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.
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.
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.
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.
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.