Showdown in the sky: Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter downed by Russian Su-35 fighter jet

A Su-35 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter near Kupyansk with a missile, the spokesman for Russia's Battlegroup West, Sergey Zybinsky said.
"During combat in the Kupyansk area, a Mi-8 helicopter was downed in a missile attack by the Battlegroup West's operational/tactical aircraft," he reported.

Israel and Palestinians clash at UN meeting as tensions rise

Israel's U.N. ambassador accused the Palestinians on Wednesday of stabbing a knife into any chance for reconciliation by seeking an advisory opinion from the U.N.'s highest court on Israel's decades-old occupation — and the Palestinian U.N. envoy accused Israel's new government of seeking to crush its people.

Iranian top diplomat in Ankara for talks on Syria, bilateral issues

Senior officials from Türkiye and Iran discussed bilateral ties as well as regional issues, including the ongoing Syrian civil war, in the Turkish capital on Jan. 17.

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian visited Ankara on a one-day trip where he was received by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and held talks with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Inter-Syrian dialogue essential for peace: Çavuşoğlu

Reconciliation between the Syrian regime and the opposition groups is essential for ending the ongoing civil war in the country, Türkiye's top diplomat has said, repeating Ankara's calls on Damascus to genuinely endorse the international efforts for a political solution to the decade-old tragedy.