Sunday, Jan 17
US sending new aid package after 'Guaido's request'
Maduro: Coup attempt ‘failed’ in Venezuela
'White House got into a dead end', president says, calling for 'dialogue, understanding, respect'.
Trump nominates David Satterfield as Turkey ambassador
Satterfield's appointment not yet official as he must be confirmed by Senate.
US seeks European presence in northeast Syria
If we don’t have a game plan, Turkey will go into Syria and deal with the YPG threat, says Senator Lindsey Graham.
Spanish prime minister calls snap elections for April 28
Pedro Sánchez of Spain called for a snap general election in April, opening a new chapter of national turmoil as the territorial conflict over Catalonia continues to weigh on the country’s politics.
US general backsteps on remark over Korea troop pullout
Top US soldier in South Korea stirs controversy by suggesting American troops will stay until there is a peace treaty.
Israel detains Lebanese national for crossing border
Army is currently waging campaign to find, destroy cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah.
French police arrest former Syrian regime spy
Suspect accused of crimes against humanity from 2011 - 2013 while working for Syria's intelligence.
Warsaw summit ‘legitimizes’ Israeli violations
US and Poland say Warsaw summit would discuss peace and security in Middle East.
After Iran offer, Saudi envoy visits Lebanon
Riyadh and Tehran are two regional arch-rivals.
Mexican cartel boss ‘El Chapo' convicted by US jury
The world’s most infamous cartel boss “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty in a US court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colorful, decades-long career.
Acting US defense secretary visits Iraq for troop talks
Pat Shanahan arrived in Iraq on Tuesday for an unscheduled visit for talks with Iraqi officials.
Afghan president willing to offer ceasefire to Taliban
Ghani urges Taliban to enter peace talks with the government, offers to release prisoners.
Turkish forces take part in Pakistan-hosted naval drill
Organized by Pakistan’s navy, AMAN-2019 kicked off last week in Karachi.
Maduro launches large-scale war game
Yellow vest demonstrator injured by grenade
Father of Dr. Oz dies aged 94 in Istanbul
Mustafa Oz was receiving treatment in an Istanbul hospital for a while.
Turkey calls on China to close Uighur detention camps
Turkish foreign ministry spokesman describes China's systematic assimilation policy of Uighur as 'a great embarrassment for humanity'
NY Times: Saudi Khashoggi cover-up falling apart
The New York Times says Saudi crown prince was wrong to think he could continue his 'autocratic way' after Khashoggi case
Canada mosque killer Bissonnette sentenced to 40 years
Judge discounts 150-year prison term as ‘unreasonable’