The finals of the Miss Russia-2014 beauty pageant took place at Barvikha Luxury Village concert hall on March 1.
Australia will provide additional 15 million Australian dollars ($13.1 million) for people in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq and Syria, the country's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Wednesday.
Despite spending over $7.6 billion of taxpayer money on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, opium poppy cultivation reached its highest levels in 2013, according to an October report from John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Canada has raised the country's terrorism threat level to medium from low because of the rise of radical Islamist groups statements, a government official stated.
Former Syrian parliamentarian Moustafa Mohamad has begun a hunger strike in Washington in a bid to pressure the United States to better support Kurdish fighters in the besieged north Syrian town of Kobani.