Belarus is making an unprecedented tilt away from Moscow.
Belarus is making an unprecedented tilt away from Moscow.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Pentagon has a Bowe Bergdahl problem. The Army is deciding whether to charge the former prisoner of war ...
The negotiations over a pair of Islamic State hostages have played out in public to an unprecedented degree.
Foreign fighter fears prompt more review of visa waiver program.
Code Pink protesters tried to shout down former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Sen. John McCain would have none of it.
In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris on the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store, French officials have launched a crackdown ...
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Jordan knows when to hold 'em. Jordanian officials agreed to the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, imprisoned for plotting attacks ...
Washington blocked Tehran’s last choice but may have higher hopes for this one.
Loretta Lynch went to Capitol Hill to discuss her qualifications to be the next attorney general. She ended up telling lawmakers she isn't Eric Holder.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Kurds set their sights on Mosul after taking back Kobani. The Islamic State appeared unstoppable when it swept ...
A senior Kurdish official says the Islamic State's defeat in Kobani should smash its aura of invincibility.
Inside India's reluctance to publicly criticize the extremist organization.
Gen. Martin Dempsey announced a contest meant to honor late Saudi King Abdullah. He ended up giving critics a chance to highlight human rights abuses.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat One American spy is convicted and three Russian spies are exposed. A federal jury convicted former CIA officer Jeffrey ...
Press freedom advocates say the jury decision will have a severely chilling effect.
After a bloody weekend, the war in eastern Ukraine looks set to escalate.
Greece is hurtling toward a confrontation with Germany over its debt, but a solution may be in sight.
With two of its planes down last year, you’d think Malaysia Airlines might be due for a break. But some hackers apparently disagree.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat An internal Obama administration squabble stalls U.N. efforts to ban weapons shipments to South Sudan. Foreign allies and even ...
Sec. of State John Kerry visited Nigeria to advocate for a nonviolent presidential election next month. But his visit happened to overlap with a bloody attack by Boko Haram.
The White House routinely asks journalists to refrain from publishing the names of American hostages. A top Obama administration official broke that rule this morning.
The Islamic State murdered one of its two Japanese hostages. Now, the group is demanding the release of a prisoner for the life of the second.
Why the World Economic Forum will talk about many things -- but not human rights in the world’s biggest county. (There are definitely other things they don’t talk about.)
Relations between the two countries will remain largely the same, and for a simple reason: Saudi Arabia badly needs the U.S.
The death of King Abdullah has a younger generation of Saudis moving into the top echelons of power.
Russia has many ways to influence events in countries on its periphery, both subtle and not. In Ukraine, that influence-peddling has taken the form of ...
One percent of ISIS-controlled territory retaken.
Does Davos Miss One of Its Biggest Chinese Stars, ensnared in a corruption probe?
Finance Minister says Ukraine is moving forward, despite war.
King Abdullah vociferously opposed the Arab Spring and propped up Egypt's military-backed government.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The patriarch of the House of Saud is dead. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud died Thursday ...
The Islamist insurgency group wreaking havoc across northern Nigeria and Cameroon is starting to pose a larger regional threat. But the Nigerian government has been slow to act and fast to point fingers.
After trying to throw the doors wide for investors last year, Iranian representatives lie low this year.
Congress will get to hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March. But Bibi isn’t getting an audience with the president.
Egypt hopes to jump-start its economy by attracting foreign investors and is touting itself as a stable destination for foreign capital.
European countries need to do the work to make their economies more competitive, despite new stimulus from the central bank.
The world's largest telecommunications company's CEO spoke at Davos about how useless and ignorant he has been throughout his career.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat In Somalia, no good deed goes unpunished. Retired Delta Force soldier Brett Fredricks went to Somalia to train Ugandan ...
The business and political elites in Davos say yes.
The next defense secretary will hit the ground running, defending the Pentagon's 2016 budget request in front of Congress.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, known for fiery rhetoric condemning the West as “evil” and the “Great Satan,” sounded a much more temperate note on Wednesday.
It appears the Yemeni government was overtaken by a coup. But at the State Department, sometimes a coup is not a coup.
The Israeli prime minister is about to make history by addressing Congress for the third time. The only other foreign leader to do that? Winston Churchill.
Lutz Bachmann and his Pegida movement had motivated thousands to hit the streets of Dresden to register their discontent with immigration to Germany.
House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress. In a sharp rebuke to President Obama, he didn't coordinate the invite with the White House.
Businessman-turned-president gets tepid welcome as he tries to rally political and economic support and fight “Ukraine Fatigue."
Obama political advisor David Axelrod is trying to promote his new book. He might want to have a long conversation with his publicist.
By David Francis with Sabine Muscat President Barack Obama used the I-word -- Iraq -- only twice in last night’s State of the Union. But ...
Watch the State of the Union speech live and read the transcript of the prepared remarks.
The United States planned to send nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to Yemen this year. Its fate depends on whether the State Department calls a coup a coup.