U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson went on trial in Turkey this month for alleged ties to terrorism and espionage.
Along with allies Britain and France, the United States has sent a clear message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his patrons, Russia and Iran: the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
Chemical weapons have once again been used on Syrian men, women, and children.
Thirty years ago today, then-Iraqi President Saddam Hussein started Operation Anfal, his murderous campaign against the populations in northern Iraq. The al-Anfal campaign began in 1986 and ended in 1989.
There has been tremendous progress that has been made in Iraq since ISIS seized control of key cities and significant territory four years ago.
World War I was the first time chemical weapons were used in modern conflict. The horror of the suffering such weapons caused drove the world, first, to ban their use, and then to ban their production and stockpiling too.
At this year's Women of Courage Awards, the U.S. Department of State recognized 10 extraordinary women who courageously fight for their beliefs.
The carnage in Syria has been unspeakable: hundreds of thousands dead; millions displaced; untold thousands disappeared into prisons.
On the eve of the third anniversary of the war in Yemen, Houthi rebels fired a barrage of missiles into Saudi Arabia.
The United States has announced criminal indictments and financial sanctions against Iranian hackers who waged a massive program of cyber intrusions.
President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia “a great friend” of the United States, and predicted ties between the two countries will grow.
The ancient spring festival of Nowruz is currently being celebrated around the world, by, among others, Afghans, Azeris, Americans, Chinese, Iraqis, Kurds, Pakistanis, Persians, and the peoples of Central Asia.