Stories tagged: war
Fri., April 28, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Reports: U.S. troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border
U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions
The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on international coalition and Afghan …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Tillerson calls for ‘painful’ measures to punish North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for new economic sanctions on North Korea and other “painful” measures, and he asked other countries to suspend diplomatic relations with the communist …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Two U.S. troops killed in eastern Afghanistan
The Pentagon says two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
North Korea nears capability to strike U.S., Pacific commander says
The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific Ocean took personal responsibility Wednesday for a series of White House and Pentagon misstatements that led to global confusion about the location …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people
At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Air Force launches test missile off Central California coast to show nuclear deterrent capability
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched just after midnight Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base as part of an operational test to show the country’s nuclear deterrent capability, according …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Saudis thwart attempted attack on oil facility near Yemen
Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted an attempt to attack an Aramco oil distribution center with an unmanned boat from Yemen, where the kingdom is at war with Shiite rebels.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
France: Analysis shows Syrian government behind sarin attack
France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
U.S. criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria
The Trump administration sharply criticized Turkey on Tuesday for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing the U.S. NATO ally of failing to coordinate the airstrikes with the American-led …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Trump condemns Holocaust deniers
Pledging to confront anti-Semitism in all its forms and to “never be silent,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced as accomplices to “horrible evil” anyone who denies that 6 million …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
MSDF, Carl Vinson to hold joint drills in Sea of Japan
Japan and the United States have decided to conduct joint drills involving Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers and the USS Carl Vinson in the Sea of Japan to further apply pressure …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:51 p.m.
North Korea conducts huge live-fire drills as U.S. warships gather
North Korea’s military conducted huge live-fire drills Tuesday and issued new warnings that it would defend itself against the “American imperialists,” amid high tensions and a military buildup in the …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Russia to supply power to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine
In a move that further cements Russia’s control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
U.N. hosts aid conference for beleaguered Yemen
International donors have pledged $1.1 billion for war-torn Yemen, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, appealing to the fighting sides to grant access to humanitarians and revive diplomatic efforts to end …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Haley warns North Korea about attacking U.S. base or testing ICBM
The United States could strike North Korea if it attacks a U.S. military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile, President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador said Monday.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Top officials say U.S. must confront Russia for arming Taliban
The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack
Afghanistan’s army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Defense Secretary Mattis: Syria still has chemical weapons
Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Afghan official: Army compound attacked by gunmen, 8 dead
Gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a military compound in the Balkh province, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 11 others, an Afghan government official said Friday.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Russia denies it is moving troops close to North Korea
Russian authorities are denying reports that they are moving troops to the border with North Korea over growing tensions in the Korean peninsula.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
North Korean missile launch strongly condemned by U.N.
The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly-worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Putin quietly detaches Ukraine’s rebel zones as U.S. waffles
Vladimir Putin is seizing on mixed signals from the U.S. to quietly tighten Russia’s grip on two rebel regions of Ukraine, burying hopes for a European-brokered peace deal and relief …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Analysis: No, the U.S. isn’t hacking North Korea’s missile launches
The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to manage the growing nuclear threat from North Korea. The new policy – massive pressure and engagement – is a …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Egypt army says it killed 21 Islamic extremists in Sinai
Egyptian forces killed 21 extremists, at least 19 of them in an airstrike, the military said Thursday, including three senior figures of the Islamic State group’s affiliate in the restive …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Haley wants Iran, not Israel, at core of U.N.’s Middle East agenda
After her first U.N. Security Council meeting on the Middle East in February, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley knocked the organization’s “anti-Israel bias.” On Thursday, Haley will try to turn the …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Trump mulls military options for North Korea. They’re all grim.
Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Pence visits carrier as questions emerge over Trump’s ‘armada’
Vice President Mike Pence issued a fresh warning to North Korea from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier in Japan, hours after reports emerged that the approaching “armada” Donald …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
North Korea accuses U.S. of creating situation for nuclear war
North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear …