On the Syrian-Turkey border, Haley confronts civil war's reality

May 25, 2017

On the Syrian-Turkey border, Haley confronts civil war's reality

President Donald Trump’s U.N. envoy set foot Wednesday in the no-man’s-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the precarious transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. That reality is far removed from America’s years-old hope for President Bashar Assad to leave power and ...

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

May 23, 2017

Report: Over 31 million people internally displaced in 2016

More than 31 million people were displaced in their own countries last year — over 75 percent as a result of natural disasters and weather-related events, and the rest from violence and conflicts with Congo and Syria topping the list, according to a new ...

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

/ May 22, 2017

With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

Having declared that finding a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is “maybe not as difficult as people have thought,” President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Israel with few concrete ideas of solving a problem that has vexed presidents for decades. Trump, ...

Iran's Rouhani finds himself under U.S. pressure after election win

/ May 21, 2017

Iran's Rouhani finds himself under U.S. pressure after election win

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country’s long-standing foe the United States. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who spearheaded a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, said Iranians had chosen ...

May 17, 2017

North Korea greets President Moon with a slap

If South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, entertained for a moment the idea that North Korea would give him an opportunity to test his readiness to engage, those hopes died Sunday when Pyongyang tested a new intermediate-range missile.