Trump has made plans to commit war crimes a part of his campaign platform and drone strikes potentially offer him the perfect tool to accomplish his goal, given that the Bush and Obama administrations have all but normalised targeted killings as a tool of US statecraft.
US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, said that Obama had no plans to pursue a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative before leaving office.
The 193-member general assembly adopted a political declaration to spend next two years to help refugees, however, the declaration is not a legal binding.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sought to burnish their foreign-policy credentials on Monday by meeting world leaders at the UN.
A UNHCR report says only half of refugee children have access to primary education and the gap widens with higher education.
The US may have lifted economic sanction, but must now work with Myanmar on issues like building a strong civilian government and the Rohingya crisis.
Clinton has called for tighter access to guns, including universal background checks, but has never said she planned to get rid of the second amendment.
Modi and his band of cheerleaders are discovering now that there is no magic wand.
When sanctions are lifted, it will clear US businesses to work with companies and individuals that were previously off limits.
The US seems stuck in war-on-terror mode even though reality has moved on. In May 2011, President Barack Obama announced that US special forces had killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader who oversaw the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. […]
The member states continue to hem-and-haw while no clear targets for refugee resettlement has been set.
Before leaving office in January 2017, US President Barack Obama signed to provide Israel, the military aid of $38 billion over the next decade.
The former secretary of state revealed his distaste for both US presidential candidates in hacked emails leaked by a group American intelligence officials suspect is linked to Russia.
The Obama administration’s strategy includes arming the opposition forces just enough for them to fight Assad, but not enough to overthrow the government.
A senior US administration official said that Obama explained to Erdogan that the decision would be a legal, not a political one.
As a new cessation of hostilities comes into force, Russia’s influence over the Syrian conflict is deepening.
Saying that the presence of Americans gives the ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf targets in the Philippines, Duterte said he wanted the US Special Forces out.
Hillary Clinton’s bout of pneumonia has shed light on the conditions that candidates and their entourages face while campaigning.
The comments by South Korea’s Defence Ministry spokesman on Monday came three days after North Korea carried out its fifth atomic bomb test.
The seismic magnitude and surface level indicated a blast with a 20- to 30 kilotonne (kt) yield, making it larger than the bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima.
The High Negotiations Committee presented its road map to a new political settlement for Syria at a meeting in London.
US arms offers to Saudi Arabia since Obama took office have included everything from small arms and ammunition to tanks, attack helicopters, air-to-ground missiles and warships.
A statement by ASEAN on Wednesday listed eight points related to the South China Sea, but made no mention of the ruling that declared illegal some of China’s artificial islands in the sea and invalidated its claims to almost the entire waterway.
In a TV show, Trump said that he was surprised that Obama ignored the advice of several experts.
Calling Barack Obama a ‘son of a whore’ was just another PR disaster for a country already subject to lazy stereotypes.
“I will fight for Detroit, for Chicago, for Baltimore and for every neglected part of this nation – and I will fight to bring us all together as one American people,” Trump told a packed rally.
Manila’s new leader raised worries about the future of the key alliance by calling President Barack Obama a “son of a bitch.”
A day before the US president was supposed to meet his Philippine counterpart, Duterte told the press that Obama is a “son of a bitch.”
At least 35 people died in separate incidents, including members of the Syrian military. The death toll is expected to rise.
As President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs produces more than thirty cases of extrajudicial killings a day, people begin to fear speaking up.
The US hopes India will aid its attempts to confront Chinese assertiveness in the region, but Sino-Russian bonhomie and Beijing’s plans for the South China Sea could prove tough to navigate.
Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkey will never allow the formation of an artificial state in the north of Syria.
Obama will start his talk with Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow, but expectations are low as the countries have failed to narrow their main differences.
As the national anthem played across his team’s pre-season fixtures, Kaepernick has chosen to sit through it to protest what is slowly becoming an American nightmare.
Trump is expected to meet Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico in between fundraising events he has scheduled in California and his immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday night.
US deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said further Turkish targeting of the SDF would undermine efforts to forge a ‘united front’ against ISIS.
The trade pact is the economic pillar of Obama’s broader plan to shift US foreign policy toward Asia but the US senate does not plan to vote on the deal this year and will punt it to the next president.
The US sees the relationship in the context of India’s larger role in Asia, first as a counter-weight to China, and then as a partner in the US-led order. India, unsure of its future role in the region, is mainly looking for transactional benefits.
Trump said he would seek to institute a tracking system to ensure illegal immigrants who overstay their visas are quickly removed.
The West is not the part of the world most threatened by ISIS. Countries in the Middle East will have to keep their own house in order – with less corruption, a better distribution of income and fair policing.