Monitor correspondent Whitney Eulich was working at home on Tuesday, with her 11-month-old daughter downstairs, when a 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City. Two days later, she reflects on living with temblors, and the power of public support.
While White House spokesman Sean Spicer described US-Mexico relations as "phenomenal," the Mexico Foreign Secretary said his government "do[es] not have to accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other."
Turkey accuses the cleric of being the author of last summer’s failed coup. Whether or not the Trump administration sides with Turkey or European skeptics could shape the course of the war against ISIS.
Islamic State militants are under siege in western Mosul, along with an estimated 650,000 civilians, and the Iraqi Prime Minister has asked the armed forces to "respect human rights" during what commanders expect to be a "tough fight."
Turkey, which has been helping fight the Islamic State in Syria, is stepping up its domestic anti-terrorism efforts after a year marked by dozens of attacks linked to the terror group or Kurdish militants.
Commentary: For the first time in two decades, Turkey is again the largest jailor of writers and publishers in the world. A PEN International delegation tried to visit a prison where most are incarcerated.
Anticipating friendlier relations with the new US president, more hawkish members of Benjamin Netanyahu's Israeli government are seeking to test that position by annexing a sprawling settlement in the Palestinian West Bank.
The UK Prime Minister will be one of the first world leaders to meet with the new president, and has said she would like to use next week's talks to discuss future trade relations, as well as NATO and the Syria conflict.