• Syria Accuses Israel of Striking Iran-Linked Army Base

    Syrian government army soldiers on patrol in al-Kiswah, Syria. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS/ZUMA Press By Sune Engel Rasmussen and Dov Lieber Updated May 9, 2018 6:47 a.m. ET 25 COMMENTS Suspected Israeli missiles targeted an Iran-linked army base south of Syria’s capital, Damascus, on Tuesday, shortly after President Donald Trump said the U.S....

  • Trump Withdraws U.S. From 'Defective' Iran Nuclear Deal

    President Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions on Tehran. He called the deal "defective" and said it didn't do enough to stop the country from developing nuclear weapons. Photo: Getty Images By Michael C. Bender, Michael C. Bender The Wall Street Journal...

  • Trump Readies Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal

    President Donald Trump speaks in Cleveland this weekend. Photo: nicholas kamm/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Michael R. Gordon, Michael R. Gordon The Wall Street Journal Biography michael.gordon@wsj.com Felicia Schwartz and Felicia Schwartz The Wall Street Journal Biography @felschwartz felicia.schwartz@wsj.com Ian Talley Ian Talley The Wall Street Journal Biography @iantalley Ian.Talley@wsj.com Updated May 7,...

  • U.S. Airlines Resist China's Demands on Map of Taiwan

    A traveler looks at screens displaying flight departure information inside an airport in South Korea in January this year. Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News By Trefor Moss Trefor Moss The Wall Street Journal Biography @Trefor1 Google+ Trefor.Moss@wsj.com May 7, 2018 8:36 a.m. ET 88 COMMENTS SHANGHAI—China aviation authorities are threatening to punish foreign...

  • U.S. Troops in South Korea Emerge as Potential Bargaining Chip

    About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, including at an an air base in Pyeongtaek,...

  • Lebanon Votes in Election Dominated by Regional Tensions

    Lebanese prime minister and candidate for the parliamentary election Saad al-Hariri shows his ink-stained finger after casting...

  • Malaysia's Ruling Party Sacks Defectors as Election Fight Heats Up

    Prime Minister Najib Razak at a campaign event Tuesday. His party said on Saturday it expelled two of its best-known members. Photo: fazry ismail/epa-efe/rex/shutter/EPA/Shutterstock By Yantoultra Ngui Yantoultra Ngui The Wall Street Journal Biography @yantoultra Google+ yantoultra.ngui@wsj.com May 5, 2018 5:58 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s ruling party said on...

  • U.S. and China Make Scant Progress in Trade Talks

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: jason lee/Reuters By Lingling Wei Lingling Wei The Wall Street Journal Biography Lingling.Wei@wsj.com Updated May 4, 2018 1:56 p.m. ET 434 COMMENTS BEIJING—The U.S. and China asked one another to make sweeping concessions in trade talks, failing to bridge sharp divisions and raising...

  • Saudis Move to Push Oil Prices Higher, in Break From Past Policy

    Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said last month at an OPEC gathering in Jeddah that higher prices...

  • No Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

    The Swedish Academy in Stockholm says it is in a “state of crisis.” Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Associated Press By David Gauthier-Villars David Gauthier-Villars The Wall Street Journal Biography @gauthiervillars David.Gauthier-Villars@wsj.com Updated May 4, 2018 3:59 a.m. ET 8 COMMENTS The Swedish Academy, the institution responsible for awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, said...

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