International Relations

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

Jul 26, 2019

U.S. officials say Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile, continuing a program criticized by the U.S. and other nations

N. Korea says missile test was warning to South 'warmongers'

Jul 26, 2019

North Korea says its test of a new missile the previous day were meant as a "solemn warning" over South Korea's weapons development and its joint military drills with the United States

North Korea fires new type of short-range ballistic missiles

Jul 25, 2019

North Korea fired a new type of short-range ballistic missile into the sea in its first weapons launches in more than two months

Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales

Jul 25, 2019

President Donald Trump has vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking the sale of billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia

Russia wants probe on alleged S Korean airspace violation

Jul 24, 2019

A lawmaker cites Russia's acting ambassador as saying Russia wants an investigation into a South Korean announcement that a Russia military plane has violated its airspace

House opposes Israel boycott in bipartisan vote

Jul 24, 2019

The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution opposing an international effort to boycott Israel, as Democrats try to tamp down increasingly heated political rhetoric over differences with the longtime U.S. ally

Pakistan PM says Taliban may soon release 2 hostages

Jul 23, 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says the Taliban could soon release two hostages as talks progress on a peace deal for Afghanistan

US citizens and Iranian relatives sue over travel ban

Jul 23, 2019

A group of American citizens and legal residents trying to bring Iranian spouses and other family to join them in the United States has filed a federal lawsuit saying they are being unfairly blocked by the travel ban

S. Korea's claim on warning shot firings disputed by Russia

Jul 23, 2019

South Korea says its air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korean airspace, but Russia quickly disputed the account

Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

Jul 22, 2019

A U.S. government audit that has been made public found that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses