White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and President Donald Trump are seen following a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2017.

    Secretary of Defense James Mattis will travel to Texas on Wednesday to visit troops currently deployed in support of the Southwest border mission.

  • A patient at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

    Tens of thousands of severely disabled veterans who are eligible for loan forgiveness are in default, according to new information obtained through an advocacy group's Freedom of Information Act Request. 

  • Job fair for veterans

    FourBlock offers veterans a free semester-long, university accredited course in nearly 20 cities across the country, with plans to expand to three more. 

  • The nonprofit group Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) trains dogs to help the disabled navigate life after war in new and meaningful ways. The group provides assistance dogs free of charge to adults, children and veterans who are disabled.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 9- Standing side by side, top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending U.S. warships close to islands claimed by Beijing in the strategic waterway. "The United States is not pursuing a Cold War or containment policy with respect to...

  • Nov 9- South Africa's central bank on Friday fined HSBC's local business 15 million rand for weaknesses in its processes meant to detect money laundering and terrorism financing, and ordered the bank to fix the problems. The Prudential Authority, which sits within the South African Reserve Bank and monitors the country's lenders, said HSBC's South African...

  • Canine companions

    Often a service dog can be the link servicemen and women need to help them return to civilian life. Reporter Kate Rogers goes to Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit that trains service dogs to help vets with daily tasks.

  • Serving our vets

    After active duty, many returning soldiers need a hand bridging the gap between their service and a new job. Mike Abrams saw combat as a Marine, and created FourBlock to help vets navigate a career path and figure out their next work mission.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 8- Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol will carry out a cleanup operation after a bomb attack on the Cano Limon pipeline on Thursday sparked a forest fire and spilled crude into a waterway, the company said. The ELN, considered a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, has about 1,500 combatants and opposes multinational...

  • BAGHDAD, Nov 8- A car bomb blast near a restaurant in Iraq's northern city of Mosul killed at least five people and wounded 14 others on Thursday, medical sources at a nearby hospital said. An official Iraqi media outlet reporting on security incidents gave a lower initial toll of two people killed and 11 wounded in west Mosul. Security analysts and officials say...

  • MAIL BOMB SUSPECT CESAR SAYOC AGREES TO BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN FIRST NEW YORK COURT APPEARANCE.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The United States and China will hold a top-level diplomatic and security dialogue that was supposed to be held in Beijing in October in Washington on Friday, amid moves to try to resolve a damaging trade war. China said last month the two sides had initially agreed "in principle" to hold the second round of diplomatic security talks in October but...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The United States and China will hold a top-level diplomatic and security dialog that was supposed to be held in Beijing in October in Washington on Friday, amid moves to try to resolve a damaging trade war. China said last month the two sides had initially agreed "in principle" to hold the second round of diplomatic security talks in October but...

  • *Social media posts incite violence, hatred in Cameroon. *Facebook sees Cameroon and Myanmar as priority areas. In Cameroon, the footage went viral.

  • *Iran says will sell oil in breach of curbs. *Iran holds air defence drills. WASHINGTON/ DUBAI, Nov 5- Iran said it would defy U.S. sanctions reimposed on it by Washington on Monday, denouncing as "economic war" the U.S. attempt to curb Tehran's missile and nuclear programs and weaken its influence in the Middle East.

  • *Social media posts incite violence, hatred in Cameroon. *Facebook sees Cameroon and Myanmar as priority areas. In Cameroon, the footage went viral.

  • *China's slowing economy will also be in focus. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Nov 4- Trade frictions with the United States and accusations of industrial espionage are set to cast a cloud over China's largest aerospace meeting this week, as suppliers consider what the country's slowing economy could mean for booming jet demand. While the tarmac will be filled with planes...

  • ISTANBUL/ MANBIJ, Syria Nov 1- Turkish and U.S. troops began joint patrols in northern Syria on Thursday aimed at averting clashes between Turkey and Washington's Kurdish allies, but Turkey pressed on with a new threatened offensive nearby to crush the Kurds. Turkish military advances into northern Syria over the past two years have put U.S. forces directly in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Venezuela poses a clear threat to regional stability and could drag down key U.S. allies like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, a senior Treasury Department official said on Wednesday. "Venezuela poses a clear threat to regional stability and security," Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the Treasury...

  • Pedestrians walk past street art in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    The tiny emirate of 3 million has managed to remain stable and build lucrative partnerships amid the seemingly constant turmoil in its wider orbit.