World in a 'new Cold War' -  Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War".

Assad vows to retake all of Syria

President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to recapture the whole of Syria and keep "fighting terrorism" while also negotiating an end to the war.

US deploys more missiles in S. Korea

The United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea following North Korea's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, US Forces Korea said Saturday.

Venezuela leader gets emergency powers

Venezuela's opposition on Friday vowed to speed up efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro after he defied lawmakers by securing emergency powers to intervene in the crisis-hit oil state's economy.