UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday sanctioned six people for involvement in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya after Russia lifted a hold it had set on the request for action against the individuals. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and the United
By Middle East Affairs After French President Emmanuel Macron said he had convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to keep United States forces in Syria, Trump reiterated Sunday his desire to bring troops home as soon as possible. "The U.S. mission has not changed - the president has been clear that he wants
By Middle East Affairs French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to keep United States forces in Syria, Haaretz reported. "We convinced him it was necessary to remain there," Macron said in telephone calls Saturday before France carried out joint air strikes in Syria with the United
By Middle East Affairs Damascus, Aleppo and Homs saw explosions early Saturday as the United States, France and Britain carried out their first joint air strikes against Syria. The air strikes were in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack April 7 in the Eastern Ghouta city of Douma. Experts believe a "cocktail"
By Middle East Affairs U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East is in its final stages of being written. She also said neither Israel nor Palestine will "love" it. In a speech at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics,