Venezuela said Saturday it would halt talks with the country's opposition in retaliation for the extradition to the US of a close ally of President Nicolás Maduro wanted on money laundering charges.
Abdul Qadeer Khan, lionized at home as the father of Pakistan’s atomic bomb despite admitting he was at the center of a nuclear proliferation ring, died on Sunday at age 85.
President Joe Biden's national security adviser told his Israeli counterpart on Tuesday that diplomacy is the best way to rein in Iran's nuclear program.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan had a low-profile meeting with top Saudi officials to discuss Yemen and reducing tensions with Iran.
The US has made diplomatic appeals to China to reduce its oil imports from Iran in order to put pressure on Tehran to come to an agreement on its nuclear program.
A French official from the presidency has said that Iran must return to nuclear talks with world powers to prevent a diplomatic escalation.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Staff of Centcom testified in the Senate that they believed it was best to keep at least 2,500 US troops in Afghanistan. Joe Biden said in August that no military official had told him that
With tension between Iran and Azerbaijan over military drills and Iranian truck-drivers’ access to Armenia, flagship Tehran newspaper sees US, Israeli and Turkish mischief.
"Although the evacuation of endangered Afghans and foreign nationals from Afghanistan was a 'logistical success,' the withdrawal from Afghanistan was a 'strategic failure' that brought the Taliban to power," the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate.
Mark Millie, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Frank Mackenzie, Chief of Staff at Centcom, told Senate officials that the Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan and the sudden fall of the legitimate government had taken them by surprise.