{FD} India-Pakistan tensions will only die down when both sides ‘can go back to their people and claim victory’, experts say

Tensions are rising as nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday, prompting international powers to urge restraint as relations between the two Asian nations showed no signs of improvement

{FD} Pompeo says Iran tested ballistic missile, in violation of UN resolution

The Trump administration on Saturday accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile, with the capability to strike parts of Europe and the Middle East — a move the U.S. says is in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.

{FD} Graham threatens to withhold spending bill vote until Senate gets CIA briefing on Khashoggi

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Wednesday that he is willing to hold up Congress’ agenda — including a spending bill meant to avert a partial government shutdown — until the Senate hears from the CIA about the murder of Saudi activist Jamal Khashoggi.

{FD} Pompeo slams Kerry for ‘actively undermining’ the US with Iran shadow diplomacy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted predecessor John Kerry on Friday for “actively undermining” the U.S. by holding meetings with Iranian officials — although he stopped short of endorsing President Trump’s view that the meetings were illegal.

{FD} John Kerry condemns bids to ‘destroy’ presidents, then suggests Trump unfit for office

Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday decried what he described as incessant, politically-motivated efforts to take down American presidents as soon as they take office, which he argued has been a defining characteristic of politics in the U.S. since the Whitewater investigation dogged former President Bill Clinton’s administration.