China’s communist government has postponed an effort to court Republican dignitaries by hosting an all-expenses-paid tour of Beijing, The Washington Times has learned.
Hong Kong’s tycoons, typically the bedrock of China’s influence over the former British colony, have been notably silent in denouncing the pro-democracy protest movement.
Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso’s parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore’s palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president’s 27-year rule.
Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
It is “too early to tell” whether the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State will work, says a top Greek national security official who was in Washington this week to discuss how his nation can better coordinate with the U.S. to track extremist foreign fighters between Europe and the Middle East.
Recent audits showing that at least $2.6 million in federal AIDS relief funding to Africa was misspent raises concerns about how effectively nearly $1 billion in taxpayer funds intended to combat Ebola in the region will be used.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted outright Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the Obama administration has for years called for the removal of, is now benefiting from the administration’s strategy of bombing Islamic State targets inside Syria.
The U.S. Army is refusing to “suspend or debar” supporters of the Afghan insurgency from receiving lucrative government contracts, a practice that is illegal and dangerous to U.S. national security interests, according to a government watchdog group.
Mass graves have turned up in Iraq’s Anbar province that may contain up to 220 victims of the Islamic State group.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.