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U.S. and Russia Battle Last of ISIS Amid Reports of Fires and Floods in Syria
Two rivals are battling ISIS in the jihadists' final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor. One seeks to return Syria to its former self; the other wants more power for Kurds.
North Korea Crisis: Japan is Growing Its Military For The First Time Since World War II Because Of Kim Jong Un
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japan wouldn't be a dominant military power, but would neither be a "follower" in world affairs.
Russia: U.S. War With North Korea 'Is Not an Option'
Russia did not appreciate President Donald Trump's vow to "totally destroy" North Korea, and has plans of its own to solve the nuclear crisis.
Philippines' Duterte Promises to Kill His Own Son If Drug Rumors True
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened violence against family members involved in drugs or Islamist militant groups.
Russia Claims to Kill Hundreds of Militants in One Day as U.S. Battle Against ISIS Nears End
Russian and U.S. allies are battling insurgents and jihadists trying to topple the Syrian government, but the latter wants to reshape the nation.
Russia Attacks Hollywood’s Morgan Freeman and Other Celebrities Declaring U.S. at ‘War’ With Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin was once a darling of Hollywood's top talent, but a downturn in U.S-Russia relations has hurt his image.
Iran Blasts Trump 'Hate Speech,' as World Leaders React to President's First United Nations Address
Israel and the U.K. defended the president, while Iran, France and Sweden criticized his U.N. address.
Netanyahu: Trump Is Changing the World by Supporting Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a "vast Iranian Islamist empire" that could one day wield nuclear weapons because of the 2015 deal.
Iran Threatens to Destroy Israel's Tel Aviv, But Gulf Arab States Appear Closer to Former Foe
Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, head of Iran's army, said there would be no Israel in 25 years. His Arab rivals in the Persian Gulf appear to differ.
Turkey Tries To Scare Voters With Warning About Jews Ahead of Kurdish Referendum
Citing the "Israeli-Kurd" magazine, pro-government Turkish media spread reports that Iraqi Kurds made a deal with Israel to bring 200,000 Jewish Kurds to Iraq.
ISIS Takes Credit for London Bombing as U.K. Raises Terror Level, Expecting More Attacks
If ISIS was behind Friday's bombing of the London metro, it would be the group's fourth attack in the U.K. this year.
War in Syria: Assad Thanks Iran and North Korea For Help In Letters To Two Supreme Leaders Opposed to U.S.
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have stood behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, despite accusations of human rights abuses.
North Korea Says U.S. Future Is in Kim Jong Un's Hands, Warns Against Nuclear Arms Race in Asia
The leadership of both North and South Korea appear to agree that more U.S. nuclear weapons could lead to an arms race in the region.
Russian Military, Not U.S., to Lead Battle for ISIS's Final Major City in Syria
With forces led by Russia and the U.S. less than 10 miles from one another, the U.S. is stepping back to let the Syrian army take Deir Ezzor from ISIS.
Senate To Vote On U.S. President's Powers To Wage War Without Congress's Approval
The Kentucky senator threatens to try to delay passage of the national defense bill if there isn't a debate on his amendment.
Russia Fined Over Mystery Fire in Consulate After U.S. Eviction Order
San Francisco's Bay Area Air Quality Management District said the staff of Russia's recently closed consulate broke the law by burning unknown materials inside.
Iran Wants to Talk Muslim World Problems With Saudi Arabia, but Kingdom Demands 'Change' First
Iran and Saudi Arabia back opposing factions in wars across the Middle East, and they cut relations entirely last year.
U.S. Military Base Attacked By Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan After Soldiers Insult Muslims With Leaflets
The U.S. military said there were "a small number of casualties" after a suicide attack struck Bagram Air Field.
China's Military Trains for 'Surprise Attack' Days After North Korea's Most Powerful Nuclear Test
Chinese soldiers were rushed to the country's northeastern coast to fire missiles and machine guns designed to blast enemy planes out of the air.
North Korea's Latest Nuclear Bomb Is Stronger Than All Its Previous Combined
While estimates vary, experts say the latest North Korean nuclear test may have produced an explosion nearly 10 times stronger than the Hiroshima bombing.
Hurricane Irma, Most Powerful Storm to Hit Atlantic Ocean Proper, Measures Like an Earthquake
Hurricane Irma is the most powerful storm ever observed in the Atlantic basin, outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and it's picking up speed.
North Korea Blasts U.S. Military Influence Over 'Puppet' South, Laughs Off War Threats
North Korea has lashed out at U.S. regional allies South Korea and Japan for acting on Washington's behalf and undermining Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions.
Trump Visits Hurricane Harvey Victims In Houston, Takes More Active Role Amid Criticism Over Past Visit
President Donald Trump and his wife took an active role in devastated Houston, countering criticisms of his last visit to Texas.
Trump Downsizes Black College Conference, Because At This Point What Does He Have to Lose?
President Donald Trump is looking for "a more intimate" meeting with historically black colleges and university heads.
Iran's Military Tells West It's Not Scared of Being Attacked, Would Win Any War
Military leaders said they did not fear an invasion from the West, touting Tehran's growing military might at home and abroad.