• North Korea claimed on Tuesday that it has successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, adding that the projectile has beefed up the regime’s missile capability to strike anywhere in the world.

    The latest missile test was overseen by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
    LAST UPDATE : Jul 04, 2017, 6:22 AM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia and three Gulf allies have called on Qatar to shut down the Al Jazeera news network.

    Four Arab countries, which handed Qatar a list of 13 demands to end an ongoing diplomatic boycott, extended the deadline for Doha by two more days, warning of more sanctions if the isolated nation fails to comply.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 03, 2017, 9:55 AM EDT
  • Travel Ban Protest Rally in Boston in January.

    U.S. president's "travel ban" on visitors from six mainly-Muslim countries came into effect on Thursday with the administration making a last minute change in new visa rules, classifying fiancés in the close family category.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 30, 2017, 7:28 AM EDT
  • Donald Trump's initial travel ban in January sparked widespread protests.

    A day after U.S. Supreme Court partly restored President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, the White House on Wednesday laid out revised criteria for visa applicants from six mainly-Muslim nations.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 29, 2017, 6:44 AM EDT
  • (Source: Márcio Cabral de Moura/flickr)

    A police helicopter unleashed a volley of gunshots and a grenade assault on Venezuela’s Supreme Court building on Tuesday, prompting President Nicolás Maduro to place the defense forces on alert.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 28, 2017, 6:41 AM EDT
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    Suspecting a potential "chemical weapons attack" by Syria, the U.S. on Monday warned the regime of "a heavy price" if President Bashar al-Assad and his military conduct another “mass murder strike.”

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 27, 2017, 7:24 AM EDT
  • Doha, Qatar

    Two weeks after snapping off diplomatic & economic ties with Qatar, four Arab states have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, ordering the isolated country to act on them to end the unprecedented crisis in the region.  

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 23, 2017, 6:34 AM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    In a big reshuffle in the country’s line of succession, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued royal decree, appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman, 31, as the new crown prince, replacing a 57-year-old nephew.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 21, 2017, 6:41 AM EDT
  • Otto Warmbier, 22, suffered "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause.

    U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted N. Korea for its "brutal" behavior after the death of Otto Warmbier, the American student who was held in the Asian state for fifteen months and returned to the U.S. last week.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 20, 2017, 5:23 AM EDT
  • (Source: mashleymorgan/flickr)

    For the first in the Syrian conflict, a U.S.-led coalition fighter jet shot down a Syrian military plane on Sunday after it dropped bombs near America-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa province.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 19, 2017, 6:16 AM EDT