The US State Department has stopped security assistance, including reimbursement for counterterrorism operations, for Pakistan saying the nation isn't doing enough to eradicate terrorism in the region.
The past week's protests have been the largest in Iran since the disputed 2009 presidential election. Iranians echo the protesters' frustration over the weak economy and official corruption.
Last week Israel gave Eritrean and Sudanese migrants an ultimatum: leave or face imprisonment. Israel has offered to pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, prompting the UN to urge resettlement in other countries.
In two weeks, Iran's protests against high unemployment and official corruption have embroiled dozens of towns and cities in unrest. The turmoil has resulted in 21 deaths and some 3,700 arrests, says an Iranian reformist lawmaker.
Khansa, an eight-month old critically endangered Bornean orangutan, shows off it's two front teeth, at the Singapore Zoo on Jan. 11, in Singapore. The Singapore Zoo is active with its breeding programs as part of its wildlife preservation efforts. This is the Zoo's 46th successful orangutan birth.
In a New Year's Day tweet President Trump accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists and declared an end to US aid.
Rebel groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and Army of Islam, said they are committed to the UN-led Geneva process, now in its seventh year.
The Army of Islam, a prominent rebel group in eastern Ghouta, said patients will be evacuated as part of a deal that was conditional on it releasing an equivalent number of captives.
China and Pakistan will consider extending their $57 billion infrastructure project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), to Afghanistan.
A UN resolution proposed by Egypt and supported by 14 Security Council members would have forced President Trump to back down on his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Russia has indicated it's ready to stand in as an 'honest mediator' in the peace process.
Iran has achieved milestones of leverage and influence that rival any regional power in the past half-century. While there are limits to how far it can extend its authority, Tehran’s rapid rise poses new challenges to the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia as it undermines their previous dominance. How far can Tehran extend its reach?
Mahmoud Abbas has insisted the US is no longer fit to serve as mediator following President Trump's US embassy move announcement. Mr. Abbas called for the UN to replace the US for the remainder of the negotiations.