The Mistral-class assault warship Sevastopol

France delays sending warship to Russia

25 Nov French President Francois Hollande has delayed the controversial delivery of a high-tech warship to Russia "until further notice" over the crisis in Ukraine.

A ripped picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa last year

95 killed in air strikes in Syria

26 Nov At least 95 people were killed in Syrian regime air strikes on the Islamic State group's base of Raqqa last night, a monitoring group said.

Executive Director of the UNODC Yury Fedotov said no place in the world is safe from human trafficking

UN report shows child trafficking on the rise

24 Nov One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of which are subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, according to a UN report from the Drugs and Crime office.

The Turkish foreign minister has said supporting Syrian rebels is the only option for the international community

Turkey expresses fears over Syrian migrants

18 Nov Turkey has expressed fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region around the city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or Syrian government forces.

Syrian children stand outside a communal kitchen in the war-torn city of Aleppo

Obama rules out alliance with Assad

16 Nov US President Barack Obama has rejected any alliance with Bashar al-Assad against the Islamic State group, arguing that the Syrian ruler was illegitimate and that any such pact would backfire.

"The programme of the second day [for Putin] is being cut short," a source in the Russian delegation said

Putin to leave G20 summit early amid criticism

15 Nov Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Brisbane on Sunday, a Russian source said, with the Russian President facing intense pressure from the West over Ukraine.

Journalists examining the wreckage last month

Removal of MH17 wreckage under way

16 Nov Local emergency services in eastern Ukraine have begun collecting parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from its crash site in the middle of the conflict zone, Dutch air accident investigators said this morning.

Russia has long said it believes MH17 was destroyed by a Ukrainian military jet

Russian TV says photos show MH17 shot down by jet

15 Nov Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Russia's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet.

The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria launched the report in Geneva today

IS committing 'crimes against humanity' - UN

14 Nov The Islamic State militant group is committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a large scale in areas under its control in war-ravaged Syria, according to UN investigators.