White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • But the Senate's top Democrat says a battle continues to rage over a demand by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to make sure corporations do not have to disclose their spending on political activities to investors. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev., also said his party is fighting a move by Sen. Reid complained that GOP negotiators were...

  • Soldiers shout slogans under a stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other officials during the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, October 10, 2015.

    Technological advances by the communist state have former diplomats concerned that the latest blast is anything but more of the same.

  • SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina— The European Union said Tuesday it will examine whether Bosnia has what it takes to become a member as the bloc continues with plans to expand just months after Britain decided to leave. EU nations ordered the European Commission to establish whether Bosnia has earned candidate status, a process that could take a year.

  • College student Jajuan Kelley covers his mouth with a Skittles wrapper as he stands in a crowd of thousands rallying at the Georgia State Capitol in memory of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin on March 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Donald Trump Jr. set off a Twitter tempest with a tweet likening Syrian refugees to poisonous Skittles candy.

  • LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- Investigators were searching on Tuesday for clues to the motive behind the bombings and attempted bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend and to determine whether the Afghanistan- born suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Rahami, who lived with his family above the First American Fried Chicken restaurant in...

  • Authorities suspect Rahami, who lived in the neighboring city of Elizabeth, was also behind a bomb that exploded on the New Jersey shore on Saturday, a device found near the New York blast, and up to six more devices found near the Elizabeth train station on Sunday night. The bombings and subsequent manhunt prompted even greater security in America's biggest city,...

  • New York's mayor said the bombing that injured 29 people in the bustling Chelsea district was "an act of terror." Authorities suspect Rahami, who lived in the neighboring town of Elizabeth, was also behind a bomb that exploded on the New Jersey shore on Saturday, a device found near the New York blast, and up to six more devices found near the Elizabeth train station on...

  • LINDEN, N.J., Sept 19- An Afghanistan-born American suspected of detonating a bomb that injured 29 people in New York City and of planting other devices in New York and New Jersey was arrested on Monday after a gun battle with police, but investigators said his motive was unknown. Police suspect Rahami was also behind a bomb that exploded in New Jersey on Saturday, a...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 19- Police arrested an Afghanistan- born American suspected of carrying out this weekend's bombing in New York City that injured 29 people and planting other devices in New York and New Jersey following a Monday morning gun battle with the suspect. The attacks came as world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations in New York for the...

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, a 28- year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was captured in Linden, New Jersey, about 20 miles outside New York, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage told reporters. The attacks came as world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations in New York for the annual General Assembly this week, just days after the 15th anniversary...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 19- An Afghanistan-born American sought in connection with a series of bombings that wounded 29 people in the New York City area over the weekend was in custody after a gun battle with police on Monday, a New Jersey mayor said. Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was captured after firing at police officers in Linden, New Jersey, about 20...

  • NEW YORK— Many people in the New York City area were alerted Monday morning to a screeching, buzzing message about a man wanted in connection with explosions in the area over the weekend. Other devices were found in the New York City area but caused no injuries. The wireless industry, the FCC and the Federal Emergency Management Agency started this program in 2012,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON Sept 19- An Afghanistan-born American sought in connection with a bombing that wounded more than two dozen people in New York City and could be linked to other bombs found in New York and New Jersey was taken into custody on Monday after a shootout, a New Jersey mayor said. Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was taken into custody after...

  • Sept 19- Ahmad Rahami, the person being sought in the explosions in New York and New Jersey, was taken into custody by police in Linden, New Jersey, CNN and an NBC affiliate reported, citing law enforcement officials.

  • NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY BOMB SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER SHOOTOUT IN LINDEN, NJ- NBC NEW YORK.

  • ABU DHABI/ BEIRUT, Sept 19- Syria's wheat harvest nearly halved to 1.3 million tonnes this year, the lowest in 27 years, as fighting and poor rainfall further degraded the farming sector and the nation's ability to feed itself. The government of President Bashar al-Assad was forced to tender this summer for an unprecedented 1.35 million tonnes of imported wheat...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 14, 2016.

    Moscow stepped up its war of words with Washington, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threatened a ceasefire plan.

  • *Air strikes jeopardise Syria ceasefire plan, Russia says. MOSCOW, Sept 18- Moscow stepped up its war of words with Washington on Sunday, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threatened the implementation of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan for Syria and bordered on connivance with Islamic State. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a...

  • U.S.-led coalition forces bombed Syrian troops near Deir al-Zor airport, putting new strains on an already shaky ceasefire.

  • ISTANBUL— With summer drawing to a close, Turkey is counting the cost of a tough year that saw a string of terrorist bombings and the fallout from a diplomatic spat with Moscow that cut deep into the country's crucial tourist trade. Russia was Turkey's second-largest tourist market with 4.5 million people visiting places like Turkey's tourism capital Antalya...