Iran’s Foreign Ministry says the U.S. military presence in Syria has damaged the region in the government’s first comments on President Donald Trump’s plan to pull U.S. troops from the war-torn country.
As the roar of 'strongman' politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world’s most reclusive leaders accepted a reformist’s peace offer, bringing a two-decade conflict to a close.
An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia’s presidential palace, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack.
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