It was unclear whether the new crackdown would target groups like the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba, which are aligned against rival India.
East-West conflict over Ukraine is likely to continue to loom large when it comes to Russian foreign relations, especially as there seems no way – short of a third world war – that it is ever likely to relent on the main issue, its annexation of Crimea.
Yucatán state of Mexico has become a new energy frontier in the country, while the indigenous population is fearful of losing out on their livelihoods.
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin was regarded highly by President Vladimir Putin and was always a pugnacious defender of Russian policy, notably its intensive bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo last year to crush rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
The US commander in Iraq, army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, says that they will be able to capture Mosul and Raqqa within the next six months.
Unions launched the strike on February 1 to protest the government’s decision to dismiss or cut the salaries of many junior teachers after the latest civil service exams.
According to critics, leftist candidate Lenin Moreno is ill-equipped to overhaul an ailing economy hit by low oil prices, steep debts and a stronger US dollar that has hurt exports.
According to an agency report, the number of people making refugee claims at Quebec-US border crossings more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.
The plane suffered engine failure and crashed into a mall near the end of the runway. There were no fatalities other than those aboard the aircraft.
McMaster’s selection surprised some observers who wondered how the officer, whose army career was stalled at times for his questioning of authority, would deal with a White House that has not welcomed criticism.
Trump has let down those expecting reduced US interventionism in the world and is rewarding those he campaigned against as ‘friends of Hillary Clinton’ at the cost of the people who voted for him.
Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif says that Iran does not respond well to sanctions or threats as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington.
While China is in the third year of a war on pollution aimed at reversing the damage done to its skies, soil and water after decades of untrammelled economic growth, measures taken so far have had little or no effect.
Anglican Bishop Paul Yogusuk said that soldiers had attacked at least five women and girls in Kubi village, about 15 km southwest of the capital Juba.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services said the state was more susceptible to flooding because of destructive wildfires that left many areas in northern and southern California with burn-scarred hills.
German-born Kim Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material, according to US authorities.
In Sunday’s election, Lenin Moreno, a leftist, was a whisker short of the 40% of valid votes and a 10 percentage point difference over ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.
North Korean officials have sought to prevent Malaysia from carrying out an autopsy on the estranged half brother of Kim Jong Un, who was murdered last week under suspicious circumstances, and demanded the body be handed over directly.
President Duterte and the Philippine police forces have denied the existence of a Davao death squad, describing it as fiction.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
China announced last year that it would ban North Korean coal imports so as to starve the country of funds for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
Trump’s original order which he said was meant to head off attacks by Islamist militants, barred people from seven Muslim-majority countries and sparked worldwide protests.
Syrian warplanes bombarded a besieged rebel-held district of Homs, southern Deraa and insurgent areas in Damascus’s outskirts on Saturday.
One person was killed and about 27 injured, three seriously, on Saturday when a carriage toppled onto its side in a train derailment in Belgium.
Most of Trump’s positions go against the principles accepted by the UN. The new secretary-general will have to try to find areas of mutual concern to work with the new US administration.
A Sudanese man among them said that they had been living and working in Delaware for the past two years. “Nobody cares about us” he told journalists.
Amar Hussein, drawn to jihad by his local mosque preacher, joined al Qaeda when he was just 14. He now awaits legal proceedings as a member of ISIS.
While his opponents say that Lenin Moreno is fooling the people of Ecuador, for the estimated 400,000 people with disabilities, he is a hero.
The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack in two years, killing at least 83 people
While the ICJ ruling concluded that genocide had occurred in Srebrenica, it did not say genocide had happened in other parts of Bosnia.
How will the incoming fourth industrial revolution impact society and what clues do tech hubs such as the Bay Area hold for us?
What can Colombia can learn from other nations’ transitions, both successful and unsuccessful, from war to peace?
Nearly 800 former EPA staff had urged the Senate to reject Scott Pruitt in a letter, saying he had “shown no interest in enforcing environmental laws.”
Donald Trump’s scathing attack on the media came a day after he asserted his administration is “running like a fine-tuned machine” and there is “no chaos”.
Research by an expert shows how international ideas, practices and language of conflict resolution are transformed when they meet African “realities and politics on the ground.”
The newly appointed US ambassador to the UN’s comments came after Trump said on Wednesday that he was open to ideas beyond a two-state solution.
While the team would not be able to prosecute by itself, the idea is to prepare files for future prosecution that states or the ICC in the Hague could use.
A White House official said that Robert Harward, a senior executive at Lockheed Martin, cited family and financial reasons for turning down the job.
Caught out by the side effects of the Syrian civil war and deteriorating relations with the EU and the US, Turkey now appears to be in search of South-South cooperation.