World News | Reuters | Thursday October 1, 2015
Afghan officials said government troops recaptured much of the strategic northern city of Kunduz from Taliban insurgents early on Thursday, three days after losing the provincial capital in an embarrassing defeat for Kabul and its U.S. allies.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 29, 2015
Afghan troops backed by US air support launched a counter-offensive Tuesday to retake Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 29, 2015
More than 50 countries have offered to contribute some 30,000 new troops and police to the UN's struggling peacekeeping missions, US President Barack Obama announced on Monday.
World News | Reuters | Monday September 28, 2015
Russia has no plans for now to deploy combat troops in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, addressing US concerns about a Russian military build-up.
World News | Reuters | Friday September 25, 2015
U.S. and allied defence officials, increasingly wary of White House plans to scale back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, are reviewing new drawdown options that include keeping thousands of American troops in the country beyond the end of 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 23, 2015
World leaders attending a UN peacekeeping summit next week hosted by President Barack Obama will offer thousands of troops to shore up missions worldwide, a US official said Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 18, 2015
The White House said on Thursday it was open to limited talks with Russia following Moscow's deployment of troops and heavy weapons to war-torn Syria.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 4, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today it was premature to talk about Russia taking part in military operations against the Islamic State group, as the US said it was checking reports of Russian troops in Syria.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 28, 2015
South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on Friday, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 26, 2015
The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday despite U.S. air strikes to repel them, and two U.S. military personnel were shot dead at an Afghan military base in the area by men wearing Afghan uniforms.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 19, 2015
The US Army is sending hundreds of troops to help tackle wildfires raging across parched California, authorities said Tuesday, while also warning of the growing risk posed by drone pilots flying over affected areas.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 18, 2015
The US Army mobilized soldiers on Monday to reinforce civilian firefighters stretched thin by dozens of major wildfires roaring largely unchecked across the West, with more than 100 homes reduced to ruins in several states.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 17, 2015
Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops kicked off a large-scale military exercise Monday simulating an all-out attack by North Korea, which has condemned the joint drill as a "declaration of war."
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 15, 2015
Iraqi troops are more than halfway through an operation to encircle Islamic State militants in Ramadi, after which they will launch a final offensive to retake the Iraqi city, a U.S. military spokesman said on Friday.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 31, 2015
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter signalled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States after the July 16 shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and asked top brass to craft plans to increase security.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday July 27, 2015
US President Barack Obama today praised recent advances by Somali and African Union troops against Shebab militants, but said it was important to keep up the pressure.
World News | Reuters | Saturday July 25, 2015
U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 24, 2015
The uncle of a man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was released from detention in Jordan on Thursday after almost a week of interrogation by the FBI and local intelligence services, his lawyer said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 23, 2015
The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was acting alone, the FBI said Wednesday, adding it is too early to tell if he was "radicalized" or motivated by mental illness.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was suicidal, preparing for bankruptcy and struggling with drug abuse, a family representative told local media.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 19, 2015
The man who shot and killed five US troops in Tennessee suffered from depression, his family said Saturday in condemning the "heinous act of violence."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 14, 2015
The US military will consider opening its doors to transgender people who are currently banned from service and can be booted out if discovered, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Monday.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 3, 2015
An Afghan soldier hailed as a hero for defending parliament from a Taliban assault has been arrested after a fatal traffic accident in Kabul involving a car he had been given as a reward, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 30, 2015
Suicide attackers today targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding nearly 60, as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up.