Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.

18/10/2017 14:52

The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington grapples with defining a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

UNESCO selects France's Azoulay as new chief

14/10/2017 12:26

The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief on Friday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out.

Moscow warns it may restrict U.S. media in Russia

09/10/2017 09:05

Russia is within its rights to restrict the operations of U.S. media organizations in Russia in retaliation for what Moscow calls U.S. pressure on RT's channel, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Sunday.

Iran warns U.S. against imposing further sanctions

09/10/2017 09:02

Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said U.S. regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed.

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

07/10/2017 11:43

A campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, given the award by a Nobel Committee that cited the spread of weapons to North Korea and said the risk was growing of nuclear war.

At least 50 dead, more than 200 hurt in Las Vegas shooting

02/10/2017 18:17

A gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, raining down rapid fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police.