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Turkey

Turkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe-zone plan

Both sides announce safe zone will be launched this week but questions remain on how deep it will be in northern Syria.

Turkey, US agree to launch first phase of Syria safe-zone plan

AJ Impact

China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

China's commerce ministry says Beijing will retaliate if the US places new import levies on Chinese goods.

China says it hopes US stops wrong tariff action

North Korea

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

Pyongyang issues warning as US special envoy Stephen Biegun arrives in the Korean Peninsula for three days of meetings.

N Korea: No nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue

United States

Are black Americans the true "founding fathers"?

A project by The New York Times Magazine pushes to re-frame history.

Are black Americans the true "founding fathers"?

United Nations

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

Moscow and Beijing warn of 'threats to international peace and security' after latest US test of new cruise missile.

Russia, China seek Security Council meeting after US missile test

Iraq

Iraqi militias blame US and Israel for attacks on bases

Iran-backed umbrella group says US forces allowed Israeli drones to enter Iraqi territory and carry out missions.

Iraqi militias blame US and Israel for attacks on bases

United States

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

In brief statement, NATO says the two US service members were 'killed in action'.

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

AJ Impact

US job growth is likely lower than official estimates

New Labor Department data shows a downward revision of more than 500,000 jobs in the year through March.

US job growth is likely lower than official estimates

AJ Impact

Mounting debt: US budget gap could exceed $1 trillion by 2020

Trump's trade war could be speeding up the growth of the United States budget deficit.

Mounting debt: US budget gap could exceed $1 trillion by 2020

Donald Trump

Jews tweet 'disloyal to Trump' after Trump calls them disloyal

Trump doubles down on remarks, saying "if you want to vote Democrat, you're being disloyal to Jewish people and Israel".

Jews tweet 'disloyal to Trump' after Trump calls them disloyal

Immigration

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

Immigrant advocates decry move, saying prolonged detention would traumatise immigrant children.

Trump administration moves to end limits on child detention

AJ Impact

Venezuelan crisis: Stateless children facing limbo in Colombia

Colombia says it will claim the offspring of refugees born within its borders. But can Bogota afford to be generous?

Venezuelan crisis: Stateless children facing limbo in Colombia

AJ Impact

Propelled by Fed rate cut, US existing home sales rise

As the central bank proceeds with a policy of monetary easing, the housing market appears to be picking up momentum.

Propelled by Fed rate cut, US existing home sales rise

Opinion

Redefining 'terrorism' in America

What will it take to call violence inspired by white supremacy 'terrorism'?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Opinion

The political impotence of the Muslim American community

Today prominent Muslim American figures and organisations stifle the spirit of political resistance in our community.

Ali Al-Arian

by Ali Al-Arian

Ali Al-Arian