Maryland U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang argues the ban violates the Constitution's prohibition on religious discrimination.
The EU on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.
Iraq's national army was closing in on the city of Kirkuk, following last month's Kurdish vote for independence.
Al-Mayadeen had become a major base for Islamic State militants.
*Syria's bread subsidy program vital for Assad support. Katerji's office manager, Mohammed Kassab, confirmed that Katerji Group was providing Syrian government territories with wheat from the northeast of Syria through Islamic State territory but denied any contact with Islamic State. Cooperation over wheat between a figure from Syria's establishment,...
Riyadh and Moscow backed deal on oil production cut. RIYADH/ MOSCOW, Oct 3- The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's biggest oil exporters, are expected to discuss cooperation on oil production and differences over Syria and Iran on Thursday during the first visit to Moscow by a reigning Saudi Monarch. The visit, including talks in the Kremlin with...
Experts say ISIS' claim it had links to the Vegas shooter shows how desperate the terror group is to remain relevant as it loses territory.
Decertifying the Iran nuclear agreement "doesn't automatically explode the deal," says Heritage Foundation analyst.
DAMASCUS, Sept 29- Syria has struck a deal to buy 3 million tonnes of wheat from its ally Russia over three years and is working to secure credit finance from Moscow for the grain, Syria's internal trade minister told Reuters. U.S. and EU banking sanctions and asset freezes against Syria have made it difficult for some commodity trading houses to do business with...
*Baghdad demands independence vote be cancelled. BAGHDAD/ ERBIL, Iraq, Sept 27- Baghdad heaped pressure on Iraq's Kurds on Wednesday, demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces. Stepping up efforts to isolate...
A conventional war with North Korea could result in about 20,000 deaths per day in the South, according to U.S. estimates.
The nightmare scenario of North Korea selling its nuclear technology to the highest bidder is a distinct possibility, Daniel Salisbury writes in The Conversation.
The Trump administration issued an updated travel ban with fresh restrictions on who can enter the U.S., targeting eight countries.
For a new generation of nationalists, investor George Soros has become the perfect villain, Financial Times reports.
If South Korea is going to protect itself from North Korean missiles, it may want to talk to a country with experience.
BEIRUT, Sept 16- U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield. There was no immediate comment from Moscow or Damascus. Washington and Moscow support separate offensives in the Syrian conflict, with both...
PRO- DAMASCUS MILITARY ALLIANCE DECLARES OFFENSIVE IN EAST SYRIA TO DRIVE ISLAMIC STATE FROM PARTS OF BORDER REGION WITH IRAQ.
An oil-rich, Kurdish province in Iraq plans a referendum on independence this month, prompting fears of another Middle East conflict.
The Starwood Capital chief blames geopolitics and wranglings in Washington over tax reform for the uncertainty.
The issue of Muslim marginalization in Myanmar has sparked fears the country could become fertile ground for transnational terror groups.