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Pentagon seeks to invest $550M on PYD/PKK in FY2019
$300M requested to train and equip PYD/PKK, $250M to build ‘border security force’ in Syria
Trump offers condolences to Putin over plane crash
President offers U.S. assistance in investigation into Saratov Airlines Flight 703
Tillerson says 'too early' for direct talks with N. Korea
Pence was quoted in the Washington Post on Sunday as saying the US and South Korea had agreed terms for future diplomatic engagement with North Korea.
Palestine icon Salah faces another 6 months in solitary
Sheikh Raed Salah has already served out six months in solitary confinement in Israeli prison facility
UN warns of escalating violence in Yemen
Civilians face frequent sniping, shelling and airstrikes in Yemen, UN human rights chief says
Iraqi speaker expects non-sectarian govt after polls
Iraq will hold parliamentary election on May 13
US envoy Tillerson in Egypt at start of Mideast tour
Tillerson landed in Cairo late Sunday and had dinner with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry.
France FM visits Iraq to discuss reconstruction
France has been a key member of the US-led military coalition fighting IS after the jihadist group seized large swathes of Iraq and neighbouring Syria in 2014.
Gaza Strip hospital cleaners strike for back pay
Hospital cleaners in Gaza Strip strike to demand overdue pay
White House sends condolences over Russian plane crash
The US 'deeply saddened' by plane crash in Moscow suburbs that killed over 70 people
Turks in Canada pray for military success in Syria
Turkish nationals in southeastern Canadian city of Montreal gather to pray for Turkish soldiers conducting Syria operation
UN rights chief calls on PNG to safeguard Australia camp refugees
Some 600 men were moved out of an Australian-run camp on PNG's Manus Island in November to three transit centres after a local court ruled the facility was unconstitutional.
Violence kills 3 civilians in northern Iraq
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks
Scholars rally for Gaza hospitals amid power crisis
The Israel-blockaded Gaza Strip has struggled with severe electricity shortages since 2006
US concerned violence escalating at Israel's border
State Department says Washington 'strongly' supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself
Trump signs budget bill to reopen government
Massive military, domestic spending in bill that fails to address nearly 1 million undocumented youngsters