Pentagon considering sending several thousand additional troops to Middle East

The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East, AP reported.

Donald and Melania Trump light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree on Thursday night at the Ellipse in President's Park in front of the White House.

Trump calls impeachment report ‘a laughing stock’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called the Democrats report on impeachment “ridicule” and reiterated indignation at the fact that the next hearing was scheduled for the time of his departure.

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’, cancels press conference after video of world leaders making fun of him

Donald Trump has reacted furiously to footage of world leaders apparently making fun of him, calling Justin Trudeau “two-faced” then cancelling a press conference and cutting short his attendance at a Nato summit, The Independent reported.

Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban

Huawei has launched new legal action against the US over claims the Chinese telecoms giant poses a security risk.

Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent clashes, Reuters reported.

Airstrikes in Syria kill at least 20 near school, markets

Separate airstrikes in Syria, suspected of being carried out by the Syrian government and Turkey, have killed at least 20 people, according to activists.

Mogherini appointed co-chair of UN High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement

Following his statement of 22 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed its eight members, the UN said in a statement.

Russian-Turkish relations are no alternative to ties with NATO, says Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that ties between Ankara and Moscow are not an alternative to relations with other allies. The Turkish leader made this point during a news conference in Ankara ahead of departing to London for the imminent NATO summit set to be held on December 3-4, reports TASS.

Melania Trump Just Introduced Her 2019 White House Christmas Decorations

First Lady Melania Trump has marked the holiday season with the 2019 White House Christmas decorations and the theme is “The Spirit of America.”

At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, Reuters reports.

US ratifies North Macedonia's admission to NATO

The United States has officially greenlighted North Macedonia's admission to NATO bringing the Baltic nation a step closer to fully fledged membership in the alliance, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Trump declines to attend impeachment hearing, White House says

The White House has said US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Trump Visits US Troops in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to US troops in Afghanistan - his first time in the country - for the Thanksgiving holiday, BBC reports.

French activists block Amazon warehouse in Black Friday protest

Dozens of activists blocked an Amazon distribution centre outside Paris on Thursday to protest the environmental damage they say is caused by rampant consumerism during "Black Friday" sales, The Local reports.

Dutch police arrest two men on suspicion of 'preparing a terrorist attack'

Police in the Netherlands have arrested two men from Zoetermeer, near The Hague, on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack.

Miroslav Lajcak to visit Baku

Slovak Foreign Minister, OSCE Chairman-in-Office Miroslav Lajcak will visit Baku November 27-28, reports, citing RIA Novosti.

Albania death toll reaches 25 in quake aftermath

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in Albania has risen to 25 overnight as local and international rescue crews continue to search collapsed buildings for survivors, The Associated Press reported.

China Expects Visit From Putin in 2020, Says Diplomat

Beijing expects a state visit from Russian President Vladimir Putin next year, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng told reporters on Monday, TASS reports.

At least six killed, 325 injured, as 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Albania

At least six people have been killed and 325 others wounded after an earthquake with a preliminary rating of 6.4 magnitude struck Albania on Tuesday, CNN reports.