CIA Director Mike Pompeo's trip made him the most senior US official ever known to have met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics.
The global economy is expected to grow at a solid pace through next year, boosted by faster expansion in the United States and Europe but after that risks will build, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. In the latest update to its World Economic Outlook, the IMF still predicts world growth of 3.9 percent in […]
French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday that divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe were becoming like a "civil war".
Bungling, distortion and diplomatic double speak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing to return to a homeland that remains perilously insecure.
Chemical weapons experts are due to arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe an alleged poison gas attack, Russian officials said, as the US voiced fears Moscow may already have "tampered with" evidence at the site.
Russia may have visited the site of an alleged poison gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma and “tampered with” evidence, the US ambassador to the global chemical arms watchdog said Monday. “It is our understanding the Russians may have visited the attack site,” US ambassador Ken Ward told emergency talks of the Organisation […]
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term" but just a few hours later the White House said the US mission in the war-torn country "has not changed".
International inspectors launched their investigation Sunday into an alleged chemical attack near Damascus that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria’s regime. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the regime’s top ally, warned that fresh strikes would spark “chaos”, but Washington promised economic sanctions on Moscow rather than further military action. US, French and British […]
US President Donald Trump on Sunday defended his use of the historically charged phrase “Mission Accomplished” to describe the recent US-led strike in Syria. The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush’s premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. A banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished” loomed […]
Israel will release 207 African migrants from prison following a supreme court ruling after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu controversially reversed a deal with the UN refugee agency on the detainees' fate.
International inspectors were to begin work Sunday at the site near Damascus of an alleged chemical attack that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes against Syria's regime.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday over Iran’s presence in Syria after Western strikes in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons and a recent attack attributed to Israel. Netanyahu also called on Western powers to take the same approach toward preventing “terrorist states” from acquiring nuclear weapons, referring to Israel’s main enemy […]
Residents in Chicago took to the street on Saturday in spite of rain to participate in a rally against military intervention in Syria.
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday there was no legal basis for British strikes against Syria and such action would encourage others to behave in the same way.
Foreign Editor for Independent Media, Shannon Ebrahim, says despite everything that the apartheid government threw at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the United States Congress acknowledged a day before she is laid to rest that she was an incredible woman and an amazing leader.
Syrian state media said the attack by the US, Britain and France would fail and called it a “flagrant violation of international law.”
The United Nations has held a special memorial service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the organisation's headquarters in New York.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela personified courage and perseverance and will forever remain a force multiplier, so said Amina Mohammed – the United Nations Deputy Secretary General who delivered the keynote address at a memorial in Harlem, New York on Thursday night.
Singapore on Friday imposed restrictions on ride-hailing firm Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asian business until it concludes a probe into whether the sale may have infringed competition rules.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela's life has been described as a remarkable journey of a truly remarkable woman, by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations - the keynote speaker at the first of two memorials to be held in New York over two days.
United Nations (UN) Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzia voiced concerns over an imminent strike against Syria by the United States and her allies, saying "the immediate priority is to avert the danger of war".
Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request by Catalonia’s pro-independence presidential candidate Jordi Sanchez to be let out of jail and sworn in as regional head. The Catalan parliament had been scheduled to hold a debate and vote on Sanchez’s candidacy on Friday, but after the court’s ruling Catalan parliament speaker Roger Torrent announced […]
President Donald Trump was evasive Thursday about when the United States might attack Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons assault, saying it could be “very soon or not so soon at all!” A day after warning starkly that “missiles will be coming,” Trump in another early morning tweet storm wrote: “Never said when […]
US President Donald Trump comments raised the prospect of direct conflict over Syria for the first time between the US and Russia.
United Nations Security Council member Bolivia has requested a meeting of the council on Thursday over the threat of unilateral military action against Syria by the United States.
Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that he was among the 87 million or so Facebook Inc users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But the chief executive of the world’s largest social media network pushed back on Congress members’ suggestions that users do not have enough control of their data […]
The World Health Organization on Wednesday demanded "immediate" access to the victims of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, voicing indignation at the strike that caused symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic substances.
Russia has vetoed a US-draft resolution to establish an investigative mechanism that would assert responsibility for alleged chemical attacks in Syria.
President Donald Trump faced a decision on whether to strike Syria and risk a clash with Damascus ally Russia, after UN members failed on Tuesday to agree on action to probe chemical attacks in the war-wracked country.