Stories tagged: military
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Tillerson plan to skip NATO meeting baffles former officials
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly considering skipping a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels next month, in a nearly unprecedented move that baffled many in the foreign-policy …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
The race to Raqqa could cost Trump Turkey
The United States and Turkey are on a collision course in Raqqa, as Turkish officials warn that Washington’s reliance on Kurdish forces to liberate the Islamic State’s de facto capital …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 2:31 p.m.
Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again
If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Al-Qaida steps up violence against Syrian government
Under pressure from fellow insurgents and escalating airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, Syria’s al-Qaida branch is stepping up violence against President Bashar Assad’s strongholds with precise, high-profile attacks, including a …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Iraqi officials say Baghdad bombing kills at least 23
A suicide car bombing in Baghdad killed at least 23 people on Monday and wounded 45 others, according to Iraqi officials.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Japan, Russia bolster cooperation, urge North Korean restraint
Japan and Russia agreed Monday to step up work toward resolving a longstanding territorial dispute through cooperation in a range of areas.
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5:03 p.m.
Afghan soldier opens fire on U.S. service members, wounding 3
Three American service members were wounded Sunday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in the country’s southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat
Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Syrian missiles fired at Israeli jets that struck in Syria
Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early Friday following a series of Israeli airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli military said.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
U.S. commander signals larger, longer U.S. presence in Syria
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East signaled Thursday that there will be a larger and longer American military presence in Syria to accelerate the fight against the Islamic …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
China says North Korea could suspend nukes for halt in U.S. drills
China has proposed that North Korea could suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the U.S. and South Korea.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Turkish, U.S., Russian military chiefs discuss Syria tensions
The top generals from Turkey, the United States and Russia met Tuesday in Turkey to discuss mutual suspicions over northern Syria military operations, as Russia’s military announced a two-week long …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
China warns of ‘consequences’ over deployment of U.S. anti-missile system
China warned Tuesday of “consequences” for South Korea and the United States over the deployment of a U.S. antimissile system, raising regional tension and posing a challenge to the Trump …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Two soldiers found dead in apartment near Army post in Georgia
Police in southeast Georgia are investigating after two soldiers were found dead in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:35 p.m.
U.S. moves parts of controversial missile defense to South Korea
The U.S. military has begun moving equipment for a controversial missile defense system to ally South Korea.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
North Korea says U.S.-South Korea exercises leading to ‘nuclear disaster’
North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which it called “the most undisguised nuclear war maneuvers,” are driving the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia toward “nuclear disaster.”
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Coast Guard’s Twitter account hacked with sex invitation
A U.S. Coast Guard spokesman says an invitation to meet for sex showed up on the mid-Atlantic region’s Twitter account after it was hacked.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Japan goes to highest alert level after North Korea missiles
Japan moved to the highest possible alert level after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles simultaneously into nearby waters, the latest provocation from Kim Jong Un’s regime.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Some Marines being investigated for sharing nude photos
The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Libya’s biggest oil port seized in blow to production surge
Libya’s biggest oil port was seized by an armed group, dealing a blow to the North African country as it seeks to revive production of its most important commodity. Brent …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since Thursday
As part of a sustained assault on the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, U.S. warplanes have launched more than 30 airstrikes in Yemen the past two …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Protests mount in China against South Korea’s missile system
Beijing’s escalating condemnation of South Korea over a U.S. anti-missile system has triggered protests against a popular retail giant and a reported ban on Chinese tour groups visiting the country, …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Sweden institutes military draft for both men and women
Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Egypt’s Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on 2011 deaths
Egypt’s top appeals court issued a final ruling Thursday that effectively acquits former President Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
Trump promises `rebuilding’ of military aboard over-budget ship
President Donald Trump said that his defense secretary, James Mattis, will lead a “great rebuilding” of the U.S. military, as he visited a new aircraft carrier whose construction in Virginia …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Al-Qaida confirms its No. 2 killed in U.S. airstrike
A U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this week killed the deputy leader of al-Qaida, known as Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, the group confirmed on Thursday. The death brings a significant blow …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Wave of U.S. airstrikes target al-Qaida in Yemen
U.S. forces carried out more than 20 airstrikes against al-Qaida in Yemen on Thursday, killing at least seven militants in the largest operation since a ground raid a month ago …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
At least 57 al-Shabab extremists killed in Somalia assault
At least 57 members of the al-Shabab extremist group were killed Thursday as African Union and Somali forces attacked one of its camps, the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia announced. …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Austrian court convicts 8 Iraqis of gang-raping German
An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty on Thursday of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year’s Eve and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Iraqis flee western Mosul; UN warns of more displacement
Hundreds of Iraqi civilians continued to flee Mosul on foot Thursday as the Islamic State group launched fierce counterattacks on Iraqi positions along the city’s southwestern edge.