White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • AL-SUANI, Libya, April 18- Mortars crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government. The Libyan National Army of Benghazi-based Haftar has become bogged down in the southern...

  • NEW ZEALAND'S NATIONAL TERRORISM THREAT LEVEL HAS MOVED FROM HIGH TO MEDIUM- PM OFFICE.

  • Discussing what's next in the Libyan conflict

    Jonathan Winer of the Middle East Institute says Libya's eastern military leader Khalifa Haftar expected the country to "magically accept" him as the new military leader and weighs in on what could happen next in the country.

  • BOSTON/ HOUSTON, April 11- Chevron Corp will put a focus on human rights in Myanmar under an agreement with an investor group that had urged it to pay more attention to violence in the Asian nation where the U.S. oil company has operations. Joshua Brockwell, investment communications director at Virginia- based Azzad, which describes itself as "a faith-based...

  • LONDON/ CAIRO, April 11- Eastern-based Libyan forces commanded by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive last week to take control of Tripoli, the capital, plunging the OPEC country into a new round of armed conflict. Libya began fracturing in 2011 when local groups took up arms against leader Muammar Gaddafi amid the Arab Spring uprisings but also turned against...

  • Ronojoy Sen of the Institute of South Asian Studies says India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has made national security the centerpiece of its electoral strategy, and has shifted the narrative away from unemployment and rural distress.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a round table with supporters in San Antonio, Texas, on April 10, 2019.

    Trump said he would have to make that call after listening to harrowing stories about illegal immigration during a meeting with supporters.

  • WELLINGTON, April 10- Lawmakers in New Zealand voted almost unanimously on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after its worst peacetime mass shooting, in which 50 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Parliament passed the gun reform bill, the first substantial changes to New Zealand's gun laws in decades, by 119 to 1.

  • Move against Iran was not an 'unexpected development': Expert

    There are "real consequences" arising from the U.S. naming Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group, but the tensions are unlikely to lead to military conflict, says Richard Schmierer of the Middle East Policy Council.

  • Analyst: The US is still hoping for negotiation with Iran

    Emily Hawthorne of Stratfor says the U.S. designation of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization is part of a continuing "tightening sanctions strategy," but creates a "tangle" of legislation that the two countries will have to get through in future.

  • LONDON/ CARACAS, April 8- Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight to Venezuela, as Tehran voices support for Caracas against a U.S. backed opposition. Mehr news agency quoted the spokesman of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh as...

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) attends the 21st Nationwide Assembly of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commanders in Tehran, Iran on September 15, 2015.

    The designation marks the first time Washington has formally labeled another country's military a terrorist group.

  • The US administration is trying to provoke Iran: CEIP

    The United States is reportedly planning to to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization. Jarrett Blanc of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace weighs in.

  • LONDON, April 8- Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight to Venezuela, as Tehran voices support for Caracas against a U.S. backed opposition. Mehr news agency quoted the spokesman of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh as saying that...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud (R) during their meeting at the Kremlin, on May 30, 2017 n Moscow, Russia. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince is on the visit to Russia.

    World Economic Forum (WEF) President Borge Brende spoke to CNBC on Sunday, discussing his take on the evolving geopolitical landscape in the Middle East.

  • Opposition activists wearing gas masks clash with riot police during an anti-government protest in Caracas.

    The first major showdown of our new era of great power competition is unfolding with accelerating speed.

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- The United States is expected to designate Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps a foreign terrorist organization, three U.S. officials told Reuters, marking the first time Washington has formally labeled another country's military a terrorist group. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a strident Iran hawk, has advocated for the change in...

  • Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for former vice-president in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to enter the court room of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to stand trial on charges including corruptly influencing witnesses by giving them money and instructions to provide false testimony, and presenting false evidence, at The Hague, the Netherlands, on September 29, 2015. Former vice-president in the transitional government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo stands trial with Aime Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidele Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido. AFP PHOTO / POOL / PETER DEJONG        (Photo credit should read PETER DEJONG/AFP/Getty Images)

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to be evidence of a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration.

  • Supporters of the Houthi movement shout slogans as they attend a rally to mark the 4th anniversary of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen's war, in Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2019.

    Democrats and some Republicans have slammed American involvement in the conflict, which has killed tens of thousands of people and caused widespread hunger.

  • By Lamine Chikhi and Hamid Ould Ahmed. ALGIERS, April 2- Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20- year rule. The protests stand in stark contrast to Algeria's neighbor Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi was...