After South Korean President Moon Jae-in had spent months rekindling a relationship with North Korea, President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called off a June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un. The announcement — made publicly and apparently without prior notice to Moon — came just a day after Moon preened Trump with high praise at the White House.
The cancellation has eased the anxiety of foreign policy and nuclear nonproliferation experts who said that President Donald Trump had rushed headlong into a meeting unprepared. Ever since Trump accepted Kim’s invitation to meet in March, experts warned such a high-level dialogue would go south without a specific and careful diplomatic strategy.
Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh have struggled to get adequate food, housing and medical supplies since their arrival. The upcoming monsoon season is sure to strain already less-than-ideal infrastructure.
After lots of initial fanfare, the lead-up to a planned Trump-Kim summit has hit some serious bumps in the road. But one former US adviser on North Korean affairs says President Trump should stick with his game plan.
The Reconnaissance General Bureau, North Korea's equivalent to the CIA, has trained up the world’s greatest bank-robbing crews, a constellation of hacking units that pull massive online heists. In just the past few years, RGB hackers have struck more than 100 banks and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, pilfering more than $650 million. That we know of.
Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, and injured more than 2,200 by gunfire or tear gas. The violence continued Tuesday as Israeli forces killed one man, while thousands of Palestinians turned out for funerals.
Gina Haspel, who is expected to be confirmed early Wednesday, controls which information on her clandestine career the CIA declassifies. On Monday, the Senate intelligence committee restricted access to a report that gave senators some insight into the torture program she ran.
Just weeks before he’s set to meet the North Korean leader in Singapore, President Donald Trump announced his controversial decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on May 8. And though Trump had promised to exit the Obama-era arrangement since his campaign days in 2016, pulling the trigger so close to his face-to-face meeting with Kim could set a weary tone for nuclear negotiations — or it could turn up the pressure on both countries to reach an agreement.
When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement, it cut a major diplomatic channel to Iran: Diplomats from Europe, China, Russia, the US and Iran would meet every three months. Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran viewed these quarterly meetings as a chance for their loved ones to be discussed and possibly freed.
Arab governments are fighting over an island paradise in the Indian Ocean that few people have seen. Socotra, the size and shape of Long Island, New York, is home to 60,000 people and some of the strangest-looking plants on Earth.
Vlogger Shadi Abu Zeid was neither taken to a local police department nor charged in a civilian court. His whereabouts remained unknown for more than a day, until Monday evening, when his sister posted online that he had appeared at a state security prosecutor’s hearing in Cairo.
Since 2012, a small network of citizen activists have been risking their lives to secretly film the impact of Myanmar's military campaign against the Rohingyas. Their harrowing footage, and the first-ever on-camera interview with a member of the network, are featured in the new FRONTLINE documentary, "Myanmar’s Killing Fields."
Russian President Vladimir Putin was sworn in to a fourth term in office on Monday, extending his 18-year rule amid promises of continuity in foreign policy and renewed efforts toward building prosperity at home.
Search and rescue workers in Syria say civilian lives are at risk after being hit by a freeze in US funding for their organization. The Trump administration says it's part of a broader cut in aid to Syria and is calling on partners and allies to assume a larger role in stabilizing the country.
Since North and South Korean leaders met last week, there has been renewed hope that 2018 could see the formal end of the Korean War and Kim Jong-un giving up his nuclear weapons. But denuclearization isn't as easy as surrendering a truckload of bombs.