White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • EL DIAMANTE, Colombia, Sept 27- Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold. Vast swathes of rural land abandoned for decades because of war will be open to development, including by...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 27- Lawyers for Facebook Inc on Tuesday sought to assure a U.S. judge overseeing lawsuits by victims of militant attacks in the Middle East that it took a "zero tolerance" approach to any communications that may promote terrorist threats or activity. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn on Thursday accused Facebook's law firm of insulting...

  • EL DIAMANTE, Colombia, Sept 27- Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold. Vast swathes of rural land abandoned for decades because of war will be open to development, including by...

  • EL DIAMANTE, Colombia, Sept 27- Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold. Vast swathes of rural land abandoned for decades because of war will be open to development, including by...

  • EL DIAMANTE, Colombia, Sept 27- Veterans of Colombia's FARC guerrilla army could soon be making a living as eco-tourism guides, beef processors or cheese makers under plans by the Marxist group to invest in economic projects once a peace deal takes hold. Vast swathes of rural land abandoned for decades because of war will be open to development, including by...

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— A fire has forced the closure of a key oil pipeline in Nigeria, Shell and an environmental activist said Monday. Militant attacks, low oil prices and weak refinery margins have cost Dutch-British Shell and U.S.-based Chevron and ExxonMobil $7.1 billion in the first half of the year, representing about 70 percent of their earnings, Lagos- based SBM...

  • Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko shake hands after signing an accord ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, in Cartagena, Colombia.

    Peace deal brings to an end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The legislation, known as JASTA, gives victims' families the right to sue in U.S. court for any role that...

  • WARRI, Nigeria— Shell Nigeria refused Monday to confirm a report by the Niger Delta Avengers militant group that it has bombed the company's Bonny oil pipeline and again crippled its exports. Friday night's bombing breaks a month-long ceasefire between militant groups and the government and comes days after repairs from an earlier attack had allowed...

  • LONDON— Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included a string of bombings and an attempted coup. The sell-off is largely due to Moody's statement late Friday that it was cutting Turkey's government debt rating...

  • Smoke billows from buildings during an operation by Syrian government forces to retake control of the rebel-held district of Leramun, on the northwest outskirts of Aleppo, on July 26, 2016.

    Any hope of salvaging the short-lived ceasefire in Syria has been well and truly dashed over the weekend. Here’s a quick guide to what’s going on.

  • Kwangson Banking Corp. was ordered closed under U.N. sanctions imposed in March in response to the North's nuclear tests but kept operating in secret in the border city of Dandong, Joongang Daily reported, citing unidentified sources. China's Foreign Ministry and its bank regulator did not respond to requests for comment. Beijing has long been North Korea's...

  • Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (R) meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) in Lahore, Pakistan on December 25, 2015.

    China has been drawn into the conflict given its major strategic interests in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, the SCMP reports.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The comments follow the Sept. 18 attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan.

  • Proponents of a new intelligence law, passed by the Federal Assembly a year ago but not enacted, say the measure is needed to help Switzerland to catch up with other countries that have far stronger legal arsenals against cyber-crime, snooping or extremist attacks. Sunday's referendum, part of Switzerland's system of direct democracy, was called by opponents...

  • TUNIS, Tunisia— Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy. A lack of rain, combined with years of bad resource management, has left reservoirs and dams at exceptionally low levels that could lead to...

  • NEW YORK— Moody's has downgraded Turkey's credit rating to "junk" status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey's debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. Moody's indicated it expects Turkey's economic growth to be...

  • A French fighter jet, the Dassault Rafale, performs an aerial display.

    India on Friday signed an $8.78 billion deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets

  • NEW DELHI— India on Friday signed an $8.78 billion deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in "ready to fly" condition, meaning they will be made in France. Talks between France and India over the purchase began four years ago. France has used Rafales in several combat missions in recent years: over Libya in 2011, in Mali last year and currently as part of the...

  • UNITED NATIONS— Responding to increasing attacks on airports and aircraft, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved its first-ever resolution to address extremist threats to civil aviation and urge beefed-up security. "The Security Council has delivered a resounding call to action for the international community," said Britain's...