After heat and strong winds, fire conditions ease in Australia

Australian firefighters on Saturday said expect a reprieve brought by cooler conditions the country will face strong winds and hot temperatures that fanned flames. Fire...
Putin outlaw fake news, disrespect against Russian state

Putin observes nuclear-capable missile test in Russian-annexed Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday observed the test-launch of nuclear-capable Kinzhal and Kalibr missiles in the Russian-annexed Crimea region, the state media reports. Russia...
Trump says he will send 1,500 troops to Middle East

Iran appears to be standing down, says Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Iran appeared to be “standing down’’ after retaliatory missile attacks on military bases accommodating U.S. forces in...
UN chief 'outraged' by deadly attack in central Mali

UN chief pledges ‘active engagement’ in de-escalating U.S.-Iran tension

UN chief Antonio Guterres said he would “continue his active engagement with relevant actors” in an effort to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions following Iranian missile...

No survivors after Ukrainian airliner with 176 aboard crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on Wednesday, bursting into flames and killing all 176 people on board. Debris and smouldering engine...

No U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, Pentagon says, amid reports

There has been “no change” in U.S. policy towards the troop presence in Iraq, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Monday, amid swirling reports of a...

NATO urges Iran to refrain from further violence, provocations

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, on Monday called on Iran to “refrain from further violence and provocations” after Tehran threatened retaliation over a U.S. airstrike...

Mixed reactions trail continued Iran-U.S. tensions

The tensions in the Middle East, after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian military commander, have continued to generate mixed reactions from members...

Middle East tensions: NATO to hold urgent meeting on Monday

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called an urgent meeting of the military alliance’s North Atlantic Council on Monday in response to growing tensions...

‘Stop bombing Iraq’: Protesters condemn U.S. action in Middle East

Demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the U.S. and in London on Saturday to protest Washington’s killing of a top Iranian general...