Monitors reported clashes between insurgents and government forces along the provincial boundary between Idlib and Hama and other isolated incidents.
US President-elect Donald Trump suggested that the US and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers
The Jerusalem municipality is due to act on requests to construct hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.
The speech, less than a month before Obama leaves office, is expected to be the administration’s last word on a decades-old dispute that Kerry had hoped to resolve during his four years as America’s top diplomat.
Bossert will concentrate on domestic security issues and help craft the Trump administration’s approach to cyber security.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been unrelenting in his criticism of Obama over what he condemned as its “shameful” decision not to veto a UNSC resolution on Israeli settlements.
Iraqi soldiers have retaken a quarter of Mosul, but their advance has been slow and punishing.
As the US prepares for Donald Trump to take office, India must be the one to push for greater economic and military collaboration and also lead in areas of common multilateral importance, such as climate change.
In 2011, the Obama administration vetoed a UN resolution describing Israel’s settlements as illegal. In his final month in office, the president has reversed himself. And thereby hangs a tale.
Although the resolution demanded Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem”, nothing will likely change on the ground.
Begun a year after the 9/11 attacks, the program required registration from visitors from 25 countries, most of them with majority-Muslim populations.
It’s easy for developers, corporations, governments to press economic development projects that advantage them at the expense of Native American nations.
The ban affects 115 million acres of federal waters off Alaska in the Chukchi Sea and most of the Beaufort Sea and 3.8 million acres on the Atlantic coast.
“It is understood that China and the US are using military channels to appropriately handle this issue,” says China’s Foreign Ministry.
China lodged a diplomatic protest earlier this month after Trump, a Republican, spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan.
Trump spokesman said the president-elect “remains firmly committed” to relocating the embassy but said the logistics have not been decided yet.
While Trump wants to build ‘safe zones’ in conflict-ridden Syria and have the Gulf States pay for them, Obama said that this will be difficult to enforce.
While campaigning, Trump pledged to switch the embassy to Jerusalem, all but enshrining the city as Israel’s capital regardless of international objections.
Special rapporteur Agnes Callamard had declined to accept the conditions set by the Duterte government because of which the trip was cancelled.
The company posted an advertisement for a manager for conservative outreach and public policy partnership, seeking a “liaison to conservative, libertarian and free market groups.”
The US will limit arms sales, but continue assisting Saudi Arabia in the Yemen campaign, despite concerns that Saudi Arabia is misusing its power.
President Obama will urge Trump to not damage the peace between US and Cuba, insisting that ‘turning back the clock’ will damage economic prospects.
Obama’s administration has decided to include a massive report on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” in his presidential papers, meaning it may eventually be declassified.
Some US analysts warn that Donald Trump could provoke a military confrontation if he presses the Taiwan issue too far.
Advisers to the Republican president-elect have indicated that he is likely to take a more robust policy towards China than President Obama
The review of the cyber attacks and its timeline are a signal that Obama wants the issue addressed before he hands power to President-elect Donald Trump.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s supports a bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
While the lack of an apology could disappoint some US war veterans, Abe hopes the visit will showcase the tight alliance between the former foes.
Beyond the challenges posed by president-elect Donald Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if he does not win a December 4 referendum on constitutional reform.
Looking back on the life of the Cuban communist and revolutionary and the astonishing impact he had on not just Cuba or Latin America but the whole world.
Trump’s challenge is to resolve the tensions between the two parts of his world view – ‘America First’ and ‘strong man’ belief – and implement a coherent foreign policy that is acceptable to the American public.
Trump vowed to withdraw from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his first day in office, calling it “a potential disaster for our country”.
The two men spoke about Syria and Ukraine for about four minutes, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.
With Donald Trump’s victory in the US and the rise in support for right-wing parties across Europe, some see Merkel as a bastion of Western liberal values.
“Wait until the administration is in place, it’s actually putting its policies together, and then you can make your judgments as to whether or not it’s consistent with the international community’s interest in living in peace and prosperity together.”
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced his resignation on Thursday, ending a six-year tenure as the top US spy.
Japan’s leadership has been nervous about the future of an alliance that is core to Tokyo’s diplomacy and security.
There is concern amongst European leaders that Trump might move in the opposite direction regarding the sanctions after his inauguration on January 20.
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