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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • Singer Atilla Tas and the other suspects in Turkey face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of membership in "an armed terrorist organization" in a massive government crackdown that has included closing more than 100 media outlets and the arrests of reporters and editors suspected of ties to the July 15 insurrection. Human rights groups say Turkey has jailed...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state, likely in retaliation for sanctions earlier announced by the U.S. It also said any of the company's assets in Iran could be seized. They included ITT Corp.,...

  • LONDON— Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. As controversy swirled over the encrypted messages, police made another arrest in Birmingham, England, where Masood had lived. Home Secretary Amber Rudd used...

  • US special forces monitor as Iraqi forces advance on February 23, 2017 towards Mosul airport on the southern edge of the jihadist stronghold prior to entering the airport compound for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.

    Mosul has been the center of fierce fighting between ISIS and Iraq's coalition forces, but the March 17 incident is still unclear.

  • An Afghan poppy farmer uses a blade to score the surface of a poppy in order to extract raw opium in Laghman province, Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan's opium production is up because of new genetically modified "Chinese seed" that allows opium to be grown year round.

  • A rebel fighter walks past a roller shutter bearing the Syrian flag, in the village of Rahbet Khattab in the Hama province on March 23, 2017.

    Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama on Saturday, a Syrian military source said.

  • President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. March 20, 2017.

    Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the U.S. president that calling for other EU members to leave the union could lead to war in the Balkans.

  • Supporters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hold up his pictures as they wait for him to be transferred to a court, in front of Maadi military hospital in Cairo, Egypt, March 2, 2017.

    Hosni Mubarak, the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention.

  • MOSCOW— A woman has died in an enormous fire at a Ukrainian munitions dump in the country's Kharkiv region near the Russian border. The body of the 66- year old woman was found in a house that was hit by a shell near the depot in Balaklia, Ukraine's State Emergency Service minister Mykola Chechetkin told lawmakers Friday. About 20,000 people were evacuated when the...

  • A man uses his laptop to test a new high speed inflight Internet service named Fli-Fi while on a special JetBlue media flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

    The cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets on some direct flights to both the U.S. and U.K. has been questioned over fire safety.

  • Governments need to defeat extremist group ISIS and welcome refugees fleeing warzones, billionaire Richard Branson said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects. The spreading boycott confronts Google with a challenge that threatens to cost it hundreds of millions...

  • China's influence in the world will rise disproportionately: UBS

    Bhanu Baweja, global head of EM cross asset strategy at UBS, speaks about the shifting balance between superpowers China and the U.S.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. The U.S. ban applies to nonstop U.S.-bound flights from 10 international airports in Amman,...

  • AMMAN/ BEIRUT, March 21- Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides of the fighting said, in the opposition's first such large scale foray in over four years in the capital. For rebels, the assault has shown they are still able to wage offensive action, though their...

  • YANGON, March 22- One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, which clashed with government forces this month, said...

  • WASHINGTON March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terrorism threats. The airports are in Cairo; Istanbul; Kuwait City; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco;...

  • MOSCOW— Ukraine's central bank says a trade blockade of rebel-held regions in the east is hurting the economy. The National Bank of Ukraine says it has slashed its estimate for economic growth in 2017 to 1.9 percent from the 2.8 percent predicted in January due to the blockade. The blockade has exacerbated tensions in Ukraine, where fighting between government...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press a tougher new line on North Korea in talks with a wary China on March 18, in a tense atmosphere after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to rein in Pyongyang.

    North Korea risks being cut off from the global financial system via sanctions, a senior U.S. official said Monday.