Reuters | Monday May 20, 2013
Lebanese Hezbollah militants attacked a Syrian rebel-held town alongside Syrian troops on Sunday and Israel threatened more attacks on Syria to rein the militia in, highlighting the risks of a wider regional conflict if planned peace talks fail.
Reuters | Thursday May 16, 2013
Three blasts hit markets in Shi'ite districts in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, police and medical officials said.
Reuters | Tuesday May 14, 2013
US President Barack Obama will announce in the next few weeks how many combat troops the United States will leave in Afghanistan in 2014, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.
Reuters | Sunday May 12, 2013
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif claimed victory in a jubilant speech to supporters as results from Saturday's election showed a clear lead for his party, making it almost certain that he will become prime minister of the country for a third time.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 9, 2013
US troops will stay in Afghanistan after 2014 "only at the invitation" of the Afghan government, and Washington is not seeking permanent bases there, a White House spokesman said Thursday.
Associated Press | Thursday May 9, 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is ready to let the U.S. have nine bases in the country after the 2014 combat troop pullout, but wants Washington's "security and economic guarantees" first.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 5, 2013
Seven US soldiers were killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO and Western officials in Kabul said, capping off one of the bloodiest weeks for international forces this year.
Associated Press | Saturday May 4, 2013
Five members of the US-led international military coalition were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the latest deadly attack against foreign troops since the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive this week.
Reuters | Saturday May 4, 2013
President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not foresee a scenario in which he would send US ground troops to Syria and outlined a deliberate approach to determining whether the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in a 2-year civil war.
Reuters | Friday April 26, 2013
Nearly 50 people were killed in clashes on Thursday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, sources said, on the third day of the most widespread violence in Iraq since US troops withdrew in December 2011.
Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 21, 2013
Iraqi election officials were to begin counting votes on Sunday from the country's first elections since US troops departed, which served as a key test of its stability amid a spike in violence.
Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 20, 2013
Iraqis voted on Saturday in the country's first polls since US troops departed, a key test of the country's stability in the face of a spike in attacks that has claimed more than 100 lives.
Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 17, 2013
Pakistani troops have mobilised to help the desperately poor victims of an earthquake centred in nearby Iran that killed at least 34 people, as the United States offered help to both nations.
Associated Press | Tuesday April 9, 2013
A NATO helicopter crashed in a field in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing two American service members.
Agence France-Presse | Friday April 5, 2013
Thousands of US and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Friday that the Philippines said were vital to building its defence capabilities to face the rising threat of China.