Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 19, 2018 | 04:30 AM EDT
A meeting of the global anti-money laundering body in Paris on Friday could have a significant impact on Iran’s financial future as U.S. sanctions tighten, as it decides on whether to remove the regime from a blacklist which makes some foreign investors leery of doing business there.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 19, 2018 | 04:21 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday night welcomed Mexico’s request for the U.N. refugee agency to help Mexican authorities deal with the “caravan” of some 4,000 Central American migrants trying to transit Mexico en route to the United States.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 18, 2018 | 04:21 AM EDT
The senior-most U.S. diplomat in Honduras on Wednesday urged illegal migrants making the “perilous journey” north not to do so, echoing President Trump’s warnings that anyone entering the U.S. illegally will be arrested and deported.
James Carstensen[field_author_ap] October 17, 2018 | 20:55 PM EDT
Migration to Germany from war-torn Syria has sharply declined, in-line with earlier forecasts predicting a return to the numbers before the 2015 crisis.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 17, 2018 | 17:48 PM EDT
In another move unlikely to endear the Trump administration to the United Nations, the General Assembly has endorsed, by an overwhelming margin, an “enabling” resolution giving the Palestinian observer mission powers of a member-state, albeit for a limited amount of time.
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] October 17, 2018 | 10:50 AM EDT
Iraqi and Syrian fighters, with support from the U.S.-led coalition, continue to stamp out pockets of ISIS resistance in the desert and in cities where some of the terrorists are still dug in.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 17, 2018 | 04:22 AM EDT
When American voters go to the polls on November 6, an international team invited by the State Department to observe the elections will include six Russians, selected and paid for by President Vladimir Putin’s government.
Fayçal Benhassain[field_author_ap] October 16, 2018 | 22:22 PM EDT
France is still awaiting explanations from Iran about a foiled plot to bomb a dissidents’ rally near Paris over the summer, but maintains that staying in the nuclear deal with Tehran is the best option available to Europe, according to French President Emmanuel Macron.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 16, 2018 | 17:49 PM EDT
Cuban diplomats at the United Nations shouted down speakers and disrupted a U.S.-hosted event Tuesday highlighting the plight of Cuban political prisoners, prompting an American ambassador to say if the communist regime’s diplomats behave that way, one can only wonder how its police behave.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 16, 2018 | 05:00 AM EDT
The regime condemned the move as a misuse of U.N. facilities.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 16, 2018 | 04:52 AM EDT
The systemic problems that prompted the Trump administration to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council last June continue “unabated,” and there has been no attempt to prevent unsuitable countries from becoming members, a U.S. diplomat said Monday.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 15, 2018 | 05:11 AM EDT
The Taliban says it held talks in Qatar on Friday with the Trump administration’s newly-appointed special envoy to Afghanistan, aimed at “working towards finding a peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict.”
Emily Ward[field_author_ap] October 12, 2018 | 17:34 PM EDT
Christian Pastor Andrew Brunson. (Getty Images)
Susan Jones[field_author_ap] October 12, 2018 | 10:22 AM EDT
Brunson was back in a Turkish court today, and although the court did not dismiss the phony charges against him, it did release him from house arrest based on time served.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 12, 2018 | 04:37 AM EDT
Pakistan’s Supreme Court judges are facing threats from Muslim hardliners as they mull when to announce their verdict in one of the most notorious cases of abuse of the country’s controversial blasphemy laws.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 12, 2018 | 04:20 AM EDT
President Trump on Thursday reiterated his earlier stance that the administration is troubled by the affair and expects answers from the Saudis.
Patrick Goodenough[field_author_ap] October 11, 2018 | 04:48 AM EDT
The Iranian regime’s efforts to quietly resolve a potentially explosive dispute with Europe faced another setback Wednesday when Belgium took into custody an Iranian “diplomat” suspected of involvement in a plot to bomb a dissidents’ rally in France last June.