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Five things to know about migrant caravans crossing Mexico

AFP | As US President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address Tuesday -- sure to include calls to build his long-sought border...

Trump pushes withdrawal from ‘endless’ Afghanistan, Syria wars

AFP | Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of "endless wars" in Syria and...

Trump ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, Taliban says

AFP | US President Donald Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, the Taliban told AFP on Friday, outlining the “Islamic system” comprising “all Afghans” that...

War of words rages as Pelosi blocks Trump’s speech to Congress

AFP | US President Donald Trump intensified his war of words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday after she effectively blocked him from delivering his...

Trump and Pelosi again butt heads but others see possible paths

AFP | US President Donald Trump bitterly attacked top Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Sunday and she again insisted that he end the government shutdown before...

Trump to make ‘major announcement’ about shutdown

AFP | US President Donald Trump will make a "major announcement" Saturday about the long-running US government shutdown and the situation on the country's southern...

Pompeo praises Egypt ‘freedoms’ during church, mosque visit

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday praised Egypt's religious freedoms as he visited a vast cathedral and a mosque in the country's...

Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

AFP | The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed...

Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

AFP | Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran,...

Trump says US, N.Korea ‘negotiating’ on location for next Kim summit

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Sunday negotiations are underway on the locatio­n of his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

China tests its own ‘Mother of All Bombs’

AFP | China has tested its most powerful non-nuclear weapon, dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs” by official media in a reference to a US...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

AFP | Saudi prosecutors sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as their high-profile trial...

India rebuffs Trump over ‘Afghan library’ swipe

AFP | India rejected US President Donald Trump’s comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying on Thursday that New...

Trump ‘looks forward to’ meeting Imran Khan

News Desk | US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants a "great relationship" with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership...

Trump warns US government shutdown could last a ‘long time’

AFP | US President Donald Trump met top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday, but they failed to hammer out an agreement that would end a partial...

Trump declares victory over IS in Syria, orders US troops home

AFP | The Islamic State group has been "beaten" in Syria, US President Donald Trump said Wednesday in announcing a stunning order to pull American...

Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged...

Trump says could intervene in Chinese exec’s case

AFP | US President Donald Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he may intervene in the US case against a top Huawei executive detained...

Admission of defeat? Trump writes to PM Khan

AFP | Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad's support in...

Trump heads to G20 primed for new conflicts

AFP | US President Donald Trump jets to Argentina Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his...

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin confirm their marriage

News Desk | Pop singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin have confirmed that they have tied the knot. In September, months after announcing their...

WW1 Anniversary: Trump era rekindles fear of another world war

AFP | World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I,...

Saudi King Salman supports son MBS on public tour despite Khashoggi...

News Desk | Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embarked on a domestic tour this week with his favorite son, demonstrating his support for his chosen...

Nuclear Treaty Pullout: US must ‘think twice’ says China

AFP | China on Monday called on the United States to "think twice" about its decision to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with...

Jamal Khashoggi’s killing took seven minutes, Turkish source tells MEE

Middle East Eye | It took seven minutes for Jamal Khashoggi to die, a Turkish source who has listened in full to an audio recording...

Pompeo holds crisis talks in Riyadh on missing journalist

AFP | US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid...

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as...

‘Confusing’ US signals: China still hopeful about Trump-Xi meet

AFP | US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will "probably" meet at a G20 summit next month, a US official said Sunday,...

US-Saudi Ties:Trump demands Saudis explain missing journalist

AFP | US President Donald Trump on Wednesday demanded that Saudi Arabia provide answers over the disappearance of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi, whom...

Murder of Saudi Journalist: A ticking time bomb between Turkey and...

News Analysis | Turkish officials have been granted access to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul who, as per the Turkish authorities a murder of a...

US-China ties sour as Xi, Trump friendship fades

AFP | For more than a year, Chinese leader Xi Jinping could count on one thing even as his government clashed with the United States...

New Cold War: US ports fear they will be big losers...

AFP | America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing bites into business. The...

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

AFP | SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch...

Chinese companies flee overseas to avoid US tariffs

AFP | A growing number of Chinese companies are adopting a crafty way to evade US President Donald Trump's tariffs: remove the "Made in China"...

North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

AFP | North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday -- a conspicuous...

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on N.Korea: Woodward

AFP | US President Donald Trump spooked the Pentagon leadership with a tweet that -- had it been sent -- North Korea would have read...

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