Wars and Military Conflicts


  • The guys who hold the key to stability in Baghdad Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad August 16, 2014.

    As Iraq's crises have deepened there are increasing reports of militias acting with more and more autonomy, GlobalPost reports.

  • KIEV, Aug 20- Ukraine's conflict with separatist rebels is draining the economy by the day and hampering efforts to implement reforms as required by an IMF bailout program, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.

  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    BEIRUT— The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

  • Middle East crisis takes deadly turn     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    ISIS militants claim to have executed American journalist James Wright Foley, reports NBC's Bill Neely.

  • Forging ties with Iraq     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discuss U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Syria.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute US journalist     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    This is now the best armed terrorist group in the world, says Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, sharing his thoughts about how to effectively deal with the brutality of Islamist militants.

  • EDGARTOWN, Mass.— Obama says US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite threats to Americans.

  • ISIS militants claim to execute American journalist Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 2:49 AM ET
    Freelance journalist James Foley

    The Islamic State (ISIS) claims to have beheaded American journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another. NBC reports.

  • US has 'limited objective' in Iraq: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    Firas Abi Ali, senior manager for Middle East and Africa at IHS Global Insight, says the U.S.'s actions in Iraq have a "limited objective".

  • Gaza truce collapses as fighting erupts; 2 dead Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:04 PM ET
    Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli airstrike in Gaza August 19, 2014.

    A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip collapsed, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli air strikes that killed two people.

  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months.

  • Somalia TV sales grow as many avoid public places Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Movie theaters, long a source of entertainment for Mogadishu residents, have been shuttered following a wave of terrorist attacks.

  • As shells fall on Ukraine, talks planned Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    Ukrainian refugees walk from Ukraine into Russia at border crossing point Donetsk, in Russia's Rostov Region, August 19, 2014.

    As the Kremlin announced plans for Vladimir Putin to meet with Ukrainian leaders, shells hit the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

  • Iraqis react: No more Mr. Nice Islamic State Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, Iraq.

    The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) faces increasing rejection from within Iraq and Syria despite its continued expansion, Global Post reports.

  • Israel attacks Gaza targets, recalls negotiators Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    Israel launched attacks in the Gaza Strip and recalled its negotiators from truce talks in Cairo after saying three Palestinian rockets hit Israel.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israel launched attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and recalled its negotiators from truce talks in Cairo after saying three Palestinian rockets had hit southern Israel, hours before a ceasefire was due to expire. A Reuters correspondent saw an Israeli plane fire a missile east of Gaza City.

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire.

  • Pope prepared to go to conflict-stricken Iraq Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    The Pope has said he is willing to visit scenes of the conflict in Iraq as he criticized the "unjust aggression" of Islamic extremists. The FT reports.

  • Iraqi forces mount operation against IS in Tikrit Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive Islamic State militants out of Tikrit.

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- U.S. crude oil futures rose on Tuesday to recoup some losses from the previous day when prices dropped as investor concerns over conflict in Iraq and Ukraine eased. *Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said.