White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • ISTANBUL— Turkish media report says Qatari plane makes emergency landing in Istanbul after motor catches fire.

  • NEW YORK— The re-opening of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday, is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrate how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the area since the 9/ 11 attacks. But they'll also be catering to tourists who come to visit the National September 11 Memorial& Museum, which requires a delicate...

  • U.S. ready for nuclear 'smart' bomb

    The B61-12 nuclear bomb will be the U.S. military's first 'smart' nuke with precision guided capability and customizable nuclear strength.

  • *France's top court to rule on burkini in coming days. Three Mediterranean towns- Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet and Sisco on the island of Corsica- have banned the burkini, and Le Touquet on the Atlantic coast is planning to do the same. The burkini debate is particularly sensitive in France given deadly attacks by Islamist militants, including bombings and...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Prosecutors in western Turkey have demanded a life sentence for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the failed coup in the country, the state-run news agency reported Tuesday. Concluding a yearlong investigation into his movement's financial dealings, prosecutors in the city of Usak demanded that...

  • *Modi takes aim at supporters of "terrorism" in Pakistan. NEW DELHI, Aug 15- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of "terrorism" in his Independence Day speech on Monday, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir. Yet it was a broadside against Pakistan, the arch-rival...

  • *Modi takes aim at supporters of "terrorism" in Pakistan. NEW DELHI, Aug 15- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of "terrorism" in his Independence Day speech on Monday, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir. Yet it was a broadside against Pakistan, the arch-rival...

  • Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling (C) poses for a photo with his parents, Colin Schooling (2nd R) and May Schooling (R) as Singapore Deputy Prime Minster, Teo Chee Hean (L) looks on during a welcome home ceremony at Changi Airport on August 15, 2016 in Singapore.

    Joseph Schooling, winner of Singapore's first Olympic gold medal, will not be required to undergo mandatory National Service until after the 2020 Games.

  • India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

    Indian PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech took aim at supporters of "terrorism" without mentioning protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir.

  • *Modi takes aim at supporters of "terrorism" in Pakistan. *As he speaks, gunmen attack police station in Kashmir. NEW DELHI, Aug 15- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of "terrorism" in his Independence Day speech on Monday, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir.

  • DHIBAN, Jordan— Sabri Mashaaleh feels misled and angry: The 29- year-old studied counseling expecting to find a civil service job, in line with what used to be a typical life path for college-educated Jordanians. The country is part of the U.S.-led military coalition against Islamic State extremists who control parts of Syria and Iraq and have attracted...

  • Embroidered images of United States-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen (L) and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) are displayed in a shop in the Gaziantep market on January 17, 2014 in Gaziantep, near the Turkish-Syrian border.

    Turkey says Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in rural Pennsylvania since 1999, masterminded a failed coup in July.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian and local figures of culture at the Chekhov museum in Yalta, Crimea.

    CNBC take a look at six reasons why relations between Ukraine and Russia are again under strain over Crimea.

  • HUA HIN, Thailand— Tourists huddled in their hotel rooms and ducked inside buildings after bombs, one after another, exploded in at least five areas of Thailand, including popular beach cities, killing at least four people and wounding dozens more. Official at hospitals that treated victims of both blasts said some are from countries including Germany, Italy,...

  • In an image made from video originally posted April 25, 2006 on the Internet showing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

    Contrary to the apparent conclusion of Donald Trump, the terror quasi-state known as ISIS was not founded by Barack Obama.

  • Pentagon says number of Islamic State combatants are shrinking

    Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland claims the militant group is on the retreat 'on all fronts' as the number of their fighters drop.

  • A top U.S. military commander said that the militant group that calls itself Islamic State is on the retreat "on all fronts" as the number of its combatants at its disposal declines.

  • TUNIS, Aug 10- Tunisia has gone through five prime ministers in as many years since its revolution, each pushing a widely-praised transition to democracy. Now the sixth post-uprising premier, French-educated technocrat Youssef Chahed, is making bold promises even before he has taken office to tackle Tunisia's problems. Since the 2011 overthrow of autocrat...

  • TUNIS, Aug 10- Tunisia has gone through five prime ministers in as many years since its revolution, each pushing a widely-praised transition to democracy. Now the sixth post-uprising premier, French-educated technocrat Youssef Chahed, is making bold promises even before he has taken office to tackle Tunisia's problems. Since the 2011 overthrow of autocrat...

  • Vietnam arms its islands with rocket launchers

    Hanoi's artillery system can target China's runways and important trade routes in the South China Sea.