Terrorist groups in Afghanistan, predominantly the Taliban, have reached the “highest level” of “control or influence” of the countrys districts despite the unprecedented airstrike campaign launched against jihadists under U.S. President Donald Trump, an American watchdog agency revealed in an assessment of the conflict released Tuesday.
The Dominican Republic announced on Monday that it will break diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establish diplomatic relations with mainland China, and recognize Taiwan as an “inalienable part of Chinese territory.” The move came after China offered the Dominican Republic a $3 billion investment and loan package, and fits neatly into Chinas strategy of isolating Taiwan.
Authorities in China have launched a “crusade” against the British childrens cartoon character Peppa Pig over fears that it is a negative influence on both young children and young adults.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Monday night that the United States has known about Irans atomic archive “for a while,” and he discussed it with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when they met on Sunday.
During his visit to Jordan on Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that Jordans stability is “indispensable for regional stability” and pledged to “dramatically develop our bilateral ties” on security and trade issues.
Left-wing activists and Marxist governments participated in May Day on Tuesday, in what many claim as an attempt to promote the rights of the ordinary worker.
Turkey is expected to give an al-Qaeda-affiliated group known as the al-Rahman Corps the police command of the Afrin region in Syria along with authority to impose Sharia, or strict Islamic laws, on the residents, which include members of the persecuted Yazidi and Christian minorities, a monitor group revealed over the weekend.
Cuban authorities arrested Eliécer Llorente, the teenaged son of dissident Daniel Llorente, to prevent him from repeating the protest act that his father performed a year ago Tuesday: running ahead of the communist International Workers Day parade waving a U.S. flag in front of Raúl Castro.
Top Trump administration economic officials are headed to China in the second half of this week to discuss trade contentions between the two nations.
An unidentified source told CNN on Tuesday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has tentatively agreed to meet with President Donald Trump, and there is a “strong possibility” the summit will be held in late May in Panmunjom – the same “peace village” on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where Kim met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last Friday.
The Chinese government has been accessing deleted WeChat messages without a warrant, leading to easy crackdowns on dissidents.
Chinas National Peoples Congress passed a law, going into effect on Tuesday, prohibiting any speech or behavior that desecrates “the deeds and spirit of the heroes and martyrs” of the Communist Party.
The U.S. State Department has released a report on the voting behavior of other countries at the United Nations — and has identified the top ten best and worst countries in terms of voting for or against the U.S., respectively.
I agree with South Korean President Moon Jae-in: if anyone deserves the Nobel prize for bringing about peace between North and South Korea its Donald Trump.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a slideshow presentation on Monday detailing the Jewish states findings of Irans ongoing nuclear weapons program. Below are the presentations key takeaways.
President Donald Trump promised his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, that the White House would “be working” on protecting Christians in his country during a joint press conference in Washington Monday.
TEL AVIV – Mossad spies infiltrated a top-secret warehouse in Iran, took half a ton of documents on the regimes nuclear weapons program and smuggled them back to Israel that same night, the New York Times reported late Monday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus presentation of documents that prove Iran continued running a secret nuclear weapons program after the nuclear deal went into effect is a direct refutation of promises made by President Barack Obama and his spokespeople. Their new narrative is that they always expected Iran to cheat, but that is not at all what they told the American people during President Obamas second term.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump should not engage directly in the details of negotiation with North Korea.
If people are really serious about world peace, the solution is to “ban all weapons,” Pope Francis said in a tweet this week.
Apologizing for 2016 campaign talk wouldnt make “ten cents worth of difference” in the lawsuit against President Donald Trumps temporary travel restriction, according to Trump.
Contents: Nine journalists killed by suicide bombers in Kabul Afghanistan; The Taliban announces the Spring fighting season, codename Al Khandaq; Analysts guess at why Afghanistans security situation keeps deteriorating
An Israeli satellite company on Monday revealed the damage caused to at least 13 buildings on an allegedly Iranian-controlled military base in northern Syria by an airstrike the previous day.
Full text of a presentation by Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Irans nuclear program, in Tel Aviv on April 30, 2018.
Lawmakers on Monday night largely praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus revelation of a trove of Iranian files he said showed Tehran has long pursued atomic weapons — and continued to do so after the 2015 deal meant to curb its nuclear program.
Iranian officials on Monday lambasted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus presentation about Irans nuclear weapons ambitions as “childish” and “ridiculous.”
Two Israeli men accused of spying against Saudi Arabia went on trial Monday. Prosecutors say the accused spies used phony Jordanian passports to enter Saudi Arabia after their visas expired.
Colombia is receiving more refugees from Venezuela each month than Italy did from the Middle East and Africa when the European migrant crisis, dubbed the worst refugee calamity since World War II, reached its pinnacle, a United Nations official asserted Monday.
A top adviser to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari blasted the Obama administration for not providing the African country “as much” support to combat terrorism “as we thought we deserved” on Sunday, noting that cooperation between the two countries has improved under President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday afternoon that he has proposed the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea as a potential location for a U.S.-North Korea denuclearization summit.
The vaunted “echo chamber” that President Barack Obamas aide Ben Rhodes created to sell the Iran deal was quiet on Monday, in the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus revelations of new intelligence proving that Iran had lied to the world about its nuclear weapons program.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for unity among the Gulf states against the “common challenge” of Iran during his trip to Saudi Arabia on Sunday.
President Trumps Chief of Staff, John Kelly, “dissuaded” the populist president from following through on a plan to bring the roughly 25,000 American troops stationed in South Korea home to the United States, a new report alleges.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit North Korea on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming summit between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump, the Chinese foreign ministry has announced.
The leaders of nuclear-armed rivals China and India endorsed the ongoing efforts by representatives from both countries to reach a “mutually acceptable settlement” to the tensions along their border during an informal meeting over the weekend.
National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed nuclear negotiations with North Korea on Sundays edition of Face the Nation on CBS.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provided “nothing new” in his speech about Irans alleged nuclear weapons program.
The regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad announced Monday that it had awarded North Korean Ambassador to Damascus, Jang Myong Ho, Syrias “Order of Merit of Excellent Degree” in honor of his work to bring Assad deeper in the orbit of dictator Kim Jong-un.
“Its a hotbed, and were going to to be stopping that,” Trump said, referring to the ongoing terrorist activity in the region.
Irans ruling regime blasted the “unholy partnership” between the United States and Saudi Arabia on Monday, arguing it will bring “further instability, war, extremism and an arms race in the Middle East.”
The office of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte published a list of over 200 elected officials in the country accused of ties to drug trafficking organizations on Monday, urging the public not to vote for them in upcoming elections.
U.S. intelligence reportedly confirmed that tens of thousands of files seized by Israel from Iran that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, document Irans covert nuclear weapons program are “authentic.”
TEL AVIV — In a dramatic press conference here aimed at the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday unveiled a cache of secret files he says were obtained from inside a hidden Iranian site and clearly demonstrate that Tehran maintained a secret nuclear weapons program despite declarations to the contrary.
North Korean state media reported Monday that dictator Kim Jong-un has proposed changing North Koreas time zone to align with South Korea as it was for decades before Kim chose to move the time up by half an hour as a symbolic gesture against Japan.
Greece is being “overwhelmed” by illegal migrants surging across its land border with Turkey, with a local mayor warning the situation is “on the verge of spinning out of control”.