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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • PARIS— The watchdog that monitors global and illicit misuse of funds cited North Korea as a top source of "ongoing and substantial" money laundering and terrorist financing in a report issued Friday, and urged countries to keep North Korea at arm's length and close its banks. The Financial Action Task Force said in the report issued after plenary session that...

  • US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on November 11, 2017.

    “The country may be one of the biggest ‘black swans’ of political risk in 2018,” EIU's Agathe Demarais said in a report recently published.

  • GLENVILLE, Minn.— Wind turbines have become as commonplace in parts of the rural Midwest as tree-sheltered farmhouses, gray-metal grain bins and deeply furrowed fields. But when a developer sought to put up dozens more of the 400- foot towers in southern Minnesota, hundreds of people in the heart of wind country didn't celebrate. "I've had more neighbors in my...

  • Reconstruction works continue in Mosul, Iraq after 9 months long anti Daesh operations on January 25, 2018.

    Iraq will be put back together again by spending on reconstruction, not arms, says Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi speaks about spending on construction, rather than weapons.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at the 2018 Munich Security Conference about the latest donations made to his country.

  • Nuclear agreement does not resolve Iran's radical behaviour: Saudi foreign minister

    Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir discusses the Iranian nuclear deal.

  • BERLIN— A German reporter detained in Turkey for more than a year was released from jail pending trial, even as six other journalists and newspaper employees were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Turkish court Friday. His case and that of five other German citizens still held in Turkey for what Germany considers political reasons badly soured relations...

  • *Pakistan under pressure over alleged links to Islamist militants. ISLAMABAD/ WASHINGTON/ HONG KONG, Feb 16- The prospect of Pakistan being placed back on a global terrorist financing watchlist could endanger its handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms.

  • WASHINGTON— The United States is poised to let Persian Gulf nations resume buying American-made lethal weapons after a key U.S. senator said he would stop blocking the sales, even though the Qatar diplomatic crisis that prompted the freeze is no closer to being resolved. Last year, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said he was putting a "...

  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50- day war with Hamas militants. Gaza, a tiny strip of land sandwiched between Israel and Egypt, has seen conditions steadily deteriorate since Hamas overran the territory in 2007 and took control from the internationally backed Palestinian...

  • KUWAIT CITY— International donors pledged $30 billion to help rebuild Iraq after the war against the Islamic State group, Kuwait announced Wednesday, overcoming Western doubts and donor fatigue over Mideast crises to help the battle-ravaged nation. While falling short of an estimated $88.2 billion needed to rebuild Iraq, it easily surpassed the $20 billion...

  • ISLAMABAD, Feb 13- The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official. Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avert being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with terrorist financing...

  • Director of National Intelligence Agency Dan Coats

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sounds the alarm to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Qatar Airways' chief executive said Tuesday the carrier will post a loss this year because four other Arab countries have severed land, air and sea links with Qatar. Akbar al-Baker said the ban on Qatar's flagship airline flying to neighboring Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt since last summer has forced it to fly longer...

  • The Pentagon is proposing to spend hundreds of millions more in 2019 on missile defense. The Pentagon also would invest more heavily in other missile defense systems, including the ship-based Aegis system and the Army's Patriot air and missile defense system, both of which are designed to defend against missiles of various ranges short of the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget:. President Donald Trump's budget plan would order steep cuts to the nation's social safety net but push military spending much higher. If enacted, though no presidential budget ever is, the plan would establish an era of $1 trillion- plus yearly deficits.

  • A Kuwaiti journalist speaks on his phone in front of the logo of the Iraq reconstruction conference, at the media centre in Kuwait City on February 11, 2018.

    “We finished one battle but we are engaged now with a war for reconstruction,” said Mustafa al-Hiti, the head of Iraq’s reconstruction fund.

  • MOSCOW— Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight recorders. The air disaster has reignited questions, however, about the twin-engine plane that was developed jointly by...

  • KUWAIT CITY— Kuwait on Monday opened a week of conferences seeking aid for rebuilding Iraq after the onslaught of the Islamic State group, seeking tens of billions of dollars for a nation only a generation ago that invaded it. Authorities estimate Iraq needs $88.2 billion to restore a country smashed after the Sunni extremists seized the country's...