Recently, Iran has seen two big explosions hit nuclear and military facilities. Experts argue possible theories, including Israeli aggression and internal malfunctions.
The 6th-century structure was the Byzantine Empire’s main cathedral before it was changed into an imperial mosque following the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul. It was subsequently turned into a museum in 1934.
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as a retaliatory measure against Canada after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's December 2018 arrest in Vancouver.
Former US national security adviser John Bolton in his book has accused President Trump of seeking help from China for a win in 2020 presidential elections. The White House asked a federal court for a restraining order against its release.
The first batch of designations target 39 people or entities, including Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad personally as well as his wife Asma — the first time she has been targeted by US sanctions.
ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda wants to investigate possible crimes committed between 2003 and 2014 including the alleged torture of prisoners by Afghan authorities and, to a lesser extent, by US forces and the CIA.
The Muslim minority group in China is facing 'oppression' when they want to practice their faith, the US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback says.
Michael White, who had contracted the coronavirus while in Iran, flew out on a Swiss military jet to Zurich where he was welcomed by a senior US official.
Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"We deeply regret the US decision to end the three waivers covering key JCPOA nuclear projects in Iran," read a joint statement from Britain, France and Germany.
"I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy that gives Hong Kong different and special treatment," Trump said.
Hong Kong, the autonomous state that has long been subjected to pressure from Beijing, might lose much of its financial standing if Washington leaves it in the lurch.
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