Stories tagged: war
Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China Sea
China protested a U.S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea on Thursday, in the first American challenge …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Pentagon says U.S. bomb ignited Islamic State explosives in deadly Mosul airstrike
A two-month investigation into a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq that caused some of the worst civilian casualties in decades found that the attack inadvertently set off explosives that gutted …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war’s reality
President Donald Trump’s U.N. envoy set foot Wednesday in the no-man’s-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the precarious transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. That reality is …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded …
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain
President Donald Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and declared a breakthrough regional peace within reach. No one contradicted him, but behind the pageantry and politesse a wall …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
UN envoy: All Syria parties agree to talks on constitution
For the first time, all parties to Syria’s conflict – including the divided opposition – have agreed to take part in expert talks to help lay the foundation for a …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
North Korea says it’s ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Xi is revamping China’s military to win wars, official says: a question and answer
In China, President Xi Jinping wants to ensure his nation can fight – and win – modern wars. To do that, he has been overseeing a sweeping overhaul of the …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Amid Raqqa, Mosul fights, U.S. prepares for IS endgame effort
The United States is looking ahead toward a decisive battleground in its bid to destroy the Islamic State group, even as U.S.-backed local forces must still finish the fight for …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic
Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. peacekeeping base, authorities said Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
Syria says U.S. airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan
A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial “aggression” by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan the day before killed several soldiers …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
U.N. says 200,000 more expected to flee Iraq’s Mosul
Another 200,000 people may flee their homes as the fighting in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul intensifies, the United Nations said Thursday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Syrian opposition seeks extension of current Geneva talks
The Syrian opposition will seek an extension of the current round of U.N.-hosted peace talks underway in Geneva, saying Wednesday it needed more negotiating time.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings
The Syrian government on Tuesday “categorically” denied U.S. accusations of mass killings at a prison near Damascus, including the alleged execution of political opponents and burning the victims in a …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Navy chief says U.S. needs more ships fast to stay credible
America needs more warships — and must build them faster — to keep up with other countries that are spending heavily on maritime prowess, according to the U.S. Navy’s chief …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey
The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
20 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria over land dispute
Police in Nigeria say at least 20 people are dead after a suspected reprisal attack on a village.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
U.S. accuses Syria of mass executions and burning bodies
The Trump administration accused the Syrian government Monday of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital. It also …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Syrian activists: Airstrikes on IS-held areas kill dozens
Air raids on an Islamic State-held village and town in Syria have killed at least 32 civilians over the past two days, activists said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
U.S. envoy: Fight to retake Mosul in ‘final stages’
The fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group is approaching its “final stages,” a senior U.S. official said Monday.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Pasco will honor veterans over Memorial weekend with traveling Vietnam wall
Hundreds of veterans from across the Northwest will travel to Pasco on May 24 to help escort a replica version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to City View Cemetery.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Latest fighting kills 37 people in Central African Republic
A local Central African Republic branch of the Red Cross says that days of clashes in the central region have left at least 37 people dead and many displaced.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Afghans relieved, worried by emerging Trump policy of increased troops
The emerging signs that the Trump administration may send thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan are generating a variety of reactions here, including relief at a signal of strong commitment …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Turkey leader calls on U.S. to reverse decision to arm Kurds
Turkey slammed the Trump administration’s decision to supply Syrian Kurdish fighters with weapons against the Islamic State group and demanded Wednesday that it be reversed, heightening tensions between the NATO …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Trump administration to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State
President Donald Trump has approved a plan to directly arm Kurdish forces fighting in Syria as part of a U.S. military plan to capture Raqqa, the Syrian city that is …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
As Afghan stalemate grinds on, Trump mulls additional troops
As the Trump administration weighs sending more troops to Afghanistan, the 16-year war grinds on in bloody stalemate.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
Russia, Iran, Turkey sign on ‘de-escalation zones’ in Syria
Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar Assad’s air force would halt flights over designated areas …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Russia, Turkey agree to support safe-zones in Syria
The presidents of Russia and Turkey said on Wednesday they support the creation of safe zones in war-torn Syria as a delegation of Syrian rebels walked out of cease-fire talks …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
U.S. test fires ballistic missile from California coastal base
An unarmed missile capable of sending a nuclear bomb across the world was launched Wednesday from a coastal California military base amid rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Trump, Putin signal new effort to cooperate on Syria
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled the prospect of increased cooperation in Syria Tuesday, in what the White House called a “very good” phone discussion that included …