U.S.-backed Syrian militias said they seized a major dam on the Euphrates river from Islamic State on Sunday, their latest gain as they push toward Raqqa city.

President Trump is aware of climate change, but will “take care” of it on America’s own terms, US Envoy to the UN Nikki Haley told CNN. In response to Trump’s pullout from the Paris climate accord, the EU is considering economic measures.

The US military said that coalition attacks on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq have killed more than 480 civilians since mid-2014 - a tally that is far below those of outside monitors.

The CIA has appointed a senior counterterrorism officer with a strong background in the Middle East to lead the US administration's handling of Iran, signaling a new hardline approach to Tehran, sources tell Al Jazeera.

Putin: Syrian chemical attack against Assad

Sunday, 04 June 2017 03:26 Written by

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said a chemical attack in Syria was a provocation against Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Associated Press reported.

Dozens of civilians caught in the middle of a deadly battle for a southern Philippine city ran to safety on Saturday, fleeing military air raids and fighters - but as many as 2,000 people still remain trapped in desperate conditions.

Putin more dangerous than ISIS: McCain

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:14 Written by

John McCain has called Vladimir Putin the 'premier and most important threat', who is more dangerous than ISIS.

The Senator, 80,  told '7:30', a show on the Australian Broadcast Corporation, that while he believed the self-proclaimed Islamic State could do 'terrible things', the Russian leader has done more damage because of his alleged attempts to interfere with elections both in the United States and France.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

West culprit for chaos in Mideast: Lavrov

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:09 Written by

During a visit to Egypt, the Russian foreign minister has said that Western states, which pursued regime change policies and funded militants, are to blame for the chaos and terror attacks in the Greater Middle East, especially in Libya.

West culprit for chaos in Mideast: Lavrov

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 03:09 Written by

During a visit to Egypt, the Russian foreign minister has said that Western states, which pursued regime change policies and funded militants, are to blame for the chaos and terror attacks in the Greater Middle East, especially in Libya.