The increasingly acrimonious standoff between the world’s major nuclear-weapons powers and dozens of non-weapons states has been playing out at the monthlong NPT review conference winding up at the UN this week.
Shiite militias are moving in with the blessing of some Sunnis – raising the prospect that a combination of Shiite militiamen, Sunni tribesmen, and government forces could retake Ramadi from the Islamic State.
The US on Sunday sent four coveted Ospreys to Nepal to help deliver materials for shelter. About 8 million Nepalese have been left either homeless or with severely damaged shelter, according to the UN.
A joint US-Iraq statement marking the Iraqi prime minister’s visit to Washington this week cited two encouraging steps that the new Iraqi government has taken. But huge challenges remain in the fight against the Islamic State.
A Senate committee on Tuesday will consider a bill that would link approval of the Iran nuclear deal to Iran's sponsorship of terrorism. The Obama administration considers terrorism 'tangential' to the deal.
Public tensions between Obama and Netanyahu have exposed fault lines in the US-Israel relationship. But some experts see a silver lining, in that relations may be more realistic and more reflective of changing perspectives in each country.