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2018-01-23T13:49:30.224Z
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Turkish jets began airstrikes on a Syrian Kurdish force allied with the U.S. in the fight against Islamic State, Turkey’s prime minister and Syrian Kurdish fighters said.
Afghan security forces were searching a landmark international hotel in Kabul early Sunday for holdouts hours after suspected militants stormed the building, opened fire on guests and staff and set rooms on fire.
China criticized the U.S. Navy for sailing a guided-missile destroyer close to a disputed outcrop in the South China Sea, adding to tensions between the two governments already strained over trade and North Korea.
Thai Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha uses antics to help soften his image and position himself to lead an elected government four years after a coup he says saved the nation from chaos.
The International Olympic Committee approved North Korea to compete in five events at next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, adding momentum to efforts to build trust between the two Koreas after a year of high tension.
President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy will be more focused in the coming year on countering China, an administration official said. The strategy may emphasize enforcement over negotiations with its leaders.
Policies to promote better jobs for the country’s huge under-35 population may hold the key to the country’s economic development.
Pope Francis drew anger from victims of clerical sexual abuse in Chile when he said ‘there isn’t any proof’ a bishop covered up molestation of minors by an influential priest.
Some of the Chinese ships U.S. authorities allege have helped North Korea violate trade sanctions sailed from ports with depressed shipbuilding industries, like Linhai, where boom has turned to bust.
China’s Communist Party signaled support for constitutional changes to allow the creation of a national anticorruption agency with broad authority to supervise public servants.
The U.S. Air Force is considering forming international squadrons of low-cost fighter planes to strike terrorist targets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The U.S. military has launched a new counterterrorism mission in the Philippines, making operations there eligible for the same funding used to finance the long-running wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, military officials said.
Intelligence gathered by American officials provides what they say is detailed evidence of sanctions violations, involving illicit cargo such as coal that the regime relies on for hard currency.
Oil from Lake Maracaibo transformed Venezuela into the world’s biggest oil exporter, but output has plummeted, oil equipment is idle and rusting and once-flush workers are going hungry and must deal with failing equipment and piracy.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president has clung to power by playing a waiting game, but his refusal to step down has left sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country in a dangerous limbo.
How the most significant bout of unrest in nearly a decade spread from a single city to shake the country.
The U.S. military is swiftly backtracking from plans to build a 30,000-person border force in Syria after the proposal triggered a new diplomatic showdown with Turkey.
The Trump administration is accelerating efforts to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and has decided to retrofit an existing property to accommodate the new mission that will open next year, U.S. officials said.
European lawmakers and companies worry that a lawsuit the U.S. government has brought to the Supreme Court could clash with European Union law, trapping tech companies between complying with U.S. data requests and strict EU data-privacy rules.
Congress is probing the Obama administration’s decision to use research by an ex-British spy to justify, in part, surveillance of an associate of​ Donald Trump, as Republican scrutiny rises of law-enforcement actions during 2016 presidential campaign.