1. Russian Troops Enter Ukraine, Advance on Mariupol

    Ukraine’s government and NATO say Russian troops have crossed the border and are fighting in the country.

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military situation in the eastern Donetsk region was "rapidly deteriorating." The aim of the Russian offensive seemed to be the Ukrainian port…
  1. Russia’s Stealth Invasion of Ukraine

    To keep Ukraine unstable and weak, Russia needs to make sure the separatists are not defeated.

    It appears that the Russian invasion of Ukraine that I have feared since March has now begun in earnest, with the opening of a new front in the vicinity of Mariupol on the shores…
  1. Egypt, Emirates Carry Out Airstrikes Against Islamists in Libya

    Without informing their American allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates carry out airstrikes near Tripoli.

    Acting independently of their American allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates twice carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias in Libya in the last week, officials told The New York Times. The United Arab…
  1. Russian Trucks Cross Border, Ukraine Denounces “Invasion”

    Ukraine condemns as a “flagrant violation of international law” what Russia claims is a humanitarian effort.

    Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of invading its territory when a convoy of trucks Russia claims is carrying humanitarian aid crossed the border and headed for Luhansk, one of two cities controlled by separatists who seek Russian annexation. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko…
  1. European Powers to Supply Weapons to Iraq’s Kurdish Forces

    France and the United Kingdom give weapons to the Kurds who are battling an Islamist insurgency in Iraq.

    Leading European powers said this week they would provide weapons and military support to Iraq's Kurds as they battle an Islamist insurgency that seeks to dismantle the Iraqi state and establish…
  1. Ukrainian Troops Enter Rebel Stronghold, Jet Shot Down

    Ukraine says its forces entered the separatist redoubt of Luhansk after a fighter jet was shot down in the area.

    Ukraine said its forces had entered the city of Luhansk on Sunday after pro-Russian militants who declared a breakaway republic there shot down a fighter jet…
  1. Ukraine Claims Destroyed Russian Armored Column

    Ukraine claims to have destroyed Russian armored personnel carriers that crossed into its territory.

    Ukraine said on Friday it had destroyed part of a Russian armored column that had entered its territory overnight. Russia rejected the accusation as "some kind of fantasy" and blamed Ukraine instead for sabotaging its…
  1. Russia Sends Aid Convoy to Ukraine, NATO Fears Invasion

    As Russian trucks supposedly carrying aid depart for Ukraine, NATO warns there is a “high probability” Russia will invade.

    A convoy of some 280 trucks carrying food, medicine and water left the suburbs of Moscow early Tuesday morning for the northeast of Ukraine. While Russia promoted the effort as a humanitarian operation, Western countries urged it not to use the delivery…