U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday vowed that the country’s policies at the United Nations will change after he takes office.

“As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th,” he said on Twitter, referring to the date of his inauguration.


The U.N. Security Council’s vote on Friday demanding Israel halt settlements in the occupied territories is a “big blow” to Israeli policy and a “historic day,” Palestinian officials said.


At least one civilian was killed Friday in the first wave of rebel rocket fire on Aleppo since the Syrian city was declared under full government control, a monitoring group said.


Russian President Vladimir Putin called Syria’s Bashar Assad Friday to congratulate him on completing the “liberation” of Aleppo,  the Kremlin said.

The United States on Friday added several senior Syrian officials including the ministers of oil and of finance and the leadership of a Russian bank to its sanctions blacklist.


Two men used fake weapons Friday to hijack a Libyan plane with 117 people on board and divert it to Malta, before releasing everyone and surrendering, officials said.

The Syrian army has retaken full control of the devastated city of Aleppo, it said Thursday, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday the recapture of the devastated city of Aleppo by Syrian regime forces was a “very important” step towards stabilising the war-torn country.

The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen used banned cluster bombs in attacks near two schools this month, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

At least 88 civilians have been killed in 24 hours of Turkish air strikes on an Islamic State group bastion in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Friday

Israeli police said Thursday they arrested an Arab lawmaker whose immunity has been lifted after he was suspected of secretly giving cellphones to two Palestinian high security prisoners.

The return of Aleppo to full government control Thursday is a “great loss” to the five-year revolt against Syria’s President Bashar Assad, a rebel official said.