Kuwait supports international efforts against hardline
Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab
state's constitution prevents it from fighting in anything
but defensive wars, a senior Kuwaiti official says.
North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test last
month and launched a long-range rocket last week, could begin
to recover plutonium from a restarted nuclear reactor within
weeks, the director of US National Intelligence warns.
The insurgent candidates in the 2016 US presidential race,
billionaire Republican Donald Trump and democratic socialist
Bernie Sanders, looked likely to get a lift on Tuesday at the
New Hampshire primary elections by defeating mainstream
The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border in a
major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now
threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old
insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad.