India News | Agencies | Monday January 26, 2015
It was gray and rainy in Delhi this morning for the Republic Day parade, but excitement remained high around US President Barack Obama's landmark visit to India as thousands of troops prepared for the dazzling event where he is the chief guest.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 26, 2015
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were "constantly" shelling towns.
World News | Reuters | Saturday January 24, 2015
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 US troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Frid...
World News | Reuters | Friday January 16, 2015
The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, along with hundreds of US support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
World News | Associated Press | Friday January 16, 2015
The United States will send 400 troops to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring. Pentagon spokesman, Major James Brindle confirmed the planned deployment early Friday morning. The U.S. plan was first reported by Defense One Thursday.
World News | Andrew Higgins and Maia De La Baume, The New York Times | Thursday January 8, 2015
When Cherif Kouachi first came to the attention of the French authorities as a possible terrorist a decade ago, he was in his early 20s and, according to testimony during a 2008 Paris trial, had dreamed of attacking Jewish targets in France. Under th...
World News | Reuters | Monday December 29, 2014
The US-led coalition in Afghanistan formally ended its combat mission yesterday, more than 13 years after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the September 11, 2001 attacks on American cities.
World News | Reuters | Friday December 26, 2014
One week before the US combat mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, thanked American troops on Thursday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.
World News | Associated Press | Friday December 26, 2014
President Barack Obama says Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild thanks to the extraordinary service of US troops.
World News | Eric Schmitt, The New York Times | Tuesday December 16, 2014
More than a dozen Navy F/A-18 warplanes roar off this aircraft carrier every day to attack Islamic State targets in support of Iraqi troops battling to regain ground lost to the militants in June.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
Separate insurgent attacks killed two US troops and a top Afghan court official, authorities said on Saturday, part of a surging wave of militant assaults ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops at the end of the month.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 8, 2014
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday told US troops in Afghanistan their mission was not over as they shift to a scaled-back role training their Afghan counterparts.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 8, 2014
US troops in Afghanistan have handed over three Pakistani detainees to Islamabad, a statement said Sunday, and a security source said one of them was a senior Pakistani Taliban commander.
World News | Reuters | Saturday December 6, 2014
The United States will keep up to 1,000 more soldiers than previously planned in Afghanistan into next year, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday, in a recognition of the still formidable challenge from Taliban insurgents.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 30, 2014
Kabul's police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 27, 2014
Some 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, and sympathy protests spread...
World News | Reuters | Wednesday November 26, 2014
More than 2,000 National Guard troops spread out across the St. Louis area on Tuesday to prevent another night of rioting and looting after a grand jury declined to indict a white policeman in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 22, 2014
Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported on Friday.
World News | Reuters | Sunday November 16, 2014
The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 14, 2014
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived for his first visit to neighbouring Pakistan today, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war.
World News | Reuters | Friday November 14, 2014
The top US general told lawmakers on Thursday he would consider sending American military advisers to accompany Iraqi troops if they advance against Islamic State militants in the difficult terrain near Mosul and the Iraqi border with Syria.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday November 12, 2014
Afghanistan's opium crop will hit a new high this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, presenting the new president with a challenge in tackling the trade fuelling the Taliban-led insurgency after the foreign combat mission ends.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 12, 2014
A team of US troops was on the ground in Iraq's Anbar province on Tuesday as Washington steps up efforts to help Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 10, 2014
US President Barack Obama said Sunday sending more troops to Iraq signals a "new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State group, amid unconfirmed reports its leader has been wounded.