Germany said it won't approve arms exports to countries involved in the conflict in Yemen, a move that could affect sales of military hardware to Saudi Arabia.
Germany halts further arms exports to parties in Yemen war
Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the Turkish military shelling of the area.
Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Europe next week, stopping in London and Paris for talks on Iran and Syria before heading on to Davos, Switzerland.
US secretary of state to visit Europe next week for talks on Iran, Syria - State Department
The UN Security Council meeting was supposed to be about confidence-building in an age of widening nuclear proliferation. However, the session featured once again a big power showdown between Russia and the United States, CNN reported.
Russia, US spar on Iran, North Korea, Syria
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that any issues not directly related to the Iran nuclear deal “should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement,” his spokesman said amid US concerns with Tehran.
UN chief says don't harm Iran nuclear deal over unrelated issues
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday Beit-ul-Moqaddas can be the gate to either peace or war, and that it is up to US President Donald Trump to decide which path to choose.
Abbas: Beit-ul-Moqaddas can be gate to peace or war
France and Britain will sign a new immigration treaty at a summit between President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May in Britain on Thursday, French officials said.
Britain, France to sign new immigration treaty during Macron visit
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees warned on Wednesday it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.
Warnings of fallout after US freezes funding for Palestinian refugees
Bitcoin tumbled about 20 percent Tuesday. The price of the volatile digital currency dipped below $11,000 around 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, its lowest level in more than a month, according to data from CoinDesk.com.
Bitcoin sinks 20%
A prominent commodities analyst struck a gloomy tone as he delivered a blunt assessment of the Canadian natural gas industry's fortunes this year, describing it as a ‘sad story’.
Canadian natural gas industry a 'sad story'

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