Former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton was among several alarmed administration officials who urged President Trump to release the nearly $400 million in funds to Ukraine, officials said.
Iraq has officially called for Syria's return to the 22-member Arab League after its 2011 expulsion, just as countries rebuild diplomatic ties to President Bashar al-Assad.
The 1955 friendship treaty was signed two years after the U.S. overthrew Iran's democratically elected Iranian prime minister and decades before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Are Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un serious about denuclearization or will they play the same games as their predecessors?
The president-elect will have the final decision on whether to lift a trade embargo as thanks for Sudan's help in fighting ISIS.
Some counterterrorism experts are criticizing the Obama administration for signing off on the cancellation of U.N. financial sanctions against Muslim Brotherhood representative Youssef Nada.
The U.N. Security Council has quietly dropped Youssef Nada, a prominent financial and diplomatic representative of the Muslim Brotherhood, from an international sanctions list directed at curbing the activities of alleged terrorist financiers.
As President George W. Bush was preparing to give his State of the Union speech last week, White House counselor Karen Hughes told reporters that it would contain some shocking news. "We have learned that up to 100,000 people have been trained [as] killers in the camps of Afghanistan and are now spread throughout the world," Hughes said.
It's a story, as one former oil lobbyist in Washington puts it, that "a lot of people in this town wish would go away." And it's not hard to see why. It involves at least three giant, politically influential American oil companies; the leaders of an energy-rich former Soviet republic that the Clinton administration has assiduously cultivated in the post-cold-war years, and a wealthy, well-connected American middleman, James Giffen.