Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during a meeting here with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on Friday, urged efforts from both countries to bring bilateral ties back on the right track.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to remain committed to improving relations with Russia despite disagreements. She added that Russia and the West have a common interest in fighting terrorism.

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in an apparent provocation to test the response from US President Donald Trump, the South Korean defense ministry said.

Russia considers returning of Snowden to US

Monday, 13 February 2017 03:20 Written by

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who published explosive details about U.S. intelligence activities, has lived in exile in Moscow since 2013. Now, he could be sent home to face espionage charges.

CIA director gives medal to top Saudi royal

Monday, 13 February 2017 03:19 Written by

The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honored his counter-terrorism work.

US moves to block Salam Fayyad as UN Libya envoy

Sunday, 12 February 2017 03:44 Written by

The United States has objected to the appointment of a former Palestinian prime minister to lead the United Nations political mission in Libya, saying it was doing so to support its ally Israel.

Iraq won’t take part in any regional or international conflicts, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told state TV Saturday.

Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Sunday, 12 February 2017 03:43 Written by

Donald Trump is considering a new executive order to ban citizens of certain countries from travelling to the US after his initial attempt was overturned in the courts.

Syria hanged 13,000 in Saydnaya prison: Amnesty

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:22 Written by

As many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious Syrian prison near Damascus, Amnesty International has said, accusing the government of a "policy of extermination".

Israel has passed a controversial bill that retroactively legalizes thousands of settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, drawing widespread anger by Palestinian leaders and rights groups.