• Air Force Sep 3, 2019

    Syrian Father Who Lost Twins to Poison Gas Uprooted Again

    When Abdel Hamid al-Yousef lost his 9-month-old twins in the poison gas attack that hit the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in April 2017, the world witnessed his heartbreak and grief in the video of him cradling their lifeless bodies in his arms, bidding them farewell in the chaotic aftermath of the attack. Determined to continue with his life despite...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2019

    In Iran, a Plunging Economy Trumps Fears of US Confrontation

    Across Iran’s capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse. Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they wonder aloud about America’s intentions as it rushes an aircraft carrier and other forces to the region over...

  • Joe Michalitsianos May 2, 2019

    Cuba Says No Troops in Venezuela, Disputing US Accusations

    Cuba has no troops in Venezuela and engages in no security operations there but maintains the right to carry out military and intelligence cooperation, a top Cuban diplomat said Wednesday in his government’s most detailed response yet to U.S. accusations that its forces are propping up President Nicolás Maduro. Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Cuba’s director-general of U.S. affairs, told The...

  • Canada Mar 30, 2019

    Angelina Jolie: Fighting for Women and Justice Are Crucial

    Actress and activist Angelina Jolie says promoting equality for women, combatting injustice, and helping refugees are the most important parts of her life after her six children. “But in many ways, they go hand in hand,” she said in an interview late Friday with The Associated Press. “It’s what I hope my children know is important.” Off camera, the 43-year-old...

  • Canada Mar 30, 2019

    Angelina Jolie: Fighting for Women and Justice Are Crucial

    Actress and activist Angelina Jolie says promoting equality for women, combatting injustice, and helping refugees are the most important parts of her life after her six children. “But in many ways, they go hand in hand,” she said in an interview late Friday with The Associated Press. “It’s what I hope my children know is important.” Off camera, the 43-year-old...

  • Canada Mar 13, 2019

    Jolie Shows Steps Out for ‘Dumbo' Premiere With Her Kids

    Angelina Jolie brought four of her six kids for a night out when the superstar family hit the red carpet for the LA premiere of “Dumbo.”

  • Donald Trump Jan 5, 2019

    Trump Aide Trying to Allay Israeli Concerns on Syria Pullout

    The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of Congress for...

  • Associated Press Nov 25, 2018

    Russian Warplanes Strike Rebel Areas in Syria After Alleged Gas Attack

    Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for what they allege was a poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Russian military spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters in Moscow that Russian warplanes destroyed...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    US to Impose New Russia Sanctions Over Spy Poisoning in UK

    The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that Russia has failed to meet a 90-day deadline that fell on Tuesday to comply with...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2018

    Trump Says US Has Many Options in Pondering Military Strike

    President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria, vowing to respond “forcefully” to Saturday’s apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians and warning that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility will “pay a price.” As he began a Monday evening meeting with military leaders at the White House, Trump promised to “make a decision tonight...

  • Governor Oct 10, 2018

    Nikki Haley Became a Popular UN Diplomat Despite Trump Policies

    Nikki Haley came to her job as the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations with no foreign policy experience, but in less than two years she made many friends — even among ambassadors from countries at odds with the Trump administration’s policies. Tuesday’s sudden announcement that she was leaving by the end of the year ricocheted through U.N. headquarters...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2018

    N. Korea: US Needs to Build Our Trust, and Sanctions Lower It

    North Korea needs more trust in the U.S. and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang’s top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community’s biggest worries — Syria — demanded that the U.S., France and Turkey withdraw their troops from his civil-war-wracked country. More than three months after a...

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2018

    ‘Rocket Man' to ‘Terrific': Trump Lauds Kim in UN Return

    President Donald Trump raised hopes at the United Nations on Monday that a second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could occur “quite soon,” striking a conciliatory tone one year after he used his debut at the U.N. to deride the autocrat as “Little Rocket Man” and threaten to “totally destroy North Korea.” Trump praised Kim as “very open”...

  • Department of State Aug 31, 2018

    The Looming, Final Battle for Syria's Cornered Rebels

    In a corner of northwestern Syria packed with nearly 3 million people, the government and its opponents are preparing for a final, bloody showdown. The campaign for Idlib, the opposition’s only remaining stronghold in the country and now a refuge for over a million displaced Syrians, is likely to be the last major theater of battle after seven years of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2018

    New Russia Sanctions Over Poisoning of Former Spy, Daughter

    New sanctions against Russia will be imposed later this month for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempted assassination of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year, the United States said. The penalties come despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to improve relations with Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin, and his harsh criticism of the...

  • officer Jul 5, 2018

    2 More Exposed to Same Nerve Agent That Sickened Sergei Skripal

    For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police confirmed late Wednesday. The country’s chief counterterrorism police officer said tests at Britain’s defense laboratory had confirmed what many residents feared — a man and woman in their...

  • Asher Klein May 16, 2018

    Chlorine Used in Syrian Town of Saraqeb, International Watchdog Finds

    The international chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that chlorine was likely used as a weapon in the Syrian town of Saraqeb in early February, the latest report of poison gas being unleashed in Syria’s civil war. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released details of a report into the chlorine use, but did not say which side in...

  • spokesman May 7, 2018

    Millions of Tweets Spread Anti-Semitic Messages, ADL Reports Finds

    Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report Monday by the Anti-Defamation League. ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the data showed many used Twitter as a “megaphone to harass and intimidate Jews.” An earlier report from the Jewish civil rights group...

  • Europe Apr 27, 2018

    Trump Says ‘Mission Accomplished' in Syria, But Chemical Weapons Remain

    President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished” for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left enough others intact to enable the Assad government to use banned weapons against civilians if it chooses. “A perfectly executed strike,” Trump tweeted after U.S., French and British warplanes and...

  • Donald Trump Apr 27, 2018

    Defiant Syrians Say West Hasn't Shaken Their Resolve

    Hundreds of Syrians poured into the streets of Damascus on Saturday, dancing and chanting in defiance of what they called the West’s “failure” to shake their nation’s resolve with airstrikes that jolted the capital only hours earlier. The demonstrations in support of President Bashar Assad were carried live on state TV, which also reported that Syrian air defenses had intercepted...

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