The new US regulations on travel and trade, which take effect Friday, were both condemned and praised by Senate Republicans, suggesting a lack of unanimity that will likely make for relatively smooth sailing for President Obama’s new tack on Cuba.
Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen may have had multiple goals in mind in targeting the weekly magazine in Paris, but almost certainly among them was a desire to draw French Muslims to the jihadist cause, some experts in radical Islam say.
Cuban President Raúl Castro demanded this week that the United States pay hundreds of millions of dollars in economic reparations for damages caused by the US embargo on Cuba. But Cuban-Americans have claims on Cuba, too.
Yemen, home to Al Qaeda’s most potent and threatening branch, has for years worked closely with the US on counterterrorism efforts. But on Thursday, the country’s president, prime minister, and cabinet resigned.
From the battle with the Islamic State to Iran's nuclear program, President Obama's clear signal from the State of the Union address is that cooperation with partners will continue to trump a rush to confrontation.
President Obama is using his State of the Union speech to hail the return of captive Alan Gross from Cuba. Cuba has done the same for its Cuban Five. Both could be symbols of a new path forward for the two nations.
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As more than 40 world leaders led a mass unity rally in Paris Sunday following last week’s terrorist attacks, the White House announced that it would host a ‘Summit on Countering Violent Extremism’ to be held next month.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict may have outlived the era of the US acting as the sole power able to make things happen. Instead, Palestinian leaders are pushing for international recognition of statehood.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday in a visit that has been overshadowed by the issues of violence and lack of the rule of law across much of America’s southern neighbor.
The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reportedly has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials, suggesting the two may serve as a key couple in shaping the future of the secretive nation.
The Obama administration claims North Korea is behind the hack of Sony pictures that led to 'The Interview' being canceled. But options for a 'proportional' response are either limited or as zany as the film itself.
Even North Korea experts who say they still need to see proof of Pyongyang’s involvement are categorical: Whoever carried out the attack, the response must be so swift and punitive as to nip in the bud what many are calling a new type of warfare that threatens the global flow of ideas.