The handover would grant South Korea full control of its military in the event of a conflict. But the transfer might be delayed yet again.
Iran has assured skeptical diplomats that it is slowing its nuclear work. The latest report from the UN nuclear agency backs them up.
The US and Iran have attacked each other in public to sell nuclear talks to skeptical audiences at home. But harsh words have eroded trust.
Both President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry hit positive notes in their messages. But Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei was critical of other elements.
Pentagon budget cuts made it appear that Taiwan's F-16s would not receive promised upgrades, even as neighbor China boosts military spending.
When Israel seized a cache of weapons last week, it played up Iran's role. But Syrian-made rockets in the shipment show its sophistication in developing longer-range missiles.
The US used to hold Turkey up as a role model for the Middle East. But today, as it floats the possibility of banning Facebook and YouTube, Turkey has lost its shine.
A spate of suicide bombings against Shiite areas of Lebanon – retaliation for Hezbollah's battlefield assistance to the Syrian regime – has prompted demands for greater protection.
The Pakistan military is constructing a base in the Swat Valley to ward off threats from the Pakistan Taliban and spillover conflict from Afghanistan.
Turkey is increasingly concerned about the proliferation of Al Qaeda-linked fighters along its border with Syria. This week its military fired on jihadist targets in Syria.
Reconstruction aid is arriving in Tacloban but its mayor is sparring with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. Both are scions of rival political families.
Taiwan's calls for talks about China's new air zone aren't being taken too seriously. Here's why there may be something more to them.