Turkey announced that it had launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear Syria's Afrin region of the YPG/PKK and Daesh, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.
The firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was inevitable but Trump's leadership style of running the administration as his personal fiefdom likely means that the US State Department is just getting a change of face, not a change of culture.
The US is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks to end the more than 16-year-old war, Jim Mattis says, at the start of his visit to Afghanistan.
US-led coalition and Russian air strikes caused mass civilian deaths that may amount to war crimes, say UN investigators in the latest report covering the last six months through to January 15.
Pyongyang also wants to hold talks with the United States on denuclearisation and will suspend nuclear tests while those talks are under way, Seoul's envoy says on Tuesday, following a meeting with the North's leader Kim Jong-un.
Russia's increased bombardment on opposition-held areas, attacks from areas controlled by Iran-backed militias against Turkish-backed forces, clashes between the US coalition and pro-regime forces, are all shaping the outcome of Syria’s endgame.
Turkish ground and air offensive in Afrin, code named Operation Olive Branch, enters fourth day, raising tensions between NATO allies Turkey and US.
Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg's "The Post", starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks recounts The Washington Post Publisher Katharine Graham’s story on exposing the lies behind US involvement in the Vietnam War.
The Pentagon says it wrapped up the programme in 2012, but the New York Times has quoted sources as saying that UFO 'episodes' continue to be investigated.
Until now, the Pentagon has only gone as far as saying it was reviewing "adjustments" in arms for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which Ankara views as a threat.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump vow to increase pressure on Pyongyang to further isolate the country as US-ally Kuwait gives North Korea's ambassador a month to leave the Gulf state.
Afghan president and NATO back new US approach while Pakistan, China and Russia view the latest policy as counterproductive to resolving the conflict.
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