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Relatives visit the tombs of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Turkey Advances on Kobani in Latest Broken Promise

Erdogan told Trump he would not attack the symbolically important Kurdish-held town in northern Syria.

A Syrian Democratic Forces mortar team targets the Islamic State near Deir Ezzor, Syria.

Kurdish Fighters Mount Counterattack Using Network of Tunnels

The Syrian Democratic Forces have recaptured some territory from Turkish-backed forces.

President Donald Trump speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Trump’s Weak Sanctions May Only Help Erdogan

Despite his vow to “destroy” Turkey’s economy, the U.S. president could help its leader escape the wrath of Congress.

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters kneel to pray.

Turkish-Backed Forces Are Freeing Islamic State Prisoners

Ankara’s radical proxies are also apparently executing Kurdish prisoners and killing unarmed civilians, videos show.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine arrives on Capitol Hill to give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the impeachment investigation

Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale

As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.

Trade War Pause Leaves Few Happy

Mini-deal between the United States and China brings relief to farmers but offers no long-term solutions.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Pentagon Chief: ‘We Are Not Abandoning the Kurds’

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the decision to withdraw troops from the Turkey-Syria border even while sending additional forces to Saudi Arabia.

Demonstrators hold smoke grenades as they gather in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Zelensky Flounders in Bid to End Ukraine’s War

Pushing a controversial peace agreement, the new president faces blowback in Kyiv that he may not be able to overcome.

Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee speak after a hearing.

Senate Democrats Urge More Probes Into Unfolding Impeachment Saga

Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee urge Republican leadership to investigate the Ukraine affair that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Deir Ezzor, Syria.

‘Some of the Most Noble People I’d Ever Met’

U.S. military officers who fought in Syria say they are devastated and ashamed by Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish-led forces.

A woman sits in front of the tomb a Syrian Democratic Forces fighter.

An Angry Congress Prepares to Rebuke Trump Over Kurds

Lawmakers expect to get a veto-proof majority backing sanctions against Turkey.

A Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain.

Turkey’s Syria Assault Halts the Fight Against ISIS

The Trump administration’s abrupt decision to pull out of Syria has, as expected, led to a pause in the fight against the Islamic State.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on Asian trade at the White House.

The Trade War Is Only Getting Worse

Any expectations that high-level U.S.-China talks this week could produce a grand bargain on trade have all but evaporated.

A protester holds a balloon shaped like an infantile President Donald Trump.

Bipartisan Senate Report Undercuts Trump’s Account of 2016 Meddling

Both Republicans and Democrats affirm that Russia, not Ukraine, was responsible for tampering with the U.S. election.

A Turkish army tank on its way to the Syrian border.

Turkey Begins Bombing Northeast Syria

Ankara launches airstrikes as the Trump administration tries to distance itself from Turkey’s move.

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley at the U.N. Office in Geneva.

Popular U.N. Food Agency Roiled by Internal Problems, Survey Finds

Staffers complain of abuse of authority, harassment, and widespread discrimination at the World Food Program.

People watch a TV showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Station in Seoul on Oct. 2.

North Korean Missiles Just Keep Getting Better 

Pyongyang is using a diplomatic impasse to improve its weapons technology.

Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks in Washington.

Giuliani’s Claims Spread to Another Ukraine Corruption Case

A Ukrainian oligarch has seized upon the Trump administration’s attacks on Biden to fight extradition.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters about the whistleblower in the White House Oval Office.

Trump’s Whistleblower Attack ‘Undermines’ U.S. Global Accountability Push

The United States faces charges of double standards in its campaign to promote whistleblower protections at the U.N. and international organizations.

Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Sept. 30.

Bolton Slams Trump’s North Korea Policy 

Trump’s former national security advisor argues Pyongyang won’t give up its nukes.

A media center of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah is damaged in the south of the capital, Beirut, on Aug. 25.

The U.S.-Iran Standoff Is Militarizing Cyberspace 

Trump is keen on cyberattacks to retaliate against Tehran, but that could open Pandora’s box.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a luncheon hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 24.

A Week of U.N. Diplomacy Overshadowed by Impeachment Probe

The inquiry into Trump’s Ukraine call has sidelined some of the ongoing work at UNGA.

Displayed on a monitor, U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 24  in New York.

Impeachment Inquiry Clouds Trump’s U.N. Display

Impeachment news hangs over the 74th U.N. General Assembly, but there is still plenty happening in New York.

Sens. Joe Biden (right) and Jesse Helms, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chat with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 7, 1999.

Trump Administration Takes Down Biden’s Legacy—at the U.N.

Quietly, the administration has been undermining the former vice president’s legislative fix to the perennial issue of U.S. dues.

People march as they take part in a strike to demand action on the global climate crisis on Sept. 20 in New York City.

U.N. Summit Opens With Dire Warnings on Climate Change

The U.N. General Assembly begins today with a major climate summit. Over 100 world leaders will attend, but there’s one glaring absence.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 27, 2018.

Pompeo Skirts Protocol to Appoint New Protocol Chief

Democrats say that the U.S. secretary of state is bypassing the Senate’s traditional oversight measures with the appointment.

Newly released child soldiers stand with rifles during their release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan, on Feb. 7, 2018.

Foreign Investors Fueled Violence and Corruption in South Sudan, Report Finds

Numerous banks and multinationals have hands in shady deals with the new nation’s elites and warlords.

A Filipina health worker speaks to pregnant women on family planning in Navotas City, suburban Manila, on March 3, 2011.

Trump Administration Steps Up War on Reproductive Rights

U.S. diplomats team up with a “rogues’ gallery” of conservative states to roll back global reproductive health gains of the past quarter-century.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brief reporters in the James Brady briefing room at the White House on Sept. 10.

Who’s on the Shortlist to Replace Bolton

A number of names have emerged as top contenders for the job, but at the end of the day, Trump will remain the decider-in-chief.

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