The U.S. plan to step up attacks against militants in Iraq and Syria is being delayed until more Arab governments agree to contribute to the operation, the Pentagon's top officer said.
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An expansion comes under a president who campaigned for “a nuclear-free world” and made disarmament a main goal of American defense policy.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the Obama administration has a legal basis to conduct airstrikes in Syria without U.N. approval, raising questions about the White House’s ability to form an international front against the Islamic State.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced he is expanding a plan to disarm civilians. Speaking on the International Day of Peace, Mr Maduro said his government would invest $47m (£29m) and create 60 new disarmament centres.
China is for the first time emitting more carbon pollution per person than the EU, birthplace of the industrial revolution.
Two people were killed and many injured as explosions erupted in multiple locations in China’s Xinjiang on Sunday, according to authorities in the ethnically divided region that is on edge after a series of violent incidents this year.
The strikers, who said they would skip class all week, are at the vanguard of a series of protests against limits set by China for selection of the city’s leader.
After eight months of enmity over the protracted presidential election, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah will have to confront the challenges of jointly governing their country.
A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities. The wide-ranging curfew ended at midnight on Sunday (GMT) and will not be extended, authorities said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his Security Council on Monday potential cooperation with other countries on fighting against Islamic State, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin's spokesman as saying.
Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday night vowed to wrest votes back from France’s far-right National Front party “one by one” and to form a political movement capable of pulling the country from its malaise.
As parties work to establish a viable government, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are poised to play a greater role.
The Paris march was one of 2,500 events that took place around the world Sunday, involving 158 countries, according to Avaaz, the international civic organisation that coordinated the “People’s Climate March” in Paris. French cities Lyon, Marseille and Bordeaux also held marches.
Jabhat al-Nusra has pushed out Syrian forces and U.N. peacekeepers, worrying Israel.
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Monday began reconciliation talks in Cairo, one day ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the Aug. 26 truce that ended a 50-day war in Gaza, according to Egyptian security officials.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media have reported, signalling a possible thaw in relations between the rival Gulf powers.
The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey's deputy prime minister says.
Shiite militants took over much of Yemen's capital on Sunday, prompting the prime minister's resignation and forcing a deal to form a new government.
The U.S. military and its allies have launched an urgent effort to train Kurdish forces to use sophisticated weapons that the West is expected to supply for a stepped up counteroffensive against the Islamic State.
While the UN climate summit will not deliver binding commitments to cut carbon emissions, real action on climate policy is occurring on the domestic front, says Michael A. Levi
The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century.
The Kentucky senator seems ready to embrace an airstrikes-only strategy that is doomed to failure and Clintonian comparisons.
In the past, action to combat climate change was viewed largely as running counter to economic growth, with “going green” implying a sacrifice of prosperity for the sake of the environment. Today, we know better. By taking action to mitigate climate change, companies are promoting sustainable growth and creating high-quality employment.
Amid a probe of Aristide, the former president offers a new version of events.
Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.
The online slander of dissidents is seen as an attempt to manipulate opinion on a global scale.
The Dalai Lama suggests he’ll be the last of his line, and in doing so challenges Chinese imperialism.
China is not a revisionist power, but the recent air intercept indicates revisionist orientation.
Europe’s elites need to be paying attention.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov raised quite of lot of eyebrows last week when he stated that the government would withhold $8.2 billion worth of money that was originally scheduled to be invested in the pension system.
From the mid-20th century onwards, economic growth has come to count as a self-evident goal in economic policies and GDP to be seen as the most important index for measuring economic activities.
There are other ways to terrorize, other gruesome means of mass murder.
Discordant notes from the Obama administration last week were widely interpreted as a collision between a war-weary president and a gung-ho military. And it was easy to see why.
The Houthis will have no need to fight bloody battles to take over Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. The dangerous developments unfolding in the country suggest the Houthis have the upper hand over the government to such an extent that it gives one pause.
Forget about deterrence, target the rockets first, fight one front at a time, and get it over with quickly.
Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said boosting bilateral defense cooperation and regional security was discussed during his meeting with U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh in Tbilisi on Sept. 22.
Venezuela and a Chinese business delegation have signed an agreement worth around $2 billion to import materials and vehicles for boosting housing construction in the Caribbean country.
Paraguay’s government says three members of a recently formed guerrilla group have died in a clash with security forces in the South American country.
Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano will be paying an official visit to Uruguay and Argentina from Sept. 24-27 with the aim to strengthen bilateral relations and security and defense cooperation.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Sunday that the nation’s signing of a free trade agreement with Canada would help both countries tap the full potential of their bilateral relations.
Russia and India will conduct joint anti-terrorism exercises in Russia’s southern Volgograd Region starting Sept. 23, the Southern Military District’s press service reported.
President Xi Jinping will promote two People’s Liberation Army generals closely associated with him in a move to deepen the anti-corruption drive and speed up reform in the world’s largest fighting force.
Russia and South Africa have signed an intergovernmental agreement for a strategic partnership in the nuclear energy sector, opening the possibility of the construction of nuclear reactors in South Africa with the use of Russian technologies, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said Monday.
A high-level delegation from South Sudan’s rebel faction under the leadership of former vice president Riek Machar is heading to China for bilateral talks with the government, a spokesperson said.
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho, for talks to restore stability in the mountain kingdom, his office said Monday.
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok, carrying the first crew of some 200 Russian sailors, has finished a series of tests early Monday morning.
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