A U.S. jury on June 19 convicted a "self-help" guru of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves he branded like cattle.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on June 20 it had shot down a U.S. "spy drone" over its territory after it violated Iranian airspace, according to Iranian state television.
Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.N. rights investigator said on June 19.
President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign on June 18, whipping up a crowd of at least 20,000 with a nationalist boast about the U.S. economy being the "envy" of the world and warning that opposition Democrats want to "destroy" the country.
Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on June 17 in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down on June 18 before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a "painful" family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal."
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar remain in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defense system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO's commander told Reuters.
U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid.
The United States said Mon June 17 it has approved the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, against the backdrop of soaring tensions with Iran.
Egypt’s former president overthrown by a military coup, Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on June 18, amid strong reactions from Turkey.