‘Big progress’ expected in intra-Afghan negotiations, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister says

Afghanistan's top peace negotiator on Thursday said that "big progress" can be expected as the Afghan government and the Taliban inch toward talks that could commence next week. A February peace deal between the U.S. and Taliban opened the door to Amer...

House Chairmen call for Pentagon investigation into claims Vindman brothers were wrongly punished

Four House chairmen are urging the Defense Department to launch an investigation into claims that the Trump administration sought to retaliate against U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonels Alexander Vindman, who testified against President Trump during his imp...

Philippines looks to the U.S. for increased military presence in Asia

Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin said Wednesday his country is calling on the U.S. to beef up its military presence in Asia amid surging tensions between the U.S. and China. His comments come as disputes over national security, technology, hu...

Britain lifts ban of evidence transfer in ISIS ‘Beatles’ case

Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted a ban that prohibited its government from sharing evidence about the infamous group of Islamic State fighters known as "The Beatles" with U.S. authorities. The move comes a week after the U.S. vowed to not pu...

Hassan Rouhani: U.S. must return to Iran nuclear agreement for talks to resume

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said he would consider participating in nuclear talks with the U.S. if Washington returns to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement that the Trump administration withdrew from two years ago. His comments come just o...

UN: More than 10,000 active ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria

There are more than 10,000 Islamic State militants who are still active in Iraq and Syria, the United Nations' top counter-terrorism expert said, two years after the group's caliphate was declared destroyed. Although the terrorist group known as ISIS o...

Explosion destroys gas pipeline 1 day after Iran admits Natanz blast was deliberate

Explosions — literal and figurative — continue to rock the Middle East, and they have Iran and its allies increasingly on edge. A day after Tehran admitted for the first time that last month's explosion at its Natanz nuclear site was a deli...

Protesters in Belarus gather to call for Alexander Lukashenko to step down as president

An estimated 200,000 protesters gathered in the heart of the capital of Belarus on Sunday contesting the continuation of President Alexander Lukashenko's rule, as calls for the authoritarian leader to step down grow after a dispute election earlier thi...