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Ethnic Uighurs take part in a protest march calling on the European Union to do more on China's crackdown against Uighurs, in Brussels on April 27, 2018.

Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry

Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.

A flag is waved over protests in Khartoum, Sudan, on May 3.

Accused of Inaction, Trump Team Set to Appoint Sudan Advisor

Former U.S. diplomat Donald Booth expected to address the bloody impasse between military and protesters as U.N. officials warn of spiraling violence.

A Lockheed Martin crew chief signals to the F-35A Lightning II pilot that chocks have been placed, Feb. 4, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

U.S. Grounds Turkish F-35 Pilots

Pilots no longer allowed to fly or access restricted information as spat over Russian missile defense system continues.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with F-35 fighter plane pilot Lt. Col. Jason Curtis as he tours Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix on Oct. 19, 2018.

Pentagon Chief to Suspend Turkey’s F-35 Pilot Training

Turkish pilots training in the United States must leave by July 31, as Ankara refuses to ditch a Russian missile system.

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, left, gestures as International Institute for Strategic Studies CEO John Chipman looks on in Singapore on June 1.

In a Male-Dominated Administration, Pentagon Chief Seeks More Women

But critics are skeptical that Patrick Shanahan will fill senior Defense posts with female nominees after a series of resignations.

G7 leaders pose for a photo during the G7 summit in Sicily on May 26, 2017.

U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality

This time it’s a G-7 joint statement ahead of a meeting of national leaders in August.

U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by National Security Advisor John Bolton as he speaks at the White House on April 9, 2018.

More Democrats Accuse Trump of Inflating Iran Intelligence

A new congressional letter raises fears of stumbling into war.

Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Training and Doctrine Command David Halverson observes an Arabic immersion class at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's facility in Seaside, California, on Feb. 20.

U.S. Military Slashes Foreign-Language Training

The cut to immersion programs comes as the Pentagon redirects resources to Trump’s border wall and reduces America’s troop presence overseas.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington is pictured on Nov. 7, 2018.

U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they meet on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on May 6.

On Eve of Russia Trip, Pompeo Squelches Criticism of Moscow

State Department quietly takes down a statement blaming Russia for coup attempt in Montenegro.

Excerpts of a letter by Paul Whelan, seen in Moscow on March 14, and a note transcribed by his lawyer.

American Held in Moscow Says Arrest Is Retaliation for Russia Sanctions

Paul Whelan’s letters home only deepen the mystery surrounding his detention.

Callixte Mbarushimana during a hearing at The Hague’s International Criminal Court on Sept. 15, 2011.

The Alleged War Criminal in the U.N.’s Midst

Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide, will the U.N. at last pursue one of its own former officials?

The House Budget Committee displays copies of U.S. President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 budget in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 11.

U.S. Defense Department’s Top Budget Strategist to Step Down

The departure adds more uncertainty at the Pentagon, where Trump has yet to appoint a permanent secretary of defense.

U.S. President Donald Trump chairs a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York City on Sept. 26, 2018. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

How a U.N. Bid to Prevent Sexual Violence Turned Into a Spat Over Abortion

In an internal document, Trump officials threatened to reject an anti-rape measure over language on sexual and reproductive health.

A boy wearing a blue mask with tears of blood participates in a protest march demanding the European Union take action against China in support of the Uighurs, in Brussels, on April 27, 2018. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing China Sanctions

Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.

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