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Susan Jones April 19, 2018 | 12:06 PM EDT
President Trump has said he wants to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as soon as possible.
Patrick Goodenough April 19, 2018 | 04:33 AM EDT
One week before Kim Jong-un is due to meet with his South Korean counterpart – a prelude to a planned summit with President Trump – North Korea’s ruling communist party will meet Friday to discuss and decide upon “policy issues of a new stage” in its history.
Patrick Goodenough April 19, 2018 | 04:22 AM EDT
President Trump declared Wednesday that despite their efforts, the Assad regime had not been “in the least successful” in shooting down missiles launched by the U.S., France and Britain on Friday.
Mark Browne April 18, 2018 | 23:45 PM EDT
Scores of politicians and candidates have been assassinated leading up to Mexico’s July 1 federal and local elections in what one expert is calling the bloodiest election season ever seen in Mexico.
Fayçal Benhassain April 18, 2018 | 19:31 PM EDT
President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron inspect troops in Paris on July 13, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
James Carstensen April 18, 2018 | 19:24 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon amid heightened international tensions following U.S.-led missile strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Patrick Goodenough April 18, 2018 | 00:16 AM EDT
President Trump expressed hope on Tuesday night that Turkey’s Islamist government would release the “persecuted” U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, rejecting prosecutors’ accusations of espionage against the North Carolina native.
Patrick Goodenough April 17, 2018 | 20:41 PM EDT
In an implicit rebuke of repressive regimes at the United Nations, the U.N. Economic and Social Council on Tuesday overturned a decision by its NGO Committee to deny official accreditation to U.S.-based organizations focused on human rights abuses in Iran and North Korea.
Patrick Goodenough April 17, 2018 | 00:20 AM EDT
In a busy day at the United Nations, diplomats in New York on Monday filled dozens of leadership positions across a range of U.N. bodies, with many going – in some case without even a semblance of a vote – to some of the world’s repressive regimes.
Patrick Goodenough April 16, 2018 | 20:44 PM EDT
Nine days after a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had as of Monday still not been allowed access to the site – despite the insistence of the Russians and Assad regime that they are cooperating fully.
Patrick Goodenough April 16, 2018 | 01:58 AM EDT
Ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Sam Brownback reportedly hopes to be in the Turkish courtroom Monday when American pastor Andrew Brunson appears on terror charges, at the start of a trial that has contributed to tensions between the two NATO allies.
Patrick Goodenough April 15, 2018 | 22:02 PM EDT
The Assad regime claims that a complex near Damascus struck by U.S. missiles on Friday was a center for manufacturing cancer medicine and analyzing pharmaceutical and food products – a further example of the type of disinformation that has become a prominent feature in the Syrian conflict.
Patrick Goodenough April 15, 2018 | 21:54 PM EDT
The U.S., British and French defense departments reported no successful intercepts of the scores of missiles that targeted three Syrian chemical weapons-linked installations on Friday, even though the Assad regime and Russia maintain that dozens were successfully shot down.
Susan Jones April 12, 2018 | 12:10 PM EDT
Mattis also said a military response is only one option. The others are diplomacy and economic measures.
Susan Jones April 12, 2018 | 11:12 AM EDT
"Our role in Syria is the defeat of ISIS. We are not going to engage in the civil war itself," Defense Secretary James Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
Patrick Goodenough April 12, 2018 | 04:18 AM EDT
“I have a message to convey to the rulers of Iran,” Netanyahu said. “Do not put the determination of the State of Israel to the test.”
Fayçal Benhassain April 12, 2018 | 00:26 AM EDT
Fresh from a visit to the United States and Britain, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman paid a three-day visit to France this week as Western governments look ahead to the time when the 32-year-old will assume the throne of the oil-rich kingdom.
Patrick Goodenough April 11, 2018 | 21:22 PM EDT
A still from a White Helmets video shows children suffering the effects of a suspected chemical attack in Douma on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Screen capture: White Helmets)