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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • NEW YORK— Federal prosecutors charge NYC subway bomb suspect, say he wrote on Facebook: "Trump, you failed to protect your nation".

  • Russia has seen an opportunity in the Middle East and is seizing it: Gates

    Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks about American and Russian influence in the Middle East.

  • Skyline of Doha, Qatar.

    Qatar has strenuously denied that it supports terrorism and sees the blockade as a way to subsume it under the powerful influence of Saudi Arabia.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (C, front) meets with servicemen as he visits the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria December 11, 2017.

    The Russian president has also held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi delivers a speech during Baghdad Dialogue Conference in Baghdad, Iraq on January 14, 2017.

    Iraq declared a final victory over the Islamic State which had controlled one-third of the Middle East country.

  • KIEV, Ukraine— Mikheil Saakashvili, the adamant opposition leader who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship four months ago, was arrested late Friday in Ukraine's capital. After leaving Georgia as his political fortunes declined, he was appointed governor of Ukraine's Odessa region by President Petro Poroshenko. Saakashvili had received plaudits for...

  • *Spot gold was up nearly 0.2 percent at $1,248.29 an ounce by 0102 GMT, after hitting its lowest since July 26 at $1,243.71 on Thursday. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war "an established fact." *The Islamist group Hamas urged...

  • North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally to celebrate the North's declaration on November 29 it had achieved full nuclear statehood, on Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang on December 1, 2017.

    U.S. military drills and threats against Pyongyang have made war on the Korean Peninsula "an established fact", North Korea's foreign ministry said.

  • Macron is traveling with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who in 2015 as defense minister helped negotiate a deal with Qatar to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets. France and Qatar also agreed that Qatar would purchase 490 VBCI armored vehicles from French firm Nexter, and signed a transportation deal with France's national rail authority to manage and maintain...

  • becoming increasingly indivisible

    Sven Mikser discusses the roles of the European Union and NATO in addressing international security.

  • NATO will not compete with the US: Polish foreign minister

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski speaks about defense policy in Europe.

  • WASHINGTON— The Treasury Department took action Tuesday against a Jamaica- based Islamic cleric accused of helping Islamic State recruits travel to areas controlled by the militant group. "Faisal has recruited for and provided support to IS and his actions have influenced terrorists who engaged in bomb plots and other horrific attacks on innocent...

  • TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 4- Hondurans spilled into the streets of the capital on Monday night, banging pots and pans and joining rebel police in defiance of a curfew imposed after a presidential election that was heavily criticized by the Organization of American States. A statement issued in the name of the National Police said the officers were upset with the...

  • TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 4- The Organization of American States on Monday said it could not be sure Honduras' president won a second term in an election last week, citing irregularities and errors in the process and calling for a recount of nearly a third of the votes. President Hernandez, who has been praised by the United States for his crackdown on street gangs, also...

  • Dec 4- A consortium of tech companies including Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc said on Monday a database it created to identify extremist content now contains more than 40,000 videos or images. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism was created in June under pressure from governments in Europe and the United States after a spate of...

  • AMMAN, Dec 4- A state security court in Jordan on Monday sentenced one Syrian militant to death and handed life sentences to three others for their role in a suicide bombing attack on a Jordanian military border post that killed seven guards last year. Afif said the four had provided photos and intelligence about the Jordanian military post to an Islamic State...

  • They were the first known break in a crime that shocked Malta and motivated European Union officials to look into the EU island nation's laws and government. Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed Oct. 16 when a bomb destroyed her car as she was driving near her home. Eight Maltese citizens were arrested because of "reasonable suspicion" for their involvement in Caruana...

  • ADEN, Dec 2- Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a "new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country. Together they have fought the Saudi-led coalition which intervened in Yemen in 2015 aiming to restore the internationally recognised government of President...

  • ADEN, Dec 2- Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a "new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country. Together they have fought the Saudi-led coalition which intervened in Yemen in 2015 aiming to restore the internationally recognised government of President...

  • ADEN, Dec 2- Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's supporters battled Iran- aligned Houthis for a fourth day on Saturday in the capital Sanaa, residents said, in a widening rift that could affect the course of a more than 2-1/ 2 year civil war. The two groups have been allies in fighting a Saudi-led coalition that intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 aiming...