South Korea is mulling over rescheduling a joint annual military exercise with the United States slated for early next year in an attempt not to provoke North Korea during the 2018 Olympic Games, which are to be held in the South at the time.
South Korea considers rescheduling 2018 military drill with US
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a review of a government database used for background checks on gun buyers, after the US Air Force admitted its failure to report the November 5 Texas shooter's criminal record that had allowed him to legally buy guns and commit one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
US attorney general orders review of gun background check system
The US opioid epidemic ravaging American communities cost over $500 billion in 2015, more expensive than previously thought, according to a new analysis by the US government.
US opioid crisis cost $500 billion in 2015, higher than previously estimated
US President Donald Trump's call urging other countries to refrain from purchasing oil from Iran has had no impact on the Islamic Republic's exports, said Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh on Wednesday.
Minister: Trump's call has no impact on Iran's crude exports
The United States has described the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as "ethnic cleansing", accusing the country's forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against Rohingyas.
US says attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is 'ethnic cleansing'
Iran today is capable of giving well-timed and strong response to the threats inside and outside the country, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced in Tehran on Wednesday.
Iran's response to threats timely, strong: Hatami
Defeat of US is Islamic Revolution's miracle
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received Basij (volunteer forces) commanders and forces on Wednesday. The visit was held on the occasion of National Basij Week, IRNA reported.
Ayatollah Khamenei receives Basij commanders, forces
Foreign ministers of the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) have backed the multinational deal on the Iranian nuclear program, calling on all the relevant parties to honor their obligations under the international document.
Asian, European FMs voice strong support for Iran nuclear deal
Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation with his American counterpart Donald Trump emphasized full implementation of Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to Kremlin website.
Russian president underlines full implementation of Iran nuclear deal
The United States, Mexico and Canada failed to resolve any major differences in a fifth round of talks to rework the NAFTA trade deal, drawing a swift complaint from the Trump administration on Tuesday that the lack of progress could doom the process.
NAFTA talks have hit a wall after Mexico, Canada resist US demands

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