White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • Attendees walk the floor at IDEX, the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, in Abu Dhabi in 2015.

    The United Arab Emirates is setting its sights on building a domestic defense industry as arms spending is set to soar throughout the Middle East.

  • Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj speaks during an interview with the AFP, in Pristina on January 25, 2019. - A deal between Serbia and Kosovo is possible this year but cannot include border changes, Kosovo's premier Ramush Haradinaj told AFP in an interview, warning that territory swaps could revive old demons in the war-scarred Balkans.

    As Kosovo pursues NATO and EU membership and a peace deal with neighbor Serbia, some if its top challenges stem from Russian aggression and the return of Islamic State fighters, its Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told CNBC.

  • U.S. Soldiers talk after a routine inspection of a Patriot missile battery at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep, Turkey.

    Amid calls by U.S. lawmakers to reduce weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries involved in offensive warfare in the Middle East, corporates in the defense space are coming under increased scrutiny.

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

    "I don't want to speak for him, but I believe he would've gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war. In fact he told me he was so close to starting a big war with North Korea," Trump said of Obama.

  • Megan and Lance Konzen at his commissioning ceremony.

    A Military Family Advisory Network report found that some military families living on bases face dangerous situations including mold, vermin, poor water quality and more in their homes.

  • President Trump believes President Obama was close to war with North Korea

    President Trump takes questions from reporters after speaking at the Rose Garden on the declaration that would avoid a government shutdown and his plan to declare a national emergency in order to allocate military funding to build a border wall. He also speaks on the U.S. economy and the progress of U.S.-China trade talks.

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media following a morning meeting with North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol on nuclear disarmament on May 31, 2018 in New York City.

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Thursday for a new era of cooperation on the Middle East and said no country could afford to stay on the sidelines in tackling regional challenges such as Iran, Syria, Yemen and Israeli-Palestinian peace.

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after...

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money...

  • Monica Witt, 39, a former U.S. Air Force officer, indicted for aiding Iran, is seen in this FBI photo released in Washington, DC, February 13, 2019.

    Witt, who fled the U.S. for Iran in 2013, allegedly shared information with Iran that could cause "serious damage" to U.S. national security interests, officials said.

  • Iran is funding militias throughout the Middle East while turning its own people into paupers, Saudi Arabian Prince Turki Al-Faisal told CNBC Tuesday.

  • MADRID/ BARCELONA, Feb 11- Twelve Catalan politicians go on trial on Tuesday for their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid, putting the spotlight back on Spain's biggest political crisis in decades which could make it flare once again. To the dismay of much of the rest of Spain, Catalonia defied a judicial ban by carrying out a referendum and...

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

    Zarif was responding to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night, in which the latter reiterated his focus on containing Iran's regional activities.

  • *France's Safran and Germany's MTU to build engines. PARIS, Feb 5- France and Germany will on Wednesday announce a 65 million euros contract financed equally by both countries over two years as the first act of the joint programme to design a next-generation combat jet, a French army source said. France's Safran and Germany's MTU Aero Engines are expected to join...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 5- Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said a bomb attack on the Trasandino pipeline late Monday near a populated area caused a fire but no injuries. The bombing hit the pipeline near the town of El Pailon in Narino Province, close to the border with Ecuador, the company said on Tuesday, adding that the fire has been contained.

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a signing ceremony with US President Donald Trump (not pictured) during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. 

    North Korea is working to ensure its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities cannot be destroyed by military strikes, U.N. monitors said ahead of a meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials to prepare a second denuclearization summit.

  • Iraqi President Barham Salih

    Iraq is not part of the U.S. battle with Iran, Iraqi President Bahram Salih said Sunday, adding that he did not give Trump permission to use his country as a base to "watch Iran."

  • SAN SALVADOR, Feb 4- A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades. Nayib Bukele, the 37- year-old former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, won 54 percent of...

  • SAN SALVADOR, Feb 3- A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades. Nayib Bukele, the 37- year-old former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, won 54 percent of...

  • SAN SALVADOR, Feb 3- A former mayor campaigning on an anti-corruption ticket swept to victory in El Salvador's presidential election on Sunday, bringing an end to a two-party system that has held sway over the violence-plagued Central American country for three decades. Nayib Bukele, the 37- year-old former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, won 54 percent of...