The BBC estimate was significantly higher than the most recent assessment by the NATO-led coalition.
Fifty years ago today, the Tet Offensive exposed the US military and the global economic order it oversaw.
The US President also expressed hope of a positive development from talks between North and South Korea, announcement of which came after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise over Pyongang’s nuclear and missile programs.
Little progress has been made in the talks marked by rigid positions, tension and secrecy despite five rounds of negotiations between Canada, the US and Mexico.
Most state officials who oversee elections and election law experts say that voter fraud is rare in the US.
A nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea would go off the charts in terms of lives lost, economies wrecked, and the environment destroyed.
With lawmakers eager to begin a holiday recess until January 3, the House of Representatives and Senate scurried to pass the hastily written bill by votes of 231-188 and 66-32, respectively.
House Democrats had circulated rumours last week that Trump would fire Mueller this Friday, just before the Christmas holiday.
The foiled attack was to have been carried out on Kazansky Cathedral.
Over the past two years, numerous women have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances towards them in the years before his entry into politics.
Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced concerns about endorsing discrimination against non-heterosexual people, but also about anti-religious bias.
Democratic leaders in Congress accepted an invitation to meet US President Donald Trump and Republicans for talks to avert a government shutdown this week.
The Indian government is likely disappointed by the development although officials stressed that the overall “trend line” on Pakistan remained promising.
The effort began this week after it was reported that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, and other senior White House officials had used private email accounts to exchange messages for government business.
Susan Collins announced her opposition shortly after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said that the number of people with health insurance covering high-cost medical events would be slashed by millions if it were to become law.
Police declared the scene an unlawful assembly, threatened to deploy tear gas and arrested at least eight people.
President Nicolas Maduro sponsored last month’s election of the 545-member constituent assembly over objections from the opposition.
US lawmakers agreed to pass a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia and barring President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without Congress’ approval.
Modi’s two-day visit to Washington, where he will be meeting US President Donald Trump for the first time, begins on Sunday
Despite previous reports of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death in US-led airstrikes, neither Moscow nor Washington are able to confirm his death, yet.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
The Capitol Pride Parade saw people turning up in huge numbers. The spirit wasn’t dampened even after protesters briefly blocked the route.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in the attack, while the US claims only one person died.
Moon, in his first speech as president, said he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Amid rising tensions over the North’s nukes, South Korean media has warned that Trump’s contradictory messages could affect the Seoul-Washington alliance.
While Trump has put in place a new culture of disruptive disagreement, institutional constraints and a vigorous media have combined to subject him to the rites of scrutiny and accountability.
Trump’s advisors met with other finance and economic officials over the need to keep economic borders open and coordinate on global financial regulation.
It’s not too late to make a deal with North Korea. Ultimately, it’s what Pyongyang wants too.
Sean Spicer’s assertion sparked instant outrage on social media and from some Holocaust memorial groups who accused him of minimising Hitler’s crimes.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
Thom Tillis wanted to know if there were enough talented people available in US to fill up the needs of its industries.
The Mosul strike, if confirmed, would be one of the deadliest single incidents for civilians in recent memory in any major conflict involving the US military
Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles marking the seventh anniversary of enactment of Obamacare.
The state department said it would be the first meeting of the full coalition since December 2014, shortly after it was founded.
Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
Republican senator Mike Lee called the new plan “exactly the type of back-room dealing and rushed process that we criticised Democrats for.”
Senior officials say all options ranging from tighter sanctions to pre-emptive air strikes against North Korea will be discussed.
Trump’s order will help the programme for promoting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) facilitate partnerships with government agencies.
Trump made no mention of one of the main sources of European concern, his friendly overtures during the campaign toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The development leaves US President Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis without nominees to head both the navy and army.