Afghanistan

US defence chief in Afghanistan to help revive stalled talks

Esper tells reporters that he believes the US can reduce its forces without hurting the 'counter-terrorism' fight.

US defence chief in Afghanistan to help revive stalled talks

Donald Trump

Trump reverses plan to host G7 summit at his golf resort

Trump faced accusations he was using presidency to enrich himself by hosting summit at his private resort.

Trump reverses plan to host G7 summit at his golf resort

Counting the Cost

China silences critics by denying access to its economy

The 7-word tweet that proved too much for Beijing. Plus, Donald Trump's tanker sanctions hit rental prices.

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump impeachment inquiry: Eight things that happened this week

From depositions to a conspiracy theory, here is this week's roundup of the key developments from the impeachment probe.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Eight things that happened this week

Environment

Trump says he will nominate deputy to be new US energy secretary

If confirmed, Dan Brouillette, a ex-VP of Ford Motor Co and Louisiana state energy regulator, will replace Rick Perry.

Trump says he will nominate deputy to be new US energy secretary

Turkey-Syria border

US ground troops will not enforce Syria 'safe zone': Esper

US defence chief also says US will continue its 'deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria'.

US ground troops will not enforce Syria 'safe zone': Esper

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

WH admits strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney links delay in Ukraine aid linked to DOJ investigation of 2016 election.

WH admits strings attached in Trump withholding Ukraine aid

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump says Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year

Rick Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's dealings with Ukraine.

Trump says Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year

Middle East

US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds

US vice president says Ankara agreed to a five-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw.

US, Turkey agree on Turkish ceasefire with Syrian Kurds

Inside Story

Is it too late to stop Turkey's military operation in Syria?

US President Donald Trump has sent top envoys to Turkey to seek a ceasefire agreement.

US & Canada

Rudy Giuliani in focus in Trump impeachment inquiry

US president's lawyer is accused of running a shadow foreign policy operation meant to damage Donald Trump's political rivals.

US & Canada

Trump will host G7 summit next year at one of his own properties

White House says there is 'no issue' on Trump profiting from 'this in any way' despite ethics watchdog concerns.

Trump will host G7 summit next year at one of his own properties

US & Canada

Sondland to testify Trump told diplomats to work with Giuliani

The ambassador to the EU has become a key figure in the House impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Sondland to testify Trump told diplomats to work with Giuliani

Syria's War

Trump says Kurds 'not angels', dubs PKK 'worse than ISIL'

Trump says Turkish group PKK probably a bigger 'terrorist threat' than ISIL as he faces criticism over his Syria move.

Trump says Kurds 'not angels', dubs PKK 'worse than ISIL'

Donald Trump

Pelosi: Trump had 'meltdown' during Syria meeting

Top Democrats say they walked out of meeting with Trump after hearing little but insults from the US president.

Pelosi: Trump had 'meltdown' during Syria meeting