Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press

  • A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State group on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
    US vows to help Iraq promote stability in face of ‘enemies’

    U.S. deputy ambassador Richard Mills said helping Iraq prevent a resurgence of ISIS and working toward the country’s stability also means supporting its efforts to hold peaceful elections on Oct. 10

  • In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo, a man waves an Afghan national flag during Independence Day celebrations in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)
    Efforts ramp up to get Taliban-Afghan peace talks started

    Officials on both sides of Afghanistan’s protracted conflict say efforts are ramping up for the start of negotiations between Afghan representatives and the Taliban while a top U.N. envoy expressed hope Thursday that a formal launch will take place in “the coming days, not the coming weeks.”

  • An unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency inspector disconnects the connections between the twin cascades for 20 percent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz, south of Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 20, 2014 (Kazem Ghane/AFP via Getty Images)
    UN agency says Iran is violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

    Meanwhile, Russia is defending Iran’s right to launch a satellite, dismissing U.S. claims that Tehran was defying the U.N. resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal by sending it into space.

  • In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean side of the border at the village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    North Korea says it’s gained nothing from US but ‘betrayal’

    North Korea’s U.N. Mission said Friday the country has gained “nothing but a sense of betrayal” since its leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump committed to establishing a new relationship.

  • Russian forces patrol in the city of Amuda, north Syria, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (Baderkhan Ahmad/AP)
    Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clash at UN Security Council

    The Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clashed Thursday at their first U.N. Security Council encounter since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive earlier this month following the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

  • Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 and Coastal Riverine Group 1, Detachment Guam, practiced harbor-clearing techniques using unmanned underwater vehicles deployed from a Mark VI patrol boat in the Pacific Ocean in 2017. The robots are part of an expanding arsenal of artificial intelligence sensors and weapons fielded by the sea service. (Navy)
    Nobel laureate wants to kill off killer robots

    In mid-November the parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons will begin meeting in Geneva and they could start talks over limiting lethal artificial intelligence devices.

  • Turkish soldiers with U.S.-made M60 tanks drive through the town of Tukhar, north of Syria's northern city of Manbij, on Oct. 14, 2019, as Turkey and it's allies continues their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. (Aref Tammawi/AFP via Getty Images)
    Turkey says ongoing invasion into Syria is self-defense

    Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it’s exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a letter circulated Monday.

  • President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AP)
    North Korea to Trump: Make ‘bold decision’ to revive diplomacy

    North Korea accused the United States on Friday of failing to follow through on summit agreements between U.S. President Donald Trump and the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, but said it is placing hope in the U.S. president's "wise option and bold decision."

  • A U.S. soldier oversees members of the Syrian Democratic Forces on Sept. 21, 2019, as they demolish a Kurdish fighters' fortification as part of the so-called
    Syria demands withdrawal of all American, Turkish forces

    Syria’s top diplomat on Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain.