A day after Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed reports that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's wife, sister and brother-in-law were detained, he said a DNA test proved one of his children was in custody as well.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies said Tehran has established a regional network of some 200,000 fighters.
Trump has repeatedly called on China to do more to stem the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., where it is helping drive the opioid crisis.
Pyongyang warned that the planned aerial drill will "throw a wet blanket" on struggling negotiations.
"Under a rather extreme hypothetical situation in which war may break out between North Korea and Japan, 45.5 percent would choose to help North Korea, and 15.1 percent Japan," a new survey shows.
A Pentagon spokesperson told Newsweek that "those who sought to be our adversaries have decided to weaponize" hypersonic technology creating "a warfighting asymmetry."
The French president warned that America's withdrawal will not derail the initiative, and said he deplores such a move.
A recent United Nations report detailed North Korea's claim that one of its senior officials received a mysterious package that included a threatening letter, pictures and bottles of alcohol.
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that up to seven Kurdish PKK fighters were killed in back-to-back strikes in northern Iraq as deadly clashes continued across the border in Syria.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, an event that marked the start of a decades-long stand off between Washington and Iran.
"At a time when ISIS was crumbling, its leader naturally headed to the spot with the most terrorist sympathizers for him to stay alive," Northeastern University's Max Abrahms told Newsweek.
Speaking of potential ties with Saudi Arabia, one Iranian official said "there could be bilateral ties established in numerous fields in the region and the U.S. pressures should not stir a gap between neighbors."
Iran is widely expected to make extensive use of its special operation forces and regional proxy militias in a hypothetical future war with the U.S.
Gorbachev signed several pivotal anti-nuclear proliferation agreements with the U.S. during his time as the last leader of the Soviet Union.
Rivals U.S. and Iran both support Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi—but he's under increasing pressure to step down amid widespread protests that could put US troops at risk
Foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said the international community had the right to question the U.S. policy.
The dictator suggested Trump's transactional foreign policy is illustrative of America's global approach.
On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously agreed to a new bill fortifying U.S. support for Taiwan, which Beijing considers a future part of a unified China.
The new ISIS caliph is Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi and its spokesperson is Abu Hamza al-Qurashi
North Korea fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday as denuclearization negotiations with the U.S. remain stalled.
"We in Syria face one enemy and we must exert with the sons of a united Syria, from Arabs and from Kurds, our blood to recover every inch of the beloved Syrian territory."
Two bills passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support on Tuesday, one recognizing the Armenian genocide and the other calling for sanctions on Turkish officials.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that his troops and their Syrian military allies have begun to take positions once held by the Kurdish YPG as part of a deal with Turkey.
With Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gone, the pressure was now especially on President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, along with other top politicians protesters want out.
Trump claimed that Baghdadi was "whimpering, crying and screaming" as U.S. special forces closed in on his hiding place on Saturday.
Trump said this weekend he would like to get U.S. companies into eastern Syria to "properly" exploit the oil fields there.
Newsweek has learned that Abdullah Qardash has been designated as the successor to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who died during a U.S. raid Saturday.
Newsweek has learned that the U.S. has killed ISIS spokesperson Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir in Aleppo, Syria.
"Eight million people made to live in a siege, it's a slap on the face of the international community," Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Asad Majeed Khan told Newsweek.
"Something very big has just happened," tweeted Trump. The Defense Department reported "high confidence" that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead.