Washington is on the brink of another partial government shutdown as Democrats and Republicans in Congress spar over how to resolve a standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for building a wall on the US-Mexico border.
Mexico's incoming government denied a new report that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through US immigration courts, one of several options the administration of US President Donald Trump has been pursuing in negotiations for months.
US media is following Washington’s line on the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, says an analyst, adding that it is not mentioning that he might have lost his life for disclosing Riyadh’s funding of an anti-Iran UK-based TV channel.
Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari says the incumbent Damascus government will not allow foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists to turn the embattled northwestern province of Idlib into a new haven for themselves.
A Lebanese daily newspaper says a positive political momentum heralding formation of a new unity government in the Arab country has suffered a serious setback and instilled fears that the new obstacles could further delay the line-up.
Portugal’s prime minister carried out a reshuffle of his cabinet following the resignation of the defense minister and completion of next year’s budget, making changes at four ministries ahead of a general election in 2019.
Syrian prime minister says the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major stronghold of the terrorists in the Arab country, will be soon under government control, pledging to win any possible war there.