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04:39, 2019-10-15

Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli A recap of Monday’s stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welco...
23:17, 2019-10-14

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist group ISIL, the UN Secretary-General fears....
18:51, 2019-10-14

'We train our boys to be killing machines': Trump announces White House review of Green Beret murder case President Trump defended a former Green Beret charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb-maker, announcing that the White House is reviewing the case....
19:17, 2019-10-13

'ISIS will resurge': Mattis predicts ISIS comeback without more pressure from US Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said that President Trump's decision to pull troops from northern Syria could lead to a comeback for the Islamic State....
19:17, 2019-10-13

'Leaving us to be slaughtered': Syrian Kurds commander condemns US pullout The commander of the Syrian Kurdish forces in the northern part of the country condemned President Trump's decision to remove U.S. soldiers from the area....
19:17, 2019-10-13

Trump: Turkey will face ‘swift, strong, and severe’ sanctions if it doesn't protect religious minorities in Syria President Trump said he warned Turkey it would face economic sanctions if it does not protect religious minorities in northern Syria while it conducts military operations there....
19:17, 2019-10-13

NBC reporter: Kurds believe Trump 'gave the green light' for Turkey to commit genocide NBC News reporter Richard Engel warned that Turkey is planning a long-term genocidal campaign against the Kurds, who believe President Trump gave the plan a "green light" by pulling troops from northe...
18:51, 2019-10-12

As casualties mount in Syria offensive, the move to sanction Turkey gains bipartisan steam in Congress ‘SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES’: Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has emerged as one of the most vocal leaders of the growing bipartisan chorus in Congress who seek to punish Turkey for its military campaign...
16:17, 2019-10-12

'He doesn't work for us:' NSA disavows husband of American spy in UK traffic death An American spy whose wife sparked an international row by killing a British teenager in a traffic accident is not a National Security Agency employee, according to the agency....
16:17, 2019-10-12

Adam Schiff has 2 aides who worked with whistleblower at White House House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations,...
16:17, 2019-10-12

'The loyalist': Gordon Sondland, a diplomat in Trump's image, now at center of clamor for impeachment With his brash manner, transactional rhetoric and background in hotels and real estate, Gordon Sondland has been seen as a mini-Trump in the world of American diplomacy....
16:17, 2019-10-12

Former Ukraine ambassador: Trump broke ‘sacred trust’ with American diplomats President Trump decided to recall the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine based on foreign allegations that his own political appointees at the State Department regarded as false, according to the ousted envoy...
16:17, 2019-10-12

Ecuador: UN ‘stands ready’ to support talks, in bid to end political turmoil Amid violent street protests that have rocked Ecuador’s Government, fomenting a political crisis, the UN Secretary-General has voiced his concern, saying the Organization is standing by to help mediat...
02:00, 2019-10-12

Civilians ‘must not be a target’, urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrik...
12:34, 2019-10-11

Colombia’s peace process developments a ‘precious opportunity’ to end violence for good, says UN Mission head Thousands of former fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group remain committed to the historic 2016 peace deal which ended more than five decades of civil conflict, but attacks against the ex-comba...
12:34, 2019-10-11

De-escalation of Turkish military operation in northern Syria ‘absolutely essential’ A de-escalation of renewed conflict in northern Syria is “absolutely essential,” the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. His comments follow the launch of airstrikes and a ground o...
12:34, 2019-10-11

Thursday's Daily Brief: Updates on Syria, refugee data centre, billions raised to fight global diseases, Colombia's peace process A recap of Thursday's stories:  Guterress calls for military de-escalation in Syria's north-east; the role of cities in the climate crisis; new UN data resource to support refugees; reintegration of C...
12:34, 2019-10-11

Turkey takes a page out of Russian playbook; threatens to weaponize refugees Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Thursday he would flood Europe with millions of Syrian refugees if European countries condemn the invasion of northern Syria....
05:34, 2019-10-11

'Unfortunate': McMaster criticizes Trump's Syria troop withdrawal Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria, saying the deployment was "immensely helpful" to U.S. security and...
05:34, 2019-10-11

NATO ally Turkey asked Trump for 'military support' in attack on Kurdish partners Turkey requested American military support in a controversial offensive against the Syrian Kurdish militias that provided crucial aid to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State, according to ...
05:34, 2019-10-11

Black Hawk Down revisited: Lost lessons from a long-ago war This month marks the 26th anniversary of the notorious Battle of Mogadishu, and if all you know about the infamous 18-hour urban firefight in Somalia is from the 2001 movie Black Hawk Down, then there...
05:34, 2019-10-11

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the virus”, the UN health agency said on Thursday....
17:34, 2019-10-10

Defense intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified information on China to further his romance with journalist An analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency is facing charges for allegedly leaking classified national defense information about another country's weapons systems to two journalists, the Justice ...
16:00, 2019-10-10

US soldier on front lines in Syria tells Fox reporter, ‘I am ashamed for the first time in my career' Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00...
16:00, 2019-10-10

European Union opens the anti-Assad playbook to deter Turkish attack on the Kurds European taxpayers will not subsidize Turkey’s plan to attack the Kurdish fighters that helped destroy the Islamic State and resettle the territory they hold with Syrian refugees....
03:34, 2019-10-10

Defense analyst charged with leaking information to a journalist An analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency is facing charges for allegedly leaking classified national defense information about another country's weapons systems to two journalists, the Justice ...
02:00, 2019-10-10

'Insolent and obstructive': Tom Cotton says intelligence watchdog shared extra details about Ukraine whistleblower with House Democrats An Intelligence Community watchdog gave preferential treatment to House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump while rebuffing Senate Republican questions, according to Repub...
02:00, 2019-10-10

Afghanistan probe: ‘at least 60 civilians’ killed after US military airstrikes on alleged drug labs “Multiple” airstrikes by the US military on alleged methamphetamine drug labs in a remote area of western Afghanistan earlier this year, killed or injured dozens of civilians who should not have been ...
18:00, 2019-10-09

Stung by criticism he’s stabbing Kurds in the back, Trump tries to change green light to yellow on Turkish assault TANKS ON THE BORDER: Turkey has massed forces on its southern border with Syria, as it prepares to make good on its plans to carve out a “safe zone” by pushing out Kurdish fighters from the who have b...
17:00, 2019-10-09

'I'm going to throw up': Graham slams Trump for 'putting the nation at risk' Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Trump was risking the safety of the nation as well as putting his presidency on the line with his decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria....
17:00, 2019-10-09

Turkish tanks mass on Syrian border in preparation for assault on Kurds Turkey has gathered forces on its southern border with Syria, as it prepares to make good on its plans to carve out a “safe zone” by pushing out Kurdish fighters who have been United States allies but...
17:00, 2019-10-09

Trump’s appeasement of Turkey draws nearly universal condemnation, as the president cites his "great and unmatched wisdom" SCREAMING FOUL: The Congress may be deeply divided, but not on the belief that having the U.S. stand aside and allow Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria is morally wrong and st...
06:34, 2019-10-09

Trump insists he is not abandoning Kurds after GOP backlash against Syria withdrawal President Trump insisted he was not abandoning Kurdish-led forces as he defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey in the face of an angry backlash at his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from northe...
06:34, 2019-10-09

'Disaster in the making': Congress comes together in opposition to Trump’s Syria withdrawal Congress is uniting in opposition to President Trump’s decision for the United States to stand aside and allow Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria....
06:34, 2019-10-09

Turkey masses forces on border with Syria, leaving the US between 2 key partners Turkish forces massed along the Syrian border on Tuesday ahead of a long-expected invasion of Kurdish-held territories in the Syria's northern region, multiple sources reported....
06:34, 2019-10-09

State Department official switches speech topics amid questions about Syria strategy A senior State Department official slated to provide an update on current United States strategy for the Middle East spontaneously switched topics at the podium Tuesday, amid uncertainty about Preside...
06:34, 2019-10-09

US bans Chinese officials for persecuting Uighur Muslims Chinese Communist Party officials involved in mass crackdown on Uighur Muslims are barred from entering the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today....
06:34, 2019-10-09

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Counc...
20:00, 2019-10-08

Democrats consider creative ways to hide whistleblower identity for fear of GOP leaks House Democrats are considering extreme measures to protect the identity of a whistleblower after the intelligence official who raised concerns about President Trump urging Ukraine to investigate his ...
08:00, 2019-10-08

'It's got a big military': Trump worried Turkey would kill or capture US troops in Syria Turkey did not receive permission to attack key U.S. partners against the Islamic State in Syria, a senior administration official said while explaining President Trump’s decision to move American for...
08:00, 2019-10-08

Whistleblower memo shows White House official saying Trump-Ukraine call was 'crazy' and 'frightening' The first Ukraine whistleblower wrote a two-page memo one day after the controversial phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky detailing secondhand information pro...
08:00, 2019-10-08

Guterres: Security Council’s African alliances ‘needed and appreciated more than ever’ The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”, the Secretar...
00:34, 2019-10-08

'Good thing that he was surrounded by Secret Service': Joe Biden angered Gold Star parents days after son died A conversation with then-Vice President Joe Biden left a Gold Star family perplexed and angry just minutes before the dignified transfer of their son’s remains in November 2016....
23:34, 2019-10-07

Trump relationship with CIA sinks to new low after whistleblower allegation President Trump's strained relationship with American intelligence agencies faces its biggest test now that a CIA whistleblower has accused him of abusing his position to ask Ukraine to investigate hi...
21:00, 2019-10-07

Trump greenlights Turkey’s plan to move against US Kurdish allies in northern Syria BLINDSIDED, BETRAYED: President Trump, overruling his advisers and blindsiding the Pentagon, has abruptly reversed course and endorsed Turkey’s imminent offensive against America’s Kurdish allies in n...
21:00, 2019-10-07

'A big win for Iran and Assad': Lindsey Graham rips Trump decision to pull troops out of northern Syria Sen. Lindsey Graham, a usually staunch ally of President Trump, slammed the president’s sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria, warning that it could lead to the resurgence of the Islamic State...
21:00, 2019-10-07

'Stain on America's honor': Trump gives Turkey green light to attack US-Kurdish allies in northern Syria Overruling his advisers and blindsiding the Pentagon, President Trump has abruptly reversed course and endorsed Turkey’s imminent offensive against U.S.-Kurdish allies in northern Syria....
21:00, 2019-10-07

'Doesn't look nice': Trump’s call for Ukraine to investigate Biden rattles Europe President Trump’s push for a Ukrainian investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden looks self-serving to diplomats and analysts involved in Ukrainian issues....
05:00, 2019-10-06

Army specialist with heroic claim of saving children during El Paso shooting arrested for desertion An Army specialist who claimed to save multiple children during the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, was arrested for allegedly deserting his Fort Bliss post....
05:00, 2019-10-06

Colorado teen who thwarted school shooter graduates from Marine boot camp A teenager known for heroically thwarting the attempt of a gunman to kill scores of students and faculty as he attended class at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado has officially become a United ...
05:00, 2019-10-06

North Korea claims nuclear talks with US broke down in less than a day A fresh attempt at denuclearization talks between U.S. and North Korean officials broke down within a day, Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator announced Saturday....
05:00, 2019-10-06

‘Wishful thinking': State Department denies North Korea talks broke down Negotiations to dismantle the North Korea nuclear weapons program have not broken down, according to a State Department official who disputed the regime’s negative assessment....
05:00, 2019-10-06

Most illegal crossings in 12 years: Border Patrol took 851,000 into custody during fiscal 2019 Border Patrol agents working along the U.S.-Mexico border took into custody approximately 851,000 people in the U.S. government’s fiscal 2019, marking the highest number of arrests since 2007, accordi...
14:34, 2019-10-05

Kurt Volker: Trump accusation against Biden has ‘no credibility’ President Trump’s accusations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden have “no credibility,” said the man at the center of the Ukraine controversy....
02:00, 2019-10-05

Texts show US diplomat denouncing ‘crazy’ Trump plan to withhold military aid from Ukraine ‘for help with a political campaign’ Text messages released by House Democrats show that a top U.S. diplomat warned a Trump appointee that it was “crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign” from Ukraine....
19:00, 2019-10-04

China parades new weapons superior to America’s, including hypersonic missile ‘immune” to defensive systems RED STORM RISING: It been a few days since China rolled some of its new ballistic missiles through the streets of Beijing in a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of communist rule. And experts...
14:00, 2019-10-04

Esper not on Trump's Ukraine phone call, but Pentagon will preserve documents on Ukraine aid freeze Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not take part in a July phone call between President Trump and the president of Ukraine, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday, but, a spokesman said, the department will...
11:34, 2019-10-04

Top envoys to Ukraine drafted statement that would have committed Ukraine to pursuing investigations Following the July call at the center of a whistleblower complaint against President Trump, two top U.S. diplomats drafted a statement to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that would have committ...
11:34, 2019-10-04

Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia revealed a glaring gap in American missile defenses The Iranian attack on Saudi oil facilities Sept. 14 pulled the curtain back on one of the Pentagon's inconvenient truths, namely that despite untold billions spent on missile defense, the United State...
11:34, 2019-10-04

Texts show Trump officials debating if US withheld military aid from Ukraine for political favors House Democrats released reams of text messages between top U.S. envoys to Ukraine that they said show "serious concerns" by a State Department official about whether the Trump administration was with...
11:34, 2019-10-04

'Shit just didn't line up': Troops dispute Army claim that wind was factor in botched nighttime parachute jump Soldiers at Camp Shelby dispute commanders' claims that wind was a factor in a botched nighttime parachute jump that left at least 22 soldiers injured Wednesday during a training exercise....
22:34, 2019-10-03

Australia denies conspiring against Trump in 2016 election Australian officials denied yesterday that one of their diplomats conspired against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the 2016 election. Officials sent the denial to Senate Judiciary Chairma...
22:34, 2019-10-03

Top NATO general has had ‘zero conversations’ with US allies about increasing military aid to Ukraine The top commander of western forces in Europe has not discussed the military contributions of allies to Ukraine, the four-star American general told reporters today at the Pentagon....
22:34, 2019-10-03

Anti-government protests rock Iraq as security forces open fire on crowds in Baghdad CRISIS IN IRAQ: Protests that apparently began with Iraqis on social media complaining about unemployment, corruption, and lack of basic services have spread across the country and turned violent....
18:00, 2019-10-03

American soldier injured in Somalia terror attack days ahead of Black Hawk Down anniversary Al Shabab terrorists attacked an airfield in Somalia on Monday, injuring one service member just days ahead of the anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu....
18:00, 2019-10-03

Wednesday's Daily Brief: African youth pivotal to silencing the guns, UNHCR prize winner announced, street clashes in Iraq, Haiti humanitarian update A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Kyrgyz lawyer honoured by UN refugee agency; Positive but realistic outlook in runup to Syria talks; Security Council debates how African youth can bolster peace; r...
06:34, 2019-10-03

‘Not going to take a fall': Kurt Volker, former Ukraine envoy, poised to dispute Giuliani in congressional testimony Kurt Volker, the former special representative for Ukraine negotiations, will dispute Rudy Giuliani’s account of back channel meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, sources told the Was...
04:34, 2019-10-03

Ukraine found out US aid was suspended weeks after Trump-Zelensky phone call Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not know President Trump had suspended U.S. aid to his country until a month after the two spoke on the phone on July 25....
02:00, 2019-10-03

‘Not going to take a fall:' Kurt Volker, former Ukraine envoy, poised to dispute Giuliani in congressional testimony Kurt Volker, the former special representative for Ukraine negotiations, will dispute Rudy Giuliani’s account of back channel meetings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, sources told the Was...
02:00, 2019-10-03

Africa must ‘value youth’ in the drive towards lasting peace, young envoy tells Security Council Recognizing the potential of African youth caught up in conflict to forge peace, is crucial for nurturing their developing identities, and could help them turn away from violence, a youth representati...
21:34, 2019-10-02

'Woefully inadequate': Pompeo accuses Democrats of bullying him over Ukraine House Democrats are attempting “to intimidate, bully, and treat improperly” State Department employees into cooperating with an impeachment inquiry, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
20:00, 2019-10-02

North Korea punctuates return to nuclear talks with undersea missile test FROM THE SEA: North Korea has fired a ballistic missile from what is believed to be an underwater platform off its east coast as it continues to develop the capability of launching nuclear weapons fro...
20:00, 2019-10-02

Amid impeachment furor, Barr and John Durham flew to Rome to hear a secret tape of Joseph Mifsud, mysterious professor at center of Mueller investigation Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham met with Italian intelligence and listened to a secret recording of Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious professor at the center of the Trump-Russi...
20:00, 2019-10-02

North Korea conducts missile test a day after announcing weekend talks with US North Korea has test-fired a projectile off its southeast coast and into the Sea of Japan just hours after planned working-level talks were announced....
09:34, 2019-10-02

'Conned': Road to Trump impeachment may have begun with Giuliani getting played by Ukrainian prosecutor President Trump faces impeachment because personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was manipulated by a disreputable official who hoped to avoid being fired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according...
19:00, 2019-10-01

John Bolton: North Korea not ready to give up its nuclear weapons BOLTON ‘UNVARNISHED’: Former national security adviser John Bolton, in his first major speech since he was fired (or quit) last month, has disputed President Trump’s rosy view of North Korea’s nuclear...
19:00, 2019-10-01

Decades-Old Code Is Putting Millions of Critical Devices at Risk Nearly two decades ago, a company called Interpeak created a network protocol that became an industry standard. It also had severe bugs that are only now coming to light....
17:34, 2019-10-01

Why big ISPs aren’t happy about Google’s plans for encrypted DNS Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images) When you visit a new website, your computer probably submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name (lik...
05:34, 2019-10-01

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MI...
02:34, 2019-10-01

Monday's Daily Brief: Hopes rise for peace in Syria and Yemen, UNGA speeches end, Guterres saddened by India flood deaths 'Sign of hope' for long-suffering Syrians as new committee forms; Yemen prisoner release signals hope for Yemen; Assembly President closes formal Debate; Refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda; Multi...
02:34, 2019-10-01

Constitutional Committee breakthrough offers ‘sign of hope’ for long-suffering Syrians There is a “sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people” as a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible and inclusive Constitutional Committee is set to start deliberations next month, the United Natio...
19:34, 2019-09-30

Central African Republic: Four UN peacekeepers killed following helicopter crash Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MI...
18:00, 2019-09-30

Trump welcomes new joint chiefs chairman at Pentagon as impeachment debate swirls TURNOVER AMID TURMOIL: President Trump is scheduled to join Defense Secretary Mark Esper at this morning’s Armed Forces welcome ceremony for his pick to be joint chiefs chairman, Army Gen. Mark Milley...
16:00, 2019-09-30

Susan Rice: Obama only kept call transcripts in separate system if classified at ‘highest level’ Susan Rice, who served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, said the previous administration kept transcripts of calls with foreign leaders in a separate computer system — but only i...
14:34, 2019-09-30

President Trump welcomes new joint chiefs chairman at Pentagon as impeachment debate swirls TURNOVER AMID TURMOIL: President Trump is scheduled to join Defense Secretary Mark Esper at this morning’s Armed Forces welcome ceremony for his pick to be joint chiefs chairman, Army Gen. Mark Milley...
14:34, 2019-09-30

Susan Rice says Obama only kept call transcripts in separate system if classified Susan Rice, who served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, said the previous administration kept transcripts of calls with foreign leaders in a separate computer system — but only i...
05:51, 2019-09-29

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN Genera...
01:17, 2019-09-29

The 24 names in the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that could doom Trump An intelligence community whistleblower complaint centered upon a July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released on Thursday, setting off a politica...
18:17, 2019-09-28

'Blackmail concern': Army official at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago accused of uploading child pornography to Russian website A U.S. Army official responsible for all White House communications at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort uploaded photos of a scantily clad young girl to a seedy Russian website, according to prosec...
18:17, 2019-09-28

'Spaghetti at the wall': Russia rewriting World War II history to justify modern aggression Several Twitter accounts belonging to the Russian Foreign Ministry have been pushing false narratives about the Soviet Union's involvement in World War II in what experts believe is an attempt to just...
08:17, 2019-09-28

Reclaiming the night: UN says Taliban fighters acquiring nocturnal goggles and sniper rifles to seize advantage United States and Afghan troops may be at risk of losing their nighttime advantage after the United Nations warned in a report that Taliban fighters were acquiring night vision goggles and sniper rifl...
08:17, 2019-09-28

'The woman was bad news': Diplomats defend US ambassador to Ukraine who Trump fired and denounced Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled by President Trump as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and denigrated by him in the phone call that is now at the center of a whistleblower complaint and potential impeac...
08:17, 2019-09-28

Unable to accept its decline, West subverts international law to suit its needs, Russia’s Lavrov tells UN While crediting the United Nations for preventing ‘World War III’, the Foreign Minister of Russia lamented to the General Assembly on Friday that the number of conflicts on the planet has not declined...
06:17, 2019-09-28

‘No place for violence, intimidation or fraud’ in Afghan elections: UN chief All key actors in Afghanistan must “uphold their responsibility to support a peaceful, credible, transparent and inclusive electoral process”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement...
23:17, 2019-09-27

Sudan at the start of ‘long road to recovery’, UN chief tells high-level meeting Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting on Friday, at UN Hea...
23:17, 2019-09-27

Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest urgency’, Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, “is a generational tragedy” for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday....
23:17, 2019-09-27

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed, fourth injured following helicopter crash Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MI...
23:17, 2019-09-27

US sees ‘glimmer of hope’ for political settlement in Syria as it accuses Assad of chemical attack in May ‘GLIMMER OF HOPE’: With the war in Syria in its ninth year, the United States is renewing a push for a political settlement in the hopes of preventing more deaths in the conflict that has already clai...
19:51, 2019-09-27

Trump Still Doesn't Believe Russia Hacked the 2016 Election Trump has publicly played down Russia's role in the 2016 election. But even privately, Trump trusts conspiracy theories more than US intelligence agencies....
18:51, 2019-09-27

'It was chlorine': Mike Pompeo accuses Bashar Assad of using chemical weapons Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces used chemical weapons during an assault against the final rebel-held region of the country, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
10:17, 2019-09-27

Congress Grills Joseph Maguire Over Trump's Whistle-Blower Scandal Acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire answered Congress's questions about the Ukraine whistle-blower complaint—but not always to satisfaction....
05:51, 2019-09-27

Elimination of nuclear weapons ‘only real way’ to allay fear of a constant threat, Guterres insists Progress made in reducing the danger posed by nuclear arsenals has not only come to a halt, “it is going in reverse”, and any use of a nuclear weapon in the future would ignite “a humanitarian catastr...
03:17, 2019-09-27

At UN Abbas rejects Israeli ‘arrogance’, vows to terminate all agreements if Palestinian territory is annexed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday denounced what he called “arrogance and aggression” by the Israeli Government and called on the United Nations to push harder for the two-state solution...
03:17, 2019-09-27

DR Congo President outlines vision for a ‘more representative’ UN Security Council With Africa at the centre of many global challenges, it is time for the continent to have a seat in the UN Security Council, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told world lead...
03:17, 2019-09-27

African cooperation on peace ‘increasingly strong’, Security Council told African countries are building increasingly strong partnerships for advancing peace and security, as well as inclusive sustainable development across the continent, the Security Council heard on Thurs...
03:17, 2019-09-27

Nauru President warns of possible climate change ‘economic Armageddon’ Climate change is putting Pacific tuna fish stocks at risk, potentially creating an “economic Armageddon” for Nauru, President Lionel Aingimea warned the UN General Assembly on Thursday....
03:17, 2019-09-27

Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons: Israeli Foreign Minister The international community must join together to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the Foreign Minister of Israel told the UN General Assembly on Thursday evening....
03:17, 2019-09-27

'Pillows and sheets' vs. 'tank busters'? The military aid Trump and Obama sent to Ukraine A $391 million military assistance package for Ukraine is at the center of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry, with President Trump protesting that his predecessor sent "pillows and sheets" while he, ...
00:17, 2019-09-27

Support for impeachment rises 7% amid whistleblower complaint: Poll In some of the first polling data since Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, a survey found that support for his impeachment has risen 7%....
00:17, 2019-09-27

Esper tries to steer Pentagon away from politics as military aid to Ukraine takes center stage in Washington ESPER WALKS FINE LINE: In a way, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are in a similar delicate position. Neither can be seen to be publicly contradicting Presi...
22:51, 2019-09-26

Whistleblower complaint: White House officials worried transcript was locked down for 'politically sensitive' reasons The declassified whistleblower complaint centered on a July 25 conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released Thursday revealed concerns from White House offi...
22:51, 2019-09-26

No more parties in Panama: Key Latin American nations to reinforce US sanctions on Maduro regime The United States and Latin American countries will blacklist the “senior management” of Nicolás Maduro’s regime under an oft-forgotten treaty that American officials regard as the key to driving the ...
22:51, 2019-09-26

Whistleblower identified as CIA officer who was detailed to White House The whistleblower who filed a complaint alleging President Trump improperly leveraged military aid to encourage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden an...
22:51, 2019-09-26

US sanctions Cuba’s Castro for propping up Venezuela’s Maduro President Trump is barring Cuban Communist leader Raúl Castro and his children from entering the United States, citing human rights abuses and his regime’s support for Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Mad...
22:51, 2019-09-26

'I have to put up with Adam Schiff': Trump unloads following acting DNI Maguire testimony President Trump unloaded on Democrats and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff in his first public statements after acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified in front of Sch...
22:51, 2019-09-26

US sending 200 troops and Patriot missile battery to Saudi Arabia after Iranian attack The Pentagon is sending 200 soldiers, a Patriot missile defense battery, and four radar systems to Saudi Arabia in response to Iran's attack on Saudi oil facilities earlier this month....
22:51, 2019-09-26

Trump: Person who provided whistleblower info 'close to a spy,' alludes to how spies faced capital punishment in past President Trump told a group of people that the individual who provided the whistleblower with information is “close to a spy” and alluded to the “old days” when punishment for spying was handled diff...
22:51, 2019-09-26

'I will be the hero' of the whistleblower saga, Giuliani tells reporter President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani unloaded to a reporter about the whistleblower complaint filed against Trump and his role in the controversy....
22:51, 2019-09-26

Read the Trump Whistleblower Complaint Right Here A conversation between Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky sparked a detailed complaint from an intelligence community whistleblower. Here it is....
16:51, 2019-09-26

New indictment piles on evidence of Hezbollah terrorist activity in US An indictment filed in the Southern District of New York last week against a New Jersey man on terror-related charges revealed strong evidence of organized Hezbollah activity in the United States....
11:17, 2019-09-26

‘Ready to spend our national strength’: Iran’s Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia could see more attacks Saudi Arabia is still vulnerable to attacks like the recent strike against a pair of oil facilities, an Iranian official warned after rebuffing any negotiations with the United States....
11:17, 2019-09-26

Navy declares 80% of its F-18 fighter planes are finally ready to fight The Navy announced on Tuesday that its F-18 fighter plane fleet is 80% mission capable, meeting a goal mandated by former Secretary of Defense James Mattis last year....
11:17, 2019-09-26

'Expendable scapegoats': Navy SEALs say they were fired due to a 'Gallagher effect' that undermined Trump Two former Navy SEAL leaders filed a complaint with the Pentagon inspector general alleging they were unjustly fired from their posts partly due to a so-called "Gallagher effect" they did not address ...
11:17, 2019-09-26

Security Council debates closer links between multilateral organizations in Europe and Asia Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the move to increase cooperation between the UN and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and th...
09:17, 2019-09-26

At UN, Iran proposes ‘coalition for hope’ to pull Gulf region from ‘edge of collapse’ The Gulf region is “on the edge of collapse”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders on Wednesday at the annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, saying that “a s...
09:17, 2019-09-26

Central African Republic President says country ‘remains fragile’, despite progress on peace deal President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR), addressing the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, spotlighted “modest but sure” progress in implementing the landma...
09:17, 2019-09-26

UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel’s region Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa’s wider Sahel region “are falling short”, and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told...
09:17, 2019-09-26

Trump tells Ukrainian president: 'I gave you anti-tank busters' while Obama gave you pillows President Trump took a jab at former President Barack Obama regarding the type of aid the United States sent to Ukraine to support their fight against pro-Russian separatists....
21:17, 2019-09-25

Trump claims delay in Ukraine military aid was about getting allies to pick up the tab NO PRESSURE, JUST BURDEN SHARING: Now under an impeachment inquiry by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, President Trump offered a new rationale yesterday for why he held up congressi...
18:51, 2019-09-25

Strong leaders care about all people, not just their own citizens, Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says at UN Advances in weaponry have made the world smaller, which means leaders are not only responsible for the fate of their citizens but of everyone else on the planet, the President of Ukraine told the UN G...
18:51, 2019-09-25

Trump’s Ukraine Mess Feels a Little Too Familiar The unfolding drama ties two key threads of the Trump era: foreign interference in US elections and the president's distrust of his own intel agencies....
18:17, 2019-09-25

Kazakhstan continues to push for a nuclear-free world Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country which has renounced nuclear weapons, continued on Tuesday to urge the international community to make a nuclear-free world reality....
06:51, 2019-09-25

Trump declares Iran sanctions will be tightened to counter its 'bloodlust' President Trump pledged to continue tightening economic sanctions on Iran, citing a recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities as evidence of the need to cut off funding for the regime....
05:17, 2019-09-25

'Asleep at the switch': Giuliani blasts Obama for failing to investigate Biden and son Hunter NEW YORK — Rudy Giuliani says Barack Obama had to be “asleep at the switch” to keep his vice president, Joe Biden, in charge of Ukraine policy while Biden’s son Hunter worked for “the crookedest guy i...
05:17, 2019-09-25

'At the mercy of an incident': Macron warns that Middle East is one step away from war Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities has increased the potential for war, French President Emmanuel Macron warned while calling for a new round of negotiations with the pariah regime....
05:17, 2019-09-25

'Leverage in every crisis': Turkey’s Erdogan hints at pursuing nuclear weapons Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hinted at an interest in acquiring nuclear weapons, telling the United Nations that it is unjust for the weapons to be possessed only by major powers....
05:17, 2019-09-25

Lawsuit by Hamas victims against Turkish bank aims to expose Ankara's support for Palestinian terror The survivors of a 2015 terrorist attack in the West Bank have filed a lawsuit against a bank with ties to the Turkish government on Monday, accusing the institution of supporting the terrorist group ...
05:17, 2019-09-25

In ‘world of disquiet’, UN must deliver for the people, Guterres tells General Assembly We are living in “a world of disquiet”, the United Nations chief told the High-level session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, urging the Heads of States present to advance “common good” while uphol...
19:17, 2019-09-24

Deal or no deal: It’s all the same to Trump 3RD N. KOREA SUMMIT DEFINITELY MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN: You can often tell how much President Trump wants something by how much he insists it doesn’t really matter one way or the other....
14:51, 2019-09-24

Israeli Arab lawmakers reject Benjamin Netanyahu, but he's still in the race A group of Israeli Arab lawmakers delivered a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the negotiations over who emerges victorious from inconclusive parliamentary elections, but the jockeying for...
09:51, 2019-09-24

John Bolton fought Trump for release of delayed Ukraine military aid Former White House national security adviser John Bolton reportedly pushed President Trump to release military aid to Ukraine that the administration withheld until earlier this month....
09:51, 2019-09-24

On sidelines of UN climate summit, US President calls for protection of religious freedom As global leaders gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday to present their plans to combat climate change, United States President Donald Trump put the spotlight on the need to safeguard religious freed...
07:17, 2019-09-24

UN chief announces progress on committee to shape Syria's political future UN-led discussions to secure a peaceful future for the people of Syria have resulted in agreement by the country’s Government and opposition representatives to the formation of a new Constitutional Co...
07:17, 2019-09-24

Military wants to use gene editing to protect troops against chemical and biological weapons The Pentagon's research agency wants to explore the possibility of editing a soldier's genetic makeup to protect against chemical and biological attacks....
03:17, 2019-09-24

US ‘prevent defense’ aims at playing the long game against Iran PLAYING ‘PREVENT DEFENSE’: In football, the “prevent defense” is a game plan that is focused on playing not to lose. It usually involves adding an extra cornerback to prevent the opposing team from co...
23:17, 2019-09-23

Mysterious underground facilities discovered near North Korea nuclear complex While the future of talks between the United States and North Korea remains uncertain, satellite imagery of a North Korean nuclear complex has revealed the existence of two secret underground faciliti...
08:51, 2019-09-23

The ever-quotable Jim Mattis: The wit and wisdom of a wizened warrior Before he was President Trump’s surprise pick for defense secretary, Jim Mattis was a retired Marine general, leisurely writing a book about the leadership lessons he learned in the course of a legend...
08:51, 2019-09-23

Edward Snowden in His Own Words: Why I Became a Whistle-Blower Book excerpt: As a systems administrator, the young man who would expose vast, secret US surveillance saw freedom being encroached and decided he had to act....
22:17, 2019-09-22

Whistleblower 'didn’t have direct knowledge of the communications' between Trump and Ukraine The whistleblower who filed a complaint with the intelligence community inspector general did not have direct knowledge of the communications between President Trump and the foreign leader in question...
09:51, 2019-09-22

Tulsi Gabbard: Trump's Saudi Arabia troop deployment could ‘lead us to an all-out inferno of a war’ DES MOINES, Iowa — Tulsi Gabbard warned that President Trump’s newly announced deployment of troops and weapons to Saudi Arabia threatens instability in the region and could lead to a major war with I...
09:51, 2019-09-22

'More to be told': New York Times reporter says Ukraine story a 'significant liability' for Joe Biden A New York Times reporter says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden faces a "significant liability" in a developing story about allegations that the former vice president may have pressured the...
09:51, 2019-09-22

UN chief urges restraint following reported Saudi-led assault in Yemen Amid reports of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concerns for the attacks in a Saturday statement attributable to his Sp...
05:51, 2019-09-22

‘We’ll see who’s right’: Republicans slam Democrats over Carter Page ‘FISA abuse’ Republicans and Democrats clashed during a rare congressional hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as the reauthorization deadline for key surveillance powers looms....
07:17, 2019-09-21

Pelosi: Trump 'must' hand over whistleblower complaint House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Trump “must” allow the intelligence community's inspector general to give Democrats the information he received from a whistleblower about the president’s cal...
07:17, 2019-09-21

Friday's Daily Brief: World youth call for climate action and peace, record food needs met in Yemen, exclusive sit down with UN chief A recap of Friday’s top stories: Climate emergency threatening peace progress; Guterres urges States bring concrete answers to GA; Migrant shooting in Libya signals danger; Xenophobia attacks rise in ...
00:51, 2019-09-21

Climate emergency ‘a new danger’ to peace, youth activists hear ahead of World Day Among the efforts to build a sustainably peaceful world, “urgent climate action is needed” to curb environmental threats to all our well-being and security, the Secretary-General told the annual peace...
22:17, 2019-09-20

UN staff support youth-driven global action on climate crisis Staff at UN Headquarters in New York joined untold numbers of students, scientists, organized labour, and everyday people worldwide, who took to the streets on Friday, demanding action to address clim...
22:17, 2019-09-20

‘Collective’ erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated: Mladenov The “steady deterioration” of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between Israel and Palestine as two States live side by side, reflects a “collective failure” of leadership across the regi...
22:17, 2019-09-20

Pentagon fears a return to budget uncertainty as Democrats and Republicans squabble over wall funding and other issues HERE WE GO AGAIN: The House yesterday, on a vote of 301-123, passed a continuing resolution to continue funding the Pentagon and other agencies at 2019 levels through Nov. 21. That gives lawmakers ano...
19:51, 2019-09-20

Republicans and Democrats clash during rare FISA hearing on Capitol Hill Republicans and Democrats clashed during a rare congressional hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as the reauthorization deadline for key surveillance powers looms....
19:51, 2019-09-20

'Reagan showed that you can do it' The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, was a landmark Cold War agreement that banned nuclear and conventional ground-...
07:17, 2019-09-20

We All Could Pay a Price for the Latest Slap at Huawei An international cybersecurity group has evicted the Chinese telecom company to comply with US sanctions. That could allow malware to spread more easily....
05:17, 2019-09-20

Trump leans away from striking Iran: ‘How did going in Iraq work out?’ ‘ACT OF WAR,’ NOW WHAT?: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated the obvious yesterday, referring to last week’s drone and cruise missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure as “an act of war.” ...
04:17, 2019-09-20

'Unidentified aerial phenomena': Leaked UFO footage genuine, Navy confirms The U.S. Navy confirmed this week that three leaked videos of unidentified flying objects were the real deal, calling them "unidentified aerial phenomena."...
04:17, 2019-09-20

Afghanistan peace process might take years just to begin, Trump administration auditor warns The administration's top Afghanistan auditor threw cold water on President Trump’s plan to broker peace and quickly withdraw American troops from the country, saying that the process might not even be...
04:17, 2019-09-20

Pentagon says US will defer to Saudis on whether to blame Iran for attack The United States will allow Saudi Arabia to decide if there is enough evidence to accuse Iran of conducting last week’s drone and missile strike that crippled two Saudi oil production facilities, the...
04:17, 2019-09-20

State Department: ISIS scaring Taliban into peace talks with US Taliban leaders have an interest in negotiating with the United States because of the risk that an Islamic State offshoot will establish a caliphate in Afghanistan, according to a senior diplomat....
04:17, 2019-09-20

‘I did what I did on my own’: Giuliani insists no Trump connection to Ukraine dealings investigated by House Rudy Giuliani said he has "no idea" what President Trump told the new Ukrainian president in a phone call that could be the subject of a damning Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint....
04:17, 2019-09-20

Security Council: Two draft resolutions, zero consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria: the last province in the war-torn nation that is sti...
21:51, 2019-09-19

Wednesday's Daily Brief: 'Ambition and action', key to UNGA, South Sudan, Cameroon peace process updates A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Guterres previews next week's summit agenda; UN and Red Cross appeal to eliminate urban warfare; South Sudan's one-year peace progress report; Cameroon renews call ...
08:51, 2019-09-19

Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint reportedly relates to Trump call with foreign leader The whistleblower complaint at the center of a fight between House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and the nation's acting spy chief relates to a phone call President Trump had with a fore...
08:17, 2019-09-19

New national security adviser attacked Trump for being 'chummy' with Putin President Trump’s incoming national security adviser suggested during the 2016 Republican primary campaign that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz attack then-candidate Donald Trump's attitude toward Russian Preside...
08:17, 2019-09-19

Trump's new national security adviser Robert O'Brien was hailed by Mitt Romney in 2016 Incoming White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien was pushed by Mitt Romney, a Trump critic and failed 2012 Republican nominee, as an ideal person for the role in 2016....
08:17, 2019-09-19

The Pentagon is taking on ISIS 'clandestine insurgency' The remnants of the Islamic State have returned to the group's insurgent roots since the destruction of its land caliphate earlier this year, but it may be regrouping to make another land grab, the Pe...
02:51, 2019-09-19

John Bolton trashes Trump a week after ouster Former White House national security adviser John Bolton slammed President Trump in front of a private audience, roughly eight days since being ousted from the White House....
02:51, 2019-09-19

ISIS video found on phone of airline mechanic accused of sabotaging airplane in Miami An American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging an airplane in Miami this July reportedly had Islamic State-sponsored video content on his personal phone....
22:51, 2019-09-18

UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back page news”, the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Commit...
19:51, 2019-09-18

South Sudan’s peace process ‘precarious, but progress in being made’, Security Council hears One year on from the signing of a Revitalized Agreement to ease conflict in South Sudan, the country’s political leaders “have met some, but certainly not all”, of the expectations laid out, the top U...
19:51, 2019-09-18

Pompeo meets with Saudis to coordinate response to suspected Iranian attacks POMPEO’S GULF MISSION: President Trump has dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to coordinate the response to Saturday’s missile and drone strike that...
15:17, 2019-09-18

Trump mulling Iran response: ‘I don't want war with anybody’ BACK FROM THE BRINK: President Trump took a step back from the “locked and loaded” rhetoric of his Sunday night tweet, telling reporters, “I don't want war with anybody,” and declining to name Iran as...
06:17, 2019-09-18

Green Beret from Tennessee is 17th US combat death in 2019, as violence flares in Afghanistan The Pentagon has identified the American special forces soldier killed in action in eastern Afghanistan Monday as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, 40, from Greenbrier, Tennessee....
06:17, 2019-09-18

America Firsters aim to scrub Brian Hook off national security adviser list President Trump’s “America First” allies are waging a campaign to force Brian Hook out of consideration to replace John Bolton as national security adviser....
06:17, 2019-09-18

Trump names five finalists for national security adviser President Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he now has five finalists for the position of national security adviser, though an aide later said there were more....
06:17, 2019-09-18

Pence outlines plan to deter Iran’s regional attacks Vice President Mike Pence briefed Senate Republicans in a closed-door meeting Tuesday on the oil field attack in Saudi Arabia and how the United States could respond, calling for America to “restore d...
06:17, 2019-09-18

Air Force leadership implores public not to storm Area 51 Air Force leaders are asking the public not to storm Area 51 to "see them aliens" after a Facebook event intended to be a joke went viral and attracted millions of potential attendees....
06:17, 2019-09-18

Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks All Afghans have the right to live “free from fear, intimidation and violence”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Tuesday strongly condemning two suicide attacks...
00:17, 2019-09-18

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything. But her Fitbit did....
15:51, 2019-09-17

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher sues former lawyers and veteran legal defense fund Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, acquitted of murder in July, is suing his former lawyers and a veterans legal defense fund, alleging they intentionally delayed his trial in a "money-making scheme."...
09:51, 2019-09-17

Pentagon chief blames Iran for 'unprecedented attack' on Saudi oil facilities as military considers options Secretary of Defense Mark Esper blamed Iran for a series of coordinated attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities following a meeting at the White House to brief President Trump on the situation, saying...
09:51, 2019-09-17

US and India on verge of trade agreement breakthrough, officials say U.S. and Indian officials are nearing a trade negotiation breakthrough, according to multiple administration officials and industry insiders familiar with the talks, hoping to unveil at least a prelim...
09:51, 2019-09-17

Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-...
03:51, 2019-09-17

After 6 Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself In a new memoir and interview, the world’s most famous whistle-blower elucidates as never before why he stood up to mass surveillance—and his love for an internet that no longer exists....
03:51, 2019-09-17

Trump ‘locked and loaded’ to strike Iran but waiting for smoking gun DRUMS OF WAR: That rhythmic pounding sound you hear from Washington is the growing drumbeat for military action to punish Iran for the Saturday strikes on two Saudi processing facilities that cut the ...
19:51, 2019-09-16

'Arrogance': Mattis co-author Bing West says US efforts to transform Iraq and Afghanistan were doomed When Henry Kissinger told James Mattis he should write a book about his more than four decades in the Marine Corps, it was no surprise he chose fellow Marine Bing West to help him....
11:51, 2019-09-15

Trump discusses potential US-Israel defense treaty with Netanyahu days before Israeli elections President Trump tweeted on Saturday that he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by phone to talk about a potential defense treaty between Israel and the United States after the upcomi...
01:51, 2019-09-15

'Is he confusing them?': Biden appears to have mixed up Iraq and Afghanistan in debate Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has made his foreign policy prowess and experience a centerpiece of his 2020 White House bid, appeared to mix up Iraq and Afghanistan in a debate answer on Thursda...
01:51, 2019-09-15

‘Did it work, Mommy?': Top Obama aide describes moment she realized reality was more important than rhetoric Former ambassador Samantha Power credits her young son with teaching her not to be too proud of the speeches that won her prominence as an “impassioned” critic of Russian aggression....
19:51, 2019-09-14

'Read, read, read': Mattis won't say Trump should pick up his book but suggests he might learn about leadership if he did Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and while he wants to talk about what he learned leading troops in combat, all interviewers want to...
19:51, 2019-09-14

Samantha Power: Iran deal backers went soft on human rights Supporters of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal wanted to ease pressure on the rogue regime in other areas as soon as the agreement was finalized, according to a former top U.S. diplomat....
19:51, 2019-09-14

Pompeo: China and Russia have ‘morally reprehensible’ hypocrisy on human rights China and Russia have a “morally reprehensible” tactic of cloaking human rights abuses in hypocritical speeches, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
19:51, 2019-09-14

Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden's son Hamza in US counterterrorism operation Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Trump announced in a statement on Saturday....
19:51, 2019-09-14

Bolton reportedly resigned after Trump raised possibility of relieving Iran sanctions Former national security adviser John Bolton resigned from his position this week after President Trump suggested relieving some sanctions on Iran, a source close to Bolton told Axios....
19:51, 2019-09-14

UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa said on Friday....
17:51, 2019-09-14

New clues show how Russia’s grid hackers aimed for physical destruction Enlarge (credit: Joshua Lott/Bloomberg via Getty Images) For nearly three years, the December 2016 cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid has presented a menacing puzzle. Two days before Christmas ...
15:17, 2019-09-14

Jim Mattis isn’t telling Trump to read his book but suggests he might learn a few things about leadership if he did Former defense secretary Jim Mattis is on tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and while he wants to talk about what he learned leading troops in combat, all interviewers want to...
23:34, 2019-09-13

'They feasted on him': Cancer-stricken veteran bitten 100 times in VA facility ant infestation before dying An Air Force veteran battling cancer was bitten more than 100 times by ants days before he died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Georgia, according to his daughter....
22:34, 2019-09-13

In Washington Examiner interview, Jim Mattis concedes he doesn't have all the answers MATTIS AND ME: Interviewing Jim Mattis is a challenge these days, in part because he’s everywhere promoting his book Call Sign Chaos and been asked almost everything, in part because of his steadfast ...
19:00, 2019-09-13

Jim Mattis on Osama bin Laden, how ancient history guides his modern strategy, and his pithy aphorisms Legendary military commander retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis is on a whirlwind publicity tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, which he co-authored with Bing West. Washington...
13:00, 2019-09-13

‘Did it work, Mommy?’’: Top Obama aide describes moment she realized reality was more important than rhetoric Former ambassador Samantha Power credits her young son with teaching her not to be too proud of the speeches that won her prominence as an “impassioned” critic of Russian aggression....
03:00, 2019-09-13

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 ...
01:34, 2019-09-13

Senators ask why the military bombed 'a bunch of terrorists hiding in the bushes' with super-expensive F-35 Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee want to know why F-35s, which cost $35,000 an hour each to fly, were used to strike "a bunch of terrorists hiding in the bushes" when cheaper options may...
00:00, 2019-09-13

Chinese spies use Hong Kong to steal sensitive Western technology Hong Kong’s special trade relationship with the United States has given China the opportunity to steal sensitive technology it would not otherwise have access to, according to American lawmakers and o...
23:00, 2019-09-12

John Bolton's departure could resurrect Trump's Taliban talks President’s Trump’s split with former national security adviser John Bolton could foreshadow an effort to revive the Taliban peace talks that delivered the final blow to the pair's strained relationsh...
19:00, 2019-09-12

Trump says he has 5 finalists for national security adviser and will announce the winner next week WHO’S NEXT?: President Trump says “a lot of great people” would like to be his national security adviser, but he’s narrowed the list to five candidates and plans to pick one by next week....
18:34, 2019-09-12

Samantha Power reproached Obama for his 'distorted' account of Syria red line flip-flop As president, Barack Obama reversed a plan to punish Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons attacks and then gave a “distorted” account of the decision, according to a top adviser’s new memoi...
18:34, 2019-09-12

Half of post-9/11 veterans report 'traumatic or distressing experiences' in the military Veterans who served after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, experienced more deployments, combat, and the difficulties that go along with them than previous generations....
18:34, 2019-09-12

Israel blamed for spy devices found near White House Israel was most likely responsible for the cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive areas around Washington, D.C., last year, according to former U.S. go...
18:34, 2019-09-12

Four military working dogs given nation's top award for their service Four military working dogs were honored for their service at American Humane's fourth annual K-9 Medal of Courage awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday....
02:34, 2019-09-12

Special Sept. 11 edition: The truth about the 9/11 attacks still in question 18 years later WHERE WERE YOU?: Everyone who is old enough has a story about where he or she was on that bright, cloudless Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Me? I was in my car in the Pentagon parking lot when the first ...
02:34, 2019-09-12

'Strategically confused': 18 years after 9/11, concern the US still doesn't know its enemy persists After 18 years, two wars, multiple conflicts, and billions of dollars spent, the United States is still grappling with the threat posed by international terrorism, but questions linger as to whether p...
02:34, 2019-09-12

'I hated my voting instructions': Samantha Power defied Obama to block Russia from UN body Russia lost a 2016 election to the United Nations Human Rights Council because President Barack Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power defied his order to support Moscow’s bid, her new memoir reveals....
02:34, 2019-09-12

Pompeo could 'pull a Kissinger' and replace Bolton while remaining secretary of state: Sources As President Trump begins considering replacements for former national security adviser John Bolton, sources close to the administration say it's possible Trump will make an unusual pick and ask Secre...
02:34, 2019-09-12

National security 'chaos': John Brennan says Bolton ouster sends a signal to American enemies Former CIA Director John Brennan said he believes America's enemies are aware of "significant" mayhem in the Trump administration's national security apparatus....
02:34, 2019-09-12

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau calls election as Mounties say he's stonewalling on scandal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could have called an election any day up until Sept. 15, the deadline under Canada’s 12-year-old fixed-date election law. He decided Sept. 10 to make the announc...
02:34, 2019-09-12

Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan ‘direct talks’ needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update A recap of Monday’s top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua’s rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to...
01:00, 2019-09-12

Mnuchin dismisses question by CNN's Jim Acosta as 'ridiculous' Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta's question as "ridiculous" during a press briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
07:00, 2019-09-11

'A staff person': Pompeo and Mnuchin bury John Bolton in White House briefing White House national security adviser John Bolton talked himself out of a job, two cabinet officials suggested shortly after President Trump announced the key adviser’s departure from the administrati...
07:00, 2019-09-11

Ted Cruz: John Bolton ouster may signal 'deep state forces' winning fight to salvage Obama Iran deal Sen. Ted Cruz openly speculated that "deep state forces" may have influenced President Trump's decision to force out national security adviser John Bolton....
07:00, 2019-09-11

The potential for a 'miscalculated' enemy cyberattack keeps me up at night, warns Pentagon cyber chief If there is one thing that keeps the Pentagon's cyber chief up at night, it's the potential for an enemy to "miscalculate" a cyberattack that creates much more damage than is intended....
07:00, 2019-09-11

Trump team says Iran maximum pressure policy won't change, but some hawks worry President Trump doesn’t intend to relent in his maximum pressure campaign against Iran, the remaining architects of the policy maintained after the exit of White House national security adviser John B...
07:00, 2019-09-11

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations i...
04:34, 2019-09-11

John Bolton's firing won't fix Trump's widening foreign policy holes President Trump was clear about why he fired national security adviser John Bolton. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the administration, and therefore I asked John ...
21:34, 2019-09-10

'I resigned': Bolton fights back after Trump says he fired him Former national security adviser John Bolton is pushing back against President Trump for saying that he fired him. Bolton, 70, is instead claiming that he offered his resignation....
21:34, 2019-09-10

'Not going quietly': Internet howls over Trump firing of John Bolton Voices across social media erupted in a chorus of criticism and praise for President Trump after he announced that national security adviser John Bolton had been terminated from his post at the White ...
21:34, 2019-09-10

Pentagon eyeing 'Harley riding, tequila-drinking Navy SEAL' to oversee special operations The Trump administration is considering bringing in a self-described "Harley riding, tequila-drinking Navy SEAL" to lead the Department of Defense's special operations as the military continues to add...
21:34, 2019-09-10

Bolton ouster stuns Congress Republican lawmakers were shocked by President Trump’s decision to fire national security adviser John Bolton, who was well-liked and respected in Republican circles on Capitol Hill....
21:34, 2019-09-10

Mnuchin dismisses Acosta question as 'ridiculous' Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta's question as "ridiculous" during a press briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
21:34, 2019-09-10

Game on: After Trump declares peace talks ‘dead,’ US commander takes aim at Taliban GAME ON: Angered by the Taliban’s deadly attacks on civilians and United States troops, President Trump declared negotiations over an American withdrawal from Afghanistan “dead” and promised to make t...
17:00, 2019-09-10

Senators call for defense bill to include addition of 'Lost 74' sailors to Vietnam Memorial A bipartisan group of senators called upon the Armed Services Committee to authorize the addition of the names of the “Lost 74” sailors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the National Defense Authori...
17:00, 2019-09-10

Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an “important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment”...
14:34, 2019-09-10

Three DHS secretaries disagree with Trump: Mexico border not a top security threat The U.S.-Mexico border, where President Trump is building a wall and to which he has dispatched troops, is not among the nation's top homeland security concerns, a bipartisan group of former secretari...
07:34, 2019-09-10

Pompeo: Taliban peace talks dead ‘for the time being’ CAMP DAVID DISCORD: It began with a short series of tweets Saturday in which President Trump revealed he had invited the Taliban and the president of Afghanistan to Camp David for secret talks to wrap...
23:34, 2019-09-09

Air Force crew stayed at Scottish Trump property because it was the cheapest option, says Pentagon Air Force personnel returning from the Middle East this spring stayed at a Scottish property owned by President Trump because it was the cheapest option available, the Pentagon says....
23:34, 2019-09-09

Political solutions ‘prerequisite to sustainable peace’, Lacroix tells Security Council While peacekeeping is an “essential tool” for preventing conflict and reducing the risk of relapse, “political solutions are a prerequisite to sustainable peace”, the United Nations peacekeeping chief...
20:34, 2019-09-09

UNICEF backpacks used as a haunting symbol to call for greater protection of children living in conflict As children in many parts of the world return to school, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a haunting installation on Sunday that displays 3,758 school backpacks as headstones to il...
00:34, 2019-09-09

Pompeo participating in Dover ceremony to mark return of body of fallen soldier hours after Trump cancels Taliban talks Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is taking part in a ceremony to mark the return of the remains of an American soldier, hours after President Trump announced he canceled a secret meeting he was to hold ...
04:17, 2019-09-08

Trump cancels secret Camp David peace talks with Taliban after deadly bombing in Kabul President Trump said he canceled secret peace talks with the Taliban after the group was credited for a car bomb that killed two NATO and American service members in Kabul last week....
02:51, 2019-09-08

'Fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire': The only 2020 Democrat to experience combat finds it counts for little in political arena It has been more than three decades since the United States elected as commander in chief a veteran who fought in combat. In 2020, that period will be extended after the only candidate who fought in b...
23:17, 2019-09-07

Top Navy SEAL leaders purged after subordinates accused of drinking and sexual assault Three senior leaders of Navy SEAL Team 7 have been removed from their positions following revelations that their subordinates were engaged in misbehavior while deployed to Iraq....
20:51, 2019-09-07

Mattis recounts how the Marines accepted him even though he twice went to jail Former Pentagon chief and Marine general Jim Mattis told an audience in Washington, D.C., about the mistakes he made as a wayward youth and during the Gulf War....
20:51, 2019-09-07

Three SEAL Team 7 leaders fired after unit members accused of drinking and sexual assault Three senior leaders of Navy SEAL Team 7 have been removed from their positions following revelations that their subordinates were engaged in misbehavior while deployed to Iraq....
22:51, 2019-09-06

Not ‘optional': Top lawmaker demands US envoy for Taliban talks testify The Trump administration's point man for negotiations with the Taliban could soon face a subpoena to testify before Congress about his work as a top lawmaker demands a September hearing....
18:51, 2019-09-06

Esper calls out Russia and China in first major foreign policy speech ESPER IN LONDON: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper unloaded on Russia in remarks this morning at London’s Royal United Services Institute, which bills itself as the world's oldest independent think ta...
18:51, 2019-09-06

Customs and Border Protection moving to fire and discipline dozens of agents for Facebook posts U.S. Customs and Border Protection has proposed firing and disciplining dozens of federal agents for posting vulgar comments and offensive memes on a private Facebook page that was exposed in July, ac...
04:51, 2019-09-06

Coast Guard rear admiral defends Trump from storm of backlash after Alabama forecast A rear admiral in the Coast Guard who briefed President Trump on Hurricane Dorian is defending the commander in chief amid backlash for his claims that the storm might hit Alabama....
04:51, 2019-09-06

Sexual exploitation and abuse: latest UN quarterly update In the second quarter of 2019, the United Nations received 38 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) involving UN personnel, including civilian and uniformed personnel from peacekeeping op...
02:17, 2019-09-06

'Act of war': Mattis says Obama's inept response to Cafe Milano bomb plot 'emboldened' Iran Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he predicted years ago that Iran would escalate its provocations against the United States — and he partly blames the Obama administration’s anemic reaction to...
20:51, 2019-09-05

Pentagon’s shift of $3.6B in military construction money to build border fencing infuriates Democrats in Congress CRYING FOUL: “Today Defense Secretary Mark Esper notified me that the Department of Defense will reprogram $3.6 billion in funds appropriated for military construction projects, including at the U.S. ...
20:51, 2019-09-05

Massive drop in border crossings since crisis peaked in May: Internal documents The number of people arrested for illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico dropped for a third month in a row in August, down 62% from the May peak of 132,870 apprehensions, according to governmen...
20:51, 2019-09-05

US warns China to quit buying Iranian oil, offering $15M reward for info on sanctions-busting President Trump’s administration has stepped up its sanctions on Iran and is offering a $15 million reward for information on its embargo-busting. It sent a special message to China during the announc...
20:51, 2019-09-05

Russia angered by Boris Johnson's tribute to Poland's defiance of communism British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tribute to Poland for not surrendering to tyranny during World War II drew a rebuke from Russia, which blamed the United Kingdom for the conflict....
20:51, 2019-09-05

As US eyes exit in Afghanistan, Esper briefs allies in Europe ESPER SELLING AFGHAN WITHDRAWAL PLAN TO ALLIES: Defense Secretary Mark Esper is in Germany, the first stop on a three-day trip to brief America’s major European allies on the pending U.S. deal to pull...
20:51, 2019-09-05

Afghan peace deal in doubt as American solider among dozen killed by Taliban bomb in Kabul The Taliban took credit for a car bomb that killed two NATO service members, including an American, a day after U.S. officials said they had the basis for a deal with the terrorist group....
20:51, 2019-09-05

New technologies, artificial intelligence aid fight against global terrorism Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them, a top UN counter-terrorism...
00:51, 2019-09-05

Libyans continue ‘spilling their blood on the battlefield’ as fight for Tripoli rages on It is five months to the day since the forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army launched an offensive to seize control of Tripoli, halting “an active and promising political process”, the United...
00:51, 2019-09-05

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Fear rampant in Burundi, WHO on nutrition, Hurricane Dorian latest, Cyberbullying poll, Bachelet, one year on A recap of Wednesday’s main stories: UN rights experts warn ‘climate of fear’ rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three young people say they’ve been bullied online; and ...
00:51, 2019-09-05

Central Africans ‘need our help now’: UN’s deputy relief chief  “Spikes of violence” in previously unaffected areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) have prompted new displacement, the United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday, call...
00:51, 2019-09-05

New technologies, artificial intelligence aids fight against global terrorism Although terrorists have become skilled at manipulating the Internet and other new technologies, artificial intelligence or AI, is a powerful tool in the fight against them, a top UN counter-terrorism...
19:51, 2019-09-04

Trump expected to sign off on Taliban deal to bring 5,000 US troops home after nearly 18 years in Afghanistan THE DEAL IS DONE: President Trump is being presented today with a draft agreement with the Taliban that would provide for the phased withdrawal of more than 5,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan, from fi...
05:51, 2019-09-04

Pentagon looks down under to cut China out of its technologically critical rare earth supply chain In an effort to secure the national security supply chain against China, the Pentagon is planning to stand up rare earth production sites in Australia....
05:51, 2019-09-04

Chinese diplomats violently clash with pro-Hong Kong protesters in Europe Chinese diplomats disrupted a pro-Hong Kong protest in Lithuania on the anniversary of a major anti-Soviet demonstration, according to the Baltic nation’s top diplomat, resulting in the arrest of two ...
05:51, 2019-09-04

Cruz: 'The deep state' is working overtime to salvage Obama's Iran nuclear deal Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz claimed on Tuesday that "the deep state" within the Treasury and State Departments trying to undermine the Trump administration's efforts to counter Iran....
05:51, 2019-09-04

Nowhere is safe to hide in war-torn Yemen, say UN-appointed rights experts The people of Yemen have been subject to “numerous” possible war crimes in recent years including forced recruitment of children and sexual abuse in detention, UN-appointed senior rights experts said ...
00:17, 2019-09-04

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settleme...
00:17, 2019-09-04

'Catastrophic decisions': Mattis savages Obama for 'failure' in foreign policy Though former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis only mentions his last boss, President Trump, in the opening pages of his new book, the Washington establishment seems certain the tome on leadership is dire...
15:51, 2019-09-03

President Trump expected to sign off on Taliban deal to bring 5,000 US troops home after nearly 18 years in Afghanistan THE DEAL IS DONE: President Trump is being presented today with a draft agreement with the Taliban that would provide for the phased withdrawal of more than 5,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan, from fi...
15:51, 2019-09-03

'National security imperative': Military spouses struggle to find employment Military spouses are better educated than ever before, but rather than helping increase family income, their additional qualifications are often an impediment to greater earning power....
07:17, 2019-09-02

Jim Mattis, Marine legend who became Trump's 'Mad Dog' Pentagon chief, prepares for media blitz While famously media shy during his time in government, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis offered a brief glimpse into his thoughts on today’s political environment in an essay and interview la...
21:51, 2019-09-01

'Alpha male wolf' and 'finest of tribal elders': The two sides of Gen. James Mattis, US Marine When Stanton Coerr first met James Mattis in 1994, the experience was far from what one might expect from a grizzled, battle-tested Marine known as “Mad Dog.”...
08:00, 2019-09-01

North Korea: Pompeo remarks on nation's 'rogue behavior' making peace talks 'more difficult' North Korea's vice foreign minister on Saturday said that recent remarks by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding "North Korea's rogue behavior" will complicate peace negotiations between the two c...
01:00, 2019-09-01

UN chief and senior officials show solidarity with DR Congo during three-day visit United Nations chief António Guterres and senior members of the UN, have embarked on a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where civilians are facing insecurity and ongoing heal...
22:34, 2019-08-31

'Ignoring reality': Biden got it wrong on Iraq, Mattis says Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doesn’t recite any of his conversations with President Trump in his upcoming book (much to the consternation of Washington journalists). But he does detail an eveni...
18:34, 2019-08-31

Ex-top Mattis aide sues Pentagon over delayed publication of memoir A top aide to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is suing the Pentagon, alleging it has “unreasonably” delayed the publication of his memoir to benefit Mattis, whose own book is being released next w...
05:00, 2019-08-31

John Bolton’s Belarus trip stirs threat to Putin White House national security adviser John Bolton’s unexpected meeting with “the last dictator in Europe” could undermine a vital Russian alliance, with potentially high stakes for Russian President V...
05:00, 2019-08-31

IAEA report raises suspicion Iran is hiding 'undeclared nuclear material' A forthcoming report from the International Atomic Energy Agency has stoked concerns that Iran is hiding illicit nuclear activity, according to government officials familiar with the agency’s still-un...
05:00, 2019-08-31

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn't be worse’ The situation in Yemen is “very fragile”, the top United Nations humanitarian official has warned, noting that as many as 13 people have been killed and at least 70 wounded over the past three days du...
17:34, 2019-08-30

White House and State Department greenlight Israeli strikes on Iranian proxies in Iraq despite Pentagon disapproval Washington gave Israel its blessing to strike Iranian-backed forces in Iraq a day after Pentagon leaders distanced themselves from the operations, emphasizing the United States is a “guest” in the cou...
16:34, 2019-08-30

Trump’s announcement that 8,600 US troops will stay in Afghanistan both panics and reassures critics ‘WE’RE GOING TO KEEP A PRESENCE’: As the expected announcement of a deal with the Taliban that would provide for the gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan grows closer, the concern of som...
16:34, 2019-08-30

US pushes to 'starve' Iranian military after Tehran rebuffs talks U.S. officials imposed sanctions on two Iranian military technology networks, undermining the regime’s ballistic missile supply chain days after Tehran rebuffed talks with President Trump....
03:34, 2019-08-30

Feds clarify: Policy change won't affect birthright citizenship of most born on US bases abroad Federal immigration officials clarified Thursday that a recently announced policy change to citizenship criteria will not bar birthright citizenship from the vast majority of babies born to U.S. citiz...
03:34, 2019-08-30

Army major violates Hatch Act at Biden rally A major in the Army National Guard Signal Corps violated the Hatch Act by explicitly expressing support for Joe Biden’s presidential bid during a town hall meeting in South Carolina....
03:34, 2019-08-30

WATCH: Trump establishes the US Space Command President Trump will be hosting an event in the Rose Garden at 4 p.m. EST to officially establish the U.S. Space Command. Vice President Mike Pence will also be in attendance....
03:34, 2019-08-30

White House and State greenlight Israeli strikes on Iranian proxies in Iraq despite Pentagon disapproval Washington gave Israel its blessing to strike Iranian-backed forces in Iraq a day after Pentagon leaders distanced themselves from the operations, emphasizing the United States is a “guest” in the cou...
03:34, 2019-08-30

‘Ground Zero’: Report from the former Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan Every year on August 29, at the initiative of Kazakhstan, the UN and its Member States mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the Day coincides with the 70th anniversary of the f...
22:00, 2019-08-29

US Space Command launches, the next step to realizing Trump’s dream of a Space Force AND WE HAVE LIFTOFF: Today’s ceremony reestablishing U.S. Space Command marks a significant step in fulfilling President Trump’s vision of a full-fledged Space Force as a separate, albeit the smallest...
15:34, 2019-08-29

Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force a ‘central pillar’ of global disarmament push, says UN chief The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “our collective security depends” on bringing a global treaty into force that bans nuclear explosions, Un...
14:00, 2019-08-29

Long Pentagon briefing drought about to end RED-LETTER DAY: The last time a U.S. defense secretary took the podium in the Pentagon briefing room alongside the joint chiefs chairman to face the cameras and take reporters’ questions was exactly o...
05:34, 2019-08-29

Esper gives his first press briefing, ending a year-long drought at the Pentagon Secretary of Defense Mark Esper gave his first press briefing Wednesday since entering office, ending the year-long drought of press briefings by a sitting Secretary of Defense....
05:34, 2019-08-29

US rebukes South Korea for scrapping security pact with Japan A dispute between South Korea and Japan is strengthening China’s hand at the expense of both countries as well as the United States, according to leading defense officials....
05:34, 2019-08-29

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Guterres talks technology for Africa’s development, ‘extinction crisis’ prompts stronger wildlife protection, Greta Thunberg reaches New York, funding shortfalls in Iraq, a positive step for Indigenous women A recap of Wednesday’s stories: Secretary-General António Guterres says ‘winds of hope are blowing ever stronger’ for Africa’s development; Swedish climate youth activist Greta Thunberg reaches New Yo...
00:00, 2019-08-29

‘Perseverance is key’ to Iraq’s future, UN envoy tells Security Council Although Iraq is “hard at work building on progress made to date”, a top United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday that decades of trouble continue to impact the present, but caut...
21:34, 2019-08-28

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: UN envoy on Middle East peace process, child labour in Nepal, latest deadly Mediterranean shipwreck, DRC's Goma 21-days free of Ebola transmission, UN chief urges ban on nuclear testing A recap of Tuesday's stories: UN envoy says tangible steps 'can, and must be taken' to reverse the 'negative trajectory' of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; child labour case in Nepal highlights 'wid...
13:00, 2019-08-28

With ISIL down but not out, continued vigilance is key, UN Security Council told Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations top counter-terrorism officials told the Security Co...
13:00, 2019-08-28

'Disappearing delivery vehicles': Vanishing polymer offers US military the chance to leave no trace Military researchers have developed a material that can self-destruct instantaneously, offering a way to send equipment into enemy territory without leaving a trace....
10:34, 2019-08-28

Russia denies visa for second US senator Russia has barred a second senator from entering the country as Moscow denies visas for American lawmakers critical of President Vladimir Putin while President Trump backs him on the world stage....
04:34, 2019-08-28

Bolton tries to assure Iran hawks jolted by Trump's olive branch to Tehran President Trump’s willingness to meet with Iranian leaders does not imply any easing of the maximum pressure campaign, according to a top White House adviser....
04:34, 2019-08-28

Hackers Could Steal a Tesla Model S by Cloning Its Key Fob—Again The same researchers who figured out how to clone a Tesla Model S key fob have done it again, cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem....
23:00, 2019-08-27

‘Complete political deadlock’ over Middle East peace risks more violence, regional escalation, warns UN envoy Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace process, a senior United Nations envoy warned the Securi...
22:00, 2019-08-27

'It improves targeting’: Americans under threat from Chinese facial recognition systems, Rubio warns Chinese facial recognition technology is spreading to cities around the world, heightening the risk of travel for U.S. government officials and even private citizens, according to a top lawmaker....
18:00, 2019-08-27

Trump says his ‘gut’ tells him Iran is ready to deal on nukes READY TO DEAL: President Trump says he believes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may be ready to negotiate a new agreement to resolve the stalemate over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which Trump rejecte...
18:00, 2019-08-27

Military branches failing to monitor base access years after deadly mass shootings The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aren't properly monitoring access to their bases years after deadly mass shootings at installations in Fort Hood, Texas, and Washington, D.C., a federal watchdog says....
08:34, 2019-08-27

Lawmakers worry World Bank is funding China's Uighur Muslim 're-education' camps World Bank officials have issued a loan to China for the very region where Communist authorities have established mass detention camps targeting Uighur Muslims, drawing rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and...
08:34, 2019-08-27

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge ...
04:34, 2019-08-27

Former US-North Korean negotiator says Trump in ‘complete denial’ over Kim’s latest missile tests HEY, THEY’RE JUST SHORT-RANGE MISSILES: As President Trump works to get the derailed nuclear talks with North Korea back on track, he continues to downplay the threat from missile tests and side with ...
11:00, 2019-08-26

The massive balloons that have made drug smuggling by plane nearly extinct RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas — It was just another Monday in 2001 when a few of the country’s top national security officials gathered inside the Pentagon to discuss taking all the air out of a program that...
08:34, 2019-08-26

Terror-sponsor Iran threatens Washington think tank with actions by 'security apparatuses' Iran, an international sponsor of terrorism, has announced sanctions against a hawkish Washington think tank, threatening that any actions taken against it by "security apparatuses" will be "considere...
01:17, 2019-08-25

Alleged 'Snake Oil' Crypto Firm Sues Over Boos at Black Hat The paper being presented suggested that the two researchers had a method to quickly find large semiprime numbers and essentially break RSA-2048 and any other semiprime-based encryption....
17:17, 2019-08-24

South Korea scraps intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in blow to US alliance South Korea is ending its intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan, delivering a blow to U.S. and allied missile defenses, in a dispute over human rights abuses during World War II....
02:17, 2019-08-24

Pakistan predicts Indian 'false flag' attack that triggers face-off with 'nuclear-armed countries' Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the prospect of nuclear war with India while calling for international assistance in a territorial dispute with his larger democratic neighbor....
02:17, 2019-08-24

'Work will set you free': US Army commander suspended for using Auschwitz slogan to boost recruiting A US Army commander has been suspended after he reportedly sent a memo to Army recruiters that included the Nazi motto of the notorious Auschwitz death camp....
02:17, 2019-08-24

Stopping China's cyber mischief Responding to longstanding security concerns over Huawei and other Chinese companies, two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to boost oversight of hardware and software from China....
02:17, 2019-08-24

Trump makes Russia’s readmission the issue at G-7 summit TRUMP MAKES RUSSIA THE ISSUE AT G-7: As President Trump heads to the French seaside resort of Biarritz for the annual gathering of the Group of Seven nations, he’s managed to put Russia at the center ...
02:17, 2019-08-24

Top Navy SEAL orders haircuts and inspections for 'ethically misaligned' elite force Navy SEALs will have to adhere to traditional grooming standards and regular inspections in a new "back to basics" directive aimed at restoring proper leadership and ethics within the special warfare ...
02:17, 2019-08-24

Hong Kong protesters tie Xi’s hands with Baltic anti-Soviet human chain Pro-democracy activists formed a human chain across Hong Kong, recreating a historic anti-Soviet demonstration known as the Baltic Way to denounce China’s infringement on the semi-autonomous city....
02:17, 2019-08-24

What Is Cyberwar? The Complete WIRED Guide The threat of cyberwar looms over the future: a new dimension of conflict capable of leapfrogging borders and teleporting the chaos of war to civilians thousands of miles beyond its front....
14:51, 2019-08-23

World must stamp out persecution of religious groups, Guterres declares on new UN Day UN chief António Guterres called for an end to the persecution of religious groups on Thursday, the first ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Bel...
04:17, 2019-08-23

Aggrieved Trump steps up attacks on allies and threatens to release ISIS prisoners in Europe WITH FRIENDS LIKE THE US: After insulting Denmark by suggesting it should consider selling Greenland to the United States in what he said was “essentially, it's a large real estate deal,” President Tr...
19:51, 2019-08-22

Kansas professor charged with secretly working on Chinese government program A University of Kansas chemistry professor has been indicted on federal charges that he hid his work for a Chinese university while he also conducted research funded by the U.S. government....
19:51, 2019-08-22

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Yemen aid programmes closing, Guterres Idlib concern, Somalia insecurity, honouring terror victims Today’s stories: aid money promised for Yemen fails to materialize, prospects of new Idlib conflict put millions at risk, new Sudanese transitional government welcomed by UN chief, insecurity threaten...
05:17, 2019-08-22

Denmark gratified by ‘friendly’ phone call with Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Mike Pompeo credited Denmark with making valuable contributions to U.S. security amid a controversy over Danish disinterest in selling Greenland....
01:51, 2019-08-22

Special Forces training exercise to take place across North Carolina At the end of August, Special Forces candidates in the final stages of their training will participate in the two-week "Robin Sage" exercise that takes place across several counties in North Carolina....
00:51, 2019-08-22

ISIS replacing Taliban as biggest threat to peace in Afghanistan while rebounding in Iraq and Syria THE VIRULENCE OF ISIS: A pair of congressionally mandated Pentagon reports out this month paint a sobering picture of brutal Islamic State fighters who have been disrupted but not defeated and are on ...
19:51, 2019-08-21

Lindsey Graham: Horowitz will offer Senate 'chilling testimony' on FISA abuse Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham confirmed Wednesday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify in front of the committee....
19:51, 2019-08-21

China confirms it seized UK consulate employee An employee of the United Kingdom’s consulate in Hong Kong was arrested in mainland China, the two governments confirmed, amid tensions over protests in the former British colony....
19:51, 2019-08-21

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format it can share with advertisers....
10:17, 2019-08-21

Guterres pledges UN support to Sudan after military and civilian opposition reach deal on transitional government UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday congratulated the people of Sudan after the military council and civilian opposition alliance agreed earlier in the day on a power-sharing accord....
04:51, 2019-08-21

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN sai...
04:51, 2019-08-21

‘No time to lose’ UN envoy tells Security Council, ‘Yemen cannot wait’ One month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing “a crucial moment” in the course of its long and bloody conflict, and on Tuesday, he again urged memb...
04:51, 2019-08-21

Urgent need for ‘restraint and genuine dialogue’ in Middle East to avoid major confrontation Briefing the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Maria Luiza Viotti, said on Tuesday that “restraint and genuine dialogue are urgently n...
04:51, 2019-08-21

To be 'best of breed,' the Army needs cloud computing, says Army secretary To win against adversaries such as China and Russia, the Army can't just be better than a single competitor, it needs to be the best overall, and that requires cloud computing....
04:17, 2019-08-21

'We’re taking this seriously': Nevada county has emergency plans to deal with Area 51 event While the viral "Storm Area 51" event that is seemingly set to take place may be a joke to some, the county that houses the secret U.S. military base is not laughing about it....
02:51, 2019-08-21

US launches countdown clock to warn of Russia and China arming Iran Western allies have 15 months to unify against Iran before the regime is free to buy and sell weapons under the 2015 nuclear deal, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
02:51, 2019-08-21

Trump’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan: Cutting a deal or cutting and running? PEACE PLAN OR PULLOUT PLAN?: The shocking ISIS attack on a wedding party in Kabul, in which a suicide bomber blew himself up in the midddle of a dancing crowd of celebrants Saturday night, has raised ...
20:51, 2019-08-20

Former lawyer demands $1M in unpaid fees from Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Eddie Gallagher avoided further jail time after being found not guilty of war crimes, but he's facing new legal trouble: The Navy SEAL's former lawyer is seeking up to $1 million from him in unpaid fe...
20:51, 2019-08-20

Pentagon sends message to Russia after conducting first missile test since Trump left Cold War-era arms treaty The Department of Defense test-launched a ground-based cruise missile Sunday, the first test of its kind since President Trump removed the U.S. from a Cold War-era treaty banning them earlier this mon...
20:51, 2019-08-20

China pressuring corporations to crack down on Hong Kong protesters A major airline company is investigating “rumors circulating online” that employees are drafting a letter supporting the Hong Kong protests as China pressures business leaders to help stifle the polit...
20:51, 2019-08-20

'America’s military primacy in the Indo-Pacific is over,' Australian analysts worry U.S. strategists are confronting “an unprecedented crisis” because of China’s growing military strength in the Indo-Pacific, according to a new report from Australian defense analysts....
20:51, 2019-08-20

Russia vows not to be pulled into a ‘costly arms race’ as Pentagon tests cruise missile no longer banned by Cold War treaty THE RACE IS ON: Just two weeks after withdrawing from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the United States made good on its promise to develop a new class of ground-based cruis...
20:51, 2019-08-20

Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following a series of terror attacks in recent days....
18:17, 2019-08-19

Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune ...
18:17, 2019-08-19

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions The Security Council considered the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue in a meeting focused solely on the dispute, within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters...
16:17, 2019-08-18

India celebrates control over key territory as China backs Pakistan at United Nations India’s nationalist leader celebrated his country’s Independence Day by touting his consolidation of control over territory also claimed by Pakistan as diplomats prepare for a rare United Nations meet...
07:00, 2019-08-17

Trump can't buy Greenland, but it is crucial to US national security Greenland might not be for sale, but the ice-covered island is strategically crucial to American national security and will likely play an important role as the United States, Russia, and China compet...
07:00, 2019-08-17

Trump meets with top advisers about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in potential peace deal with Taliban President Trump met with his top Cabinet officials on Friday afternoon to discuss negotiations with the Taliban that would lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan....
07:00, 2019-08-17

Iran gets diplomatic win against US in standoff over IRGC-linked oil tanker An Iranian tanker has been cleared for release by authorities in a British territory, despite U.S. warnings that the vessel has been used to support terrorism and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad....
07:00, 2019-08-17

Trump opens 'third front' against China with Taiwan fighter jet sale President Trump has decided to approve a major sale of new F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, advancing a substantial upgrade of the island’s military defenses amid an array of tensions with China....
07:00, 2019-08-17

Charismatic young recruiter training hundreds of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan as possible sleeper agents A popular young ISIS recruiter from Tajikistan is leading hundreds of fighters in Afghanistan as part of an effort to draw more foreigners to the terrorist group's banner....
17:34, 2019-08-16

Army finalizes deal to bring Israel's Iron Dome to the US to test it against cruise missiles The U.S. Army has finalized a deal to bring Israel's famed Iron Dome defense system to the United States to help protect against cruise missile threats....
17:34, 2019-08-16

Hong Kong protests continue, despite airport setback Hong Kong demonstrators marked an annual festival by gathering at local police stations to denounce the heavy-handed tactics officers used against protesters at the city's international airport over t...
17:34, 2019-08-16

Marine who used classified info to warn of Afghan insider attack should be reinstated, board finds A Marine Corps reserve officer who leaked classified information to warn fellow troops about an insider attack should be allowed to continue serving, a military panel has determined....
17:34, 2019-08-16

China scapegoats US to set stage for Hong Kong crackdown China is accusing the United States of orchestrating the Hong Kong protests to set the stage for a military crackdown, a rhetorical tactic that hardens ideological tensions between the rival powers....
17:34, 2019-08-16

Trump floats personal meeting with China’s Xi Jinping to resolve the Hong Kong crisis ‘humanely’ PERSONAL MEETING?: With Chinese paramilitary forces massing on the border with Hong Kong and the trade war with China sending U.S. markets into a tailspin, President Trump is praising Chinese Presiden...
17:34, 2019-08-16

North Korea fires more missiles as it declares it ‘has nothing to talk’ about while US-South Korea exercises continue IRKED BY EXERCISES: North Korea is complaining that ongoing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises violate a personal promise President Trump made to the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, but it’s di...
17:34, 2019-08-16

Sean Hannity: Sources say 'most explosive' part of DOJ review is about 'outsourcing of illegal intelligence-gathering' Fox News host Sean Hannity said his sources are telling him the most "explosive" finding in the Justice Department review on the origins of the Russia investigation has to do with illegal intelligence...
17:34, 2019-08-16

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe urged, talking disarmament in Geneva, Libya violence down Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afghan-sponsored security operation; agrochem...
03:00, 2019-08-15

Kostya and Me: How Sam Patten Got Ensnared in Mueller’s Probe A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation....
02:00, 2019-08-15

Terrorism survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’ To mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, on 21 August, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier this year, ...
23:00, 2019-08-14

‘Palpable reduction’ in violence following Eid truce says Libya Mission, as UN investigates deadly bombing which left 3 staff dead A UN call for a humanitarian truce over this week’s Eid al-Adha religious holiday led to a “palpable reduction” of violence around the embattled capital of Tripoli, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UN...
23:00, 2019-08-14

Desperate for an end to almost 18-year war, US negotiating from position of weakness with Taliban PLAYING A BAD HAND: If you’re looking for a graphic depiction of what U.S. special representative Zalmay Khalilzad is up against as he tries to bring the Taliban to the peace table with the American-b...
15:00, 2019-08-14

Chinese military operation against Hong Kong could trigger historic rupture with US A military operation against Hong Kong protesters could trigger a rupture in U.S.-China relations that makes the trade war look minor in comparison, U.S. lawmakers and analysts suggest....
09:34, 2019-08-14

Pentagon says US can defend against Russian and Chinese missile threats — if it's willing to invest The Pentagon's chief of research and engineering says the military is capable of defending against missile attacks from China and Russia — should the country choose to invest in the necessary systems....
02:00, 2019-08-14

GOP senator calls for China boycott as Hong Kong rages Americans should boycott Chinese products in response to the intensifying political crisis in Hong Kong, a Republican lawmaker urged amid rumors Beijing is ready to use military force to shut down pro...
02:00, 2019-08-14

Amidst new challenges, Geneva Conventions mark 70 years of ‘limiting brutality’ during war In commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landmark Geneva Conventions, the president of the United Nations Security Council hailed the “significant body of law”, describing it as playing “a vital r...
01:34, 2019-08-14

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug breakthrough, French fighters face Iraq execution; Europe pushed on stranded migrants and Aden update Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been ‘limiting brutality’ for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed...
01:34, 2019-08-14

Fears of Chinese military intervention in Hong Kong prompt warnings from US ‘THE WORLD IS WATCHING’: With 10 weeks of protests growing more effective — and violent — in Hong Kong, and amid reports that China’s People’s Armed Police are assembled in the nearby city Shenzhen fo...
17:00, 2019-08-13

China vows no ‘mercy’ for Hong Kong protesters Chinese authorities accused Hong Kong demonstrators of engaging in "terrorism" and promised to stamp out protests mercilessly after a weekend of brutal crackdowns by police....
07:34, 2019-08-13

Trump: US has better weapons than the 'failed' Russian 'Skyfall' missile President Trump weighed in on a suspected failed missile explosion in northern Russia, noting U.S. technology is far superior to the "failed" weapon....
07:34, 2019-08-13

Trump team turns to overlooked countries to blunt China's cruise missile threat It’s not often that America's top diplomat plans a major trip to a city of 4,600 people, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came with a gratifying message for his hosts....
21:00, 2019-08-12

Navy to remove touchscreen controls from destroyers in wake of USS McCain accident report The Navy will begin replacing the digital throttles on its destroyers with physical ones in 2020 after a report found confusion and poor training on the touchscreen system contributed to a deadly cras...
21:00, 2019-08-12

North Korea claims Kim Jong Un supervised test launch of new weapons system North Korea announced that Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new weapons system Saturday, which occurred just hours after President Trump boasted that he received a "really beautiful letter" from K...
17:00, 2019-08-12

Trump’s Intel Vacancies Put Americans in Danger Sue Gordon's departure is the latest sign that US national security might be stretching its leaders too thin—and risks putting the wrong people into roles that American lives depend upon....
16:34, 2019-08-11

US service member killed in combat mission in Iraq A U.S. service member died in Iraq while on a combat mission with Iraqi Security Forces in the northern Ninewah province on Saturday, the U.S. military reports....
05:34, 2019-08-11

'30 seconds': Deadly USS McCain collision could have been avoided just half a minute before disaster A damning report by the National Safety Transportation Board has detailed the agonizing three minutes before the USS John S. McCain collided with a slow-moving tanker it was overtaking off Singapore, ...
18:00, 2019-08-10

Trump: Kim Jong Un offered 'a small apology' for missile testing President Trump said North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has apologized to the U.S. for recent missile testing, which many interpreted as acts of aggression....
18:00, 2019-08-10

Trump says Kim Jong Un sent him a 'really beautiful letter' President Trump said on Friday that he received a "really beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the latest development after a tumultuous two weeks in which North Korea fired off sev...
04:00, 2019-08-10

74 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuke worries still haunt Japan Nearly three-quarters of a century after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, once again faces a nuclear threat, this time from neighboring North Korea....
04:00, 2019-08-10

Honey, I shrunk the MRE: Troops say the Army's new tiny meals could yield big benefits Army scientists have developed a method to shrink down a soldier's portable rations to one-third their normal size, which troops say could yield big benefits....
04:00, 2019-08-10

Dan Coats disrupted meeting to urge Sue Gordon to resign: Report Outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats disrupted a meeting his deputy, Sue Gordon, was holding on election security to urge her to resign from her post....
04:00, 2019-08-10

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders ready for talks with UN chief on improved relations Leaders of the Greek and Turkish parts of the divided island of Cyprus have agreed to meet with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in order to “plan the way forward”, and improve the daily li...
23:34, 2019-08-09

Ex-defense chief Jim Mattis joins General Dynamics amid rising scrutiny of DC ties to business Jim Mattis, the retired Marine general who served as President Trump's first defense secretary, is joining the board of contractor General Dynamics just as the 2020 campaign heightens scrutiny into co...
12:34, 2019-08-09

WATCH: Dallas airport terminal falls silent as veteran's remains returned from Vietnam An entire terminal at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport stood in silence Thursday as the remains of an American airman who died during the Vietnam War were brought home to the U.S....
12:34, 2019-08-09

Sue Gordon out as deputy spy chief Sue Gordon is leaving the role of No. 2 spy chief in the U.S., ending a guessing game about whether President Trump would choose her to succeed outgoing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats in ...
12:34, 2019-08-09

Dozens of Border Patrol agents and officers rushed to the scene of El Paso shooting More than 130 federal agents and officers assigned to the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas, responded to the shooting scene at WalMart last Saturday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protect...
12:34, 2019-08-09

Lead prosecutor removed from Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher's case demoted to desk job amid JAG probe The former lead prosecutor in the the court-martial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher has been demoted to a desk job as the service conducts a probe of the Judge Advocate General's Corps after its loss in ...
12:34, 2019-08-09

Guterres appeals for ‘maximum restraint’ over Jammu and Kashmir, as tensions rise The UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for ‘maximum restraint’ over the territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, which has been disputed by India and Pakistan, since the end of British ...
02:00, 2019-08-09

UN rights chief bemoans unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, fearing ‘far-reaching implications’ A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this week prompted the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official on Thursday, who said in a statement that she fear...
02:00, 2019-08-09

Thursday's Daily Brief: Climate crisis and food risks, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, calls for calm in Kashmir Thursday’s top stories: food security risk from climate crisis, fresh violence threat for millions of Syrians, UN chief urges “maximum restraint” in Jammu and Kashmir, calls for investigations into “b...
02:00, 2019-08-09

In wake of ‘collapsed’ agreement, new wave of violence threatens millions in Syria’s Idlib Following the “deeply regrettable” announcement that the Idlib truce had “collapsed” at the start of this week, the Senior Humanitarian Adviser to the UN’s Syria Envoy urged Member States on Thursday ...
20:00, 2019-08-08

Russia has tripled military presence in Crimea for 'possible offensive operations' against Ukraine, says intel report Russia has nearly tripled its military manpower in Crimea since illegally annexing the peninsula in 2014, an intelligence report says, in preparation for possible further incursions into Ukraine....
12:00, 2019-08-08

'Peace through strength': Navy sails an aircraft carrier through disputed South China Sea The U.S. Navy sailed an aircraft carrier through the South China Sea in a show of force against China in the midst of disputes over the strategically crucial trade zone....
12:00, 2019-08-08