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US President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin next to US First Lady Melania Trump (L) ahead a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an 'extraordinary relationship' and Vladimir …

Russia Demands U.S. Help in Returning Syrian Refugees

Russia unveiled new efforts on Wednesday to return Syrian refugees back to their homeland and called on the U.S. to help in the wake of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s meeting with President Donald Trump.

Repatriating the remains of US soldiers was part of an agreement signed by Kim and Trump during their landmark summit

Reports: North Korea to Return Korean War Remains This Week

Unidentified American and South Korean sources told various outlets on Thursday that North Korea will hand over the remains of at least 55 American soldiers killed during the active period of the Korean War, possibly by the end of the week.

A South Korean soldier walks past a television screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un approving the country's new missile test

Report: North Koreans Fail to Show at Meeting on U.S. Troop Remains

North Korean government representatives failed to appear to a scheduled meeting with American military negotiators on repatriating the remains of U.S. Korean War veterans at the demilitarised zone (DMZ) Thursday, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Iranian clerics standing in front of the "Jamran", Iran's first domestically built warship, during naval maneuvers in the Gulf on February 21, 2009. Iran's navy on February 19 launched in the Gulf its first domestically made destroyer in a ceremony attend by the supreme leader and the commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali …

Iran Threatens to Block Key Gulf Passage over Trump Sanctions

Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz – a key Gulf passage for shipments of commodities – over Washington threatening to sanction any country that fails to stop importing oil from the Islamic Republic by November 4.

Erdogan's poll success tightened his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition

Turkey Tells U.S. Iran Sanctions ‘a Mistake’ While Forging Closer Ties with Tehran

Turkey denounced the embargo imposed by its NATO ally the United States on state sponsor of terror Iran as a “mistake,” arguing that America “does not have the right” to force other countries to implement its unilateral decision,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) on Friday.

SOCHI, RUSSIA MAY 17, 2018: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (not in picture) at Bocharov Ruchei residence. Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev\TASS via Getty Images)

Turkey Lashes Out at Russia and Iran over Assad De-Escalation Zone Violation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu blamed Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran, as well as the United States, on Friday for dictator Bashar al-Assad’s bombardment of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and other rebel forces in southern Syria in violation of the de-escalation zone established by Moscow and Washington.

AFP found at least eight foreign airlines were still listing Taiwan as a country on their websites as of Friday

China Says Its Right to Silence U.S. Airlines on Taiwan ‘Non-Negotiable’

The Chinese government insisted on Thursday, through its foreign ministry and the propaganda publication People’s Daily, that China’s policy of harassing foreign corporations that acknowledge Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, and Macau as distinct from mainland China is “non-negotiable” after the U.S. requested a dialogue on the subject.

The Afghan authorities have accused the Taliban of defying the start of a government ceasefire with them

U.S. Suspends Anti-Taliban Airstrikes amid Kabul’s Unilateral Truce

The U.S. military has suspended airstrikes targeting the Taliban in Afghanistan while intensifying its air campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) wing in the country, which has already attempted to officially establish a “caliphate” twice this year alone, an American commander told reporters this week.

There has been a lot of speculation about a summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, seen here in November

White House Confirms: Putin, Trump to Meet in Finland Capital

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on July 12. The announcement follows a meeting between Putin and Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, in Moscow this week.

Taliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing …

Taliban Threatens Clerics Who Commit ‘Great Sin’ of Helping Americans

The Afghan Taliban, who have reportedly stepped up attacks against Islamic clerics who disagree with them, on Tuesday denounced the so-called Islamic Scholars’ conferences in Asia and the Middle East as an American “scheme” intended to delegitimize their “jihadic resistance.”

European Union former policy chief and former NATO secretary-general Javier Solana seen during the 9th Yalta Annual Meeting entitled 'Ukraine and the World: Addressing Tomorrow’s Challenges Together', organized by the Yalta European Strategy (YES) in partnership with the Victor Pinchuk Foundation at the Livadia Palace in Yalta, Ukraine, Saturday, Sept. …

U.S. Denies Entry to Former NATO Chief

The United States reportedly denied entry Monday to NATO’s former Secretary General Javier Solana — who played a key role in negotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — over a visit he made to Iran in 2013.

A North Korean woman and hostess stands outside Song Do Won in 2015. The restaurant recently closed, according to a source who spoke to Yonhap. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

Report: North Korea Begins Renovating Restaurants in China

The South Korean outlet Yonhap reported on Monday that closed North Korean restaurants near the border in China have begun renovations, a sign that they are preparing for sanctions to lift on the country as part of an ongoing dialogue with the United States.

US President Donald Trump along with his children Eric(L) Ivanka and Donald Jr. in 2017: they were accused in a New York lawsuit Thursday of misusing funds at the Donald J. Trump foundation, the president's personal charity

President Donald Trump’s Father’s Day Proclamation

“Fathers across our country serve as role models for their children and families,” he wrote in a statement. “Through their examples, they display the fundamental American values of hard work and dedication, which are so important to fulfilling our potential and achieving the American Dream.”

Afghan Taliban Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada and Donald Trump

Taliban Renews Calls for Direct Talks with U.S.

The Afghan Taliban chief, Hibatullah Akhundzada, renewed calls this week for direct discussions with the United States to end the nearly 17-year-old war — this time in a statement personally signed by the leader stressing that the withdrawal of “occupying forces” is the “only path” towards peace.

A pro-government forces soldier walks along the beach in the southern coastal city of Aden as Yemeni coast guards search for the remains of a United Arab Emirates helicopter from the Saudi-led coalition backing government forces in Yemen after it crashed on June 13, 2016, killing both crew.

Report: U.S. Deepens Role in Yemen in Support of Gulf Allies

The U.S. military has reportedly intensified its assistance to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, providing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with intelligence to improve the accuracy of airstrikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in the port city of Hodeida that began Wednesday.