White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. (Select) James Mattis, second right, commanding general of Task Force 58, confers with his staff on a catwalk of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the northern Arabian Sea on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001.

    Trump's pick for secretary of defense accused by ex-Army Special Forces officer of 'leaving my men to die' in Afghanistan, reports NBC News.

  • SANTA CLARA/ HAVANA, Dec 2- Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. Julio Lopez, 77, belongs firmly to the first group. "After the war ended, there was not...

  • SANTA CLARA/ HAVANA, Dec 2- Fidel Castro's death has highlighted a yawning generational gap between older Cubans who remember grim poverty before his 1959 revolution, and youngsters who appreciate free health care and education but fear the 21st century is leaving them behind. Julio Lopez, 77, belongs firmly to the first group. "After the war ended, there was not...

  • President-elect Doanld Trump poses for a photo with US Marines General (Ret.) James Mattis and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine General James Mattis to head the Department of Defense.

  • BAGHDAD— The government of Iraq is hoping that a new OPEC deal will help the war-weary country generate enough revenue to help pay for its costly, 2- year-old fight against the Islamic State group. Iraq, whose oil revenues make up nearly 95 percent of its budget, has been reeling under an economic crisis since late 2014, when oil prices began their descent from a...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25, 2016.

    Russia would defend its interests but had no intention of getting involved in any conflict as the country is in need of friends, Putin said.

  • The speech reflected Moscow's hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis in Ukraine, the Syria war and other disputes. Putin noted in his speech that Russia has faced "attempts of foreign pressure with all tools involved— from the myths about Russian aggression, of meddling...

  • Ukraine began two days of missile tests near Crimea on Thursday - a move that has angered Russia.

  • PRAGUE— France President Francois Hollande says his country is thankful to the Czech Republic for its help in the fight against terrorism. Hollande said through a translator after meeting Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday that sharing information and coordinating police activities were particularly important because the Czech Republic is a "...

  • Trump will leave his businesses to focus on presidency

    CIA Director John Brennan warns Donald Trump that tearing up Washington's deal with Tehran could lead to unwanted consequences.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on new sanctions on North Korea, which could slash its export earnings by some $800 million.

  • Armored vehicles belonging to the Singapore military are seen covered with tarpaulin at a customs and excise facility in Hong Kong on November 25, 2016. Armored vehicles and equipment belonging to the Singapore military were seized by Hong Kong customs at a major port in the city after arriving from Taiwan, Singapore's defence ministry said on November 24.

    The row between China and Singapore over military vehicles escalated as Beijing lodged a diplomatic protest, the SCMP reports.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweler Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • Syrian government forces and their allies captured a major eastern Aleppo neighborhood and several smaller areas Monday.

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and dozens of...

  • HAVANA, Nov 26- Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. Wearing a green military uniform, a somber Raul Castro, 85, appeared on state television on Friday night to announce Fidel's death, 60 years to the day since the two brothers and...