Iraq has long been a flashpoint for tensions between the United States and Iran, but deadly attacks, an embassy siege and unprecedented protests could push the war-torn country past its tipping point.
The president should do all he can to avoid getting the United States into an "intractable entanglement" with Iran, the New York Times editorial board wrote.
The president campaigned on a vow to bring American troops home, but his standoff with Iran has seen thousands more soldiers deployed to the Middle East.
Kim also condemned the U.S. for refusing to lift sanctions in order to advance their historic, yet stalling, denuclearization-for-peace process.
Two intelligence officials speaking to Newsweek said Iran helped to instigate the violent demonstrations in Iraq, where both Washington and Tehran's interference has been increasingly questioned.
One Chinese deputy captain said, "compared to the past, this exercise lasted a long time, involved more troops and the training's content was closer to actual combat, which tested us a lot."
Iraq called the U.S. strikes "a violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and a grave violation of the rules of action of the coalition forces, including American forces."
China and Russia want stability in the Persian Gulf and the Korean Peninsula and they increasingly feel they have what it takes to work toward it, even if the United States has its own plans.
Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said American military presence is undermining, rather than providing, regional security.
A senior Pentagon official told Newsweek that a Pentagon contractor was killed after about a dozen Katyusha rockets struck the K-1 Air Base in Kirkuk, Iraq.
The Russian Avangard hypersonic missile system can reportedly travel at 20 times the speed of sound.
Duterte ordered senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy banned from visiting the Philippines and warned he may introduce new visa restrictions on American tourists.
North Korea has set an end-of-year deadline for U.S. officials to break the deadlock in denuclearization talks, or receive a "Christmas gift."
The president told a conservative summit that the U.S. is "respected again" on the world stage under his leadership.
The last two meetings between the Iranian and Japanese leaders were marred by Middle East unrest, now they may finally get a chance to figure out how to bring the U.S. to the table.
Russia and China may not be heading toward the type of defense pact assembled by the U.S.-led NATO alliance, but they're developing "a new type of major-country relations."
The former national security advisor said he does not think North Korea will ever voluntarily surrender its nuclear weapons, regardless of what Kim Jong Un tells Trump.
As Russia and Syria wrapped up "complex and tense" drills in the Mediterranean, they conducted a flurry of aerial and surface rocket strikes against Islamist-dominated Idlib, also home to millions of civilians.
The Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Preventive Action's evaluation of 30 ongoing or potential conflicts indicates more threats in global unrest that could affect Washington's international goals than the U.S. has seen in the past decade.
Both houses of Congress have passed resolutions acknowledging the 20th century atrocity, which Turkey still denies happened.
Libya's U.N.-backed Government of National Accord has approved a Turkish request to send troops to defend Tripoli against the rival Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argued that the goal of his cross-border attack was to clear the way for the resettling some of the 3.7 million Syrian refugees his country hosts.
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, recently passed by the Senate, sanctions both Russia and Iran for alleged war crimes by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom they continue to back.
China and Russia confirmed they have circulated a draft resolution for United Nations Security Council members to partially lift sanctions against North Korea as talks with the U.S. stall.
Newsweek compares Global Firepower reports from 2009 and 2019 to look at the evolution of the world's most powerful countries as the new decade approaches.
As Washington lawmakers hailed the passage of the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared ready to push on with a new assault on Islamist-dominated Idlib.
Beset by internal divisions, NATO has been casting around for ways to reinvent the 70-year-old alliance—could the rising threat of China be the push the transatlantic bloc needs?
Gorbachev, an advocate for nuclear disarmament, said, "The key to resolving security issues lies not in weapons, but in politics."
Even as the year ends with no denuclearization-for-peace deal, U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun maintained, "It is not yet too late" to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.
If the U.S. refuses to withdraw from Syria, President Bashar al-Assad warned, "there will be a popular resistance and they will pay the price."