Latest stories
Saudi's Crown Prince in His Own Words

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday.

Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar.

W140 Full Story
Britain, Russia Spy Sagas: Past Sanctions

Russia announced on Saturday the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in a tit-for-tat move following London's response to a nerve agent attack against a Russian former double agent in England.

W140 Full Story
Syrian Regime's Blitz of Eastern Ghouta

The Syrian government launched a ferocious assault on a rebel enclave outside Damascus on February 18, saying it wanted to crush Islamist and jihadist groups.

W140 Full Story
Thirty Years on, Gas Attack Still Poisons Iraq's Halabja

As a teenager Kamal Jalal saw two of his sisters killed when Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces launched a gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja.

W140 Full Story
As Castro Steps Down, Challenges await Cuba's New Leader

As Cuban President Raul Castro prepares to step down next month, ending his family's six-decade grip on power, his successor will be faced with major challenges, including the implementation of economic reforms vital for the island's future.

W140 Full Story
7 Years On, Syria War Shifting Gears but Still Deadly

Syria enters its eighth year of war on Thursday, free of the jihadist "caliphate" but torn apart by an international power struggle as the regime presses its blistering reconquest.

The conflict that started on March 15, 2011 as the government of President Bashar al-Assad cracked down on mostly peaceful protests is raging on relentlessly and getting more complex.

W140 Full Story
The World's Longest-Serving Leaders

Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him a fourth term that would take him to nearly a quarter-century as the head of state or government.

W140 Full Story
Ex-Russian Spy Drama: What We Know

A retired Russian double agent was leading a seemingly peaceful life in rural Britain when he and his visiting daughter were targeted in a nerve agent attack.

W140 Full Story
Spy Poisoning in Britain: Who Stands to Gain?

Who could be behind the suspected poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter?

W140 Full Story
At the UN, a Diplomatic Dance Decides the Fate of Nations

The issues that come before the UN Security Council are the gravest to face any decision-making body -- questions of war and peace, life and death.

W140 Full Story