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.
At least five people were injured and two demonstrators were arrested Thursday on a second day of protests by Guatemalan peasants demanding passage of a law to promote comprehensive rural development.
Mexico’s Civil Rights Commission says it is investigating the circumstances of a June confrontation between the army and a suspected drug gang that left 22 people dead.
Panamanian Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado arrived on Thursday to discuss bilateral matters and Cuba’s possible participation in the 2015 Americas Summit in the Central American country.
Illegal logging is the source of more than 40 percent of mahogany and cedar that Peru exports to the United States, and is behind the death of those who oppose that sector of the lumber industry, such as the four Indian leaders murdered in early September by suspected illegal loggers, environmentalists said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries’ frosty ties over Japan’s wartime past, including running military brothels.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye will begin a week-long overseas trip today that will encompass a Korea-Canada summit and a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016.
Zambian President Michael Sata attended the opening of parliament on Friday looking healthy and walking unaided, easing worries about his health after the 77-year-old was out of the public eye for three months.
The United States imposed sanctions on two military officers on opposite sides of the ethnic violence in South Sudan on Thursday in a demonstration of U.S. frustration that fighting has continued despite two ceasefires.
The prime minister of Guinea says seven bodies have been found after a group of local residents attacked Guinean health workers carrying out Ebola awareness efforts in a rural area.
Poland’s prime minister-designate on Friday named a new foreign minister to replace Radek Sikorski, who has been vocal internationally on the conflict in Ukraine.
Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will pay a two-day working visit to Baku.
Newly elected Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has started his official visit to Azerbaijan, AzerTag news agency reported.
Yemeni Shiite rebels agreed Friday to stop the fighting against Islamists and troops north of Sanaa, which has killed dozens this week, in their campaign for a new government and greater political clout.
Authorities in Bahrain have released Shia political activist Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja but the charges against her still stand, the Gulf state’s interior ministry said in a statement.
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