• Donald Trump November 1, 2019 12:36 pm

    Trump Claim to Syrian Oil Raises Many Questions

    By claiming a right to Syria’s oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so the troops could come home. Extending the mission to secure eastern Syria’s oilfields happens to fit neatly with the Pentagon’s view — supported...

  • Donald Trump October 26, 2019 6:18 pm

    Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil ‘Banditry'

    Russia’s Defense Ministry on Saturday harshly criticized the United States decision to send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, calling it “banditry.” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said the move is aimed at keeping the fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants. The decision was the latest sign that...

  • social media September 29, 2019 11:02 am

    Saudi State Media Say King's Bodyguard Shot in ‘Dispute'

    A prominent bodyguard to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was shot and killed in what authorities described as a personal dispute, state TV reported Sunday, offering few details on an incident that shocked the kingdom. Tributes poured in across social media for Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz al-Fagham, with many including images of the bodyguard at work. One included him bending down to...

  • NBC News September 12, 2019 11:45 am

    Sisters Make History as US Army Generals

    Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are the first sisters in the U.S. Army to hold the rank of general. Barrett oversees communications networks and her younger sister, Lodi, serves in the Army’s medical command. They talked to NBC News’ Kate Snow about their achievements, their family’s history of service and how they hope to inspire others....

  • Los Angeles July 16, 2019 3:01 pm

    Clusters of Jarring Aftershocks Shake Ridgecrest With Thousands More Expected

    Small earthquakes rattled already shaken residents overnight in the Mojave Desert community of Ridgecrest, where the cleanup continues from two major quakes.

  • Donald Trump June 24, 2019 5:19 am

    Pompeo Sets Out to Build Global Coalition Against Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. Pompeo spoke Sunday as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Sunni...

  • Donald Trump June 24, 2019 5:19 am

    Pompeo Sets Out to Build Global Coalition Against Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. Pompeo spoke Sunday as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Sunni...

  • President June 16, 2019 6:00 am

    Funeral Held for West Point Cadet Who Died in Rollover Accident

    A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy’s cemetery. The funeral for Christopher J. Morgan was held Saturday at the United States Military Academy. WABC-TV reports speakers included former president Bill Clinton. Morgan’s father had been part of the president’s security detail

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2019 10:26 am

    US Partially Evacuating Embassy in Iraq Amid Escalating Tensions With Iran

    Iran’s supreme leader issued a veiled threat in the same speech in which he stated that “no one is seeking war,” saying it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic Republic to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels amid rising tensions with the U.S., state media reported Wednesday. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, meanwhile, ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff on Wednesday...

  • leader April 28, 2019 2:22 am

    ISIS Claims 3 Militants Who Blew Up During Sri Lanka Raid

    Sri Lanka’s Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the archbishop of Colombo, prepared for services that would be carried on TV, an extraordinary...

  • Florida April 12, 2019 5:05 pm

    Venezuela's Ex-Spy Chief Hugo ‘El Pollo' Carvajal Arrested in Madrid on US Drug Trafficking Warrant

    A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief ‘El Pollo’ has been arrested in Madrid on a U.S. warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.

  • driver March 24, 2019 7:33 pm

    US-Backed Syrian Force Clears Area Retaken From IS

    U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday and arrested a number of militants hiding in tunnels, a day after declaring military victory and the end of the extremists’ self-styled caliphate. The U.S.-led coalition said the clearing operations will continue until the area is secure. A spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian...

  • India March 3, 2019 7:42 pm

    First Lull in Kashmir Since Latest India-Pakistan Escalation

    Residents near the disputed boundary in divided Kashmir region said Sunday it was quiet overnight, their first lull since a dangerous escalation between Pakistan and India erupted last week bringing the two nuclear-armed rivals close to full-out war. Many villagers used the calm in Pakistani-held Kashmir to leave their homes in Chakoti area along the so-called Line of Control, the...

  • India February 27, 2019 8:30 pm

    Pakistan Says 2 Indian Warplanes Downed, Pilot Captured

    Pakistan’s military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, answering an airstrike a day earlier by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan and raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in two decades. Within hours Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan went on television urging peace talks with...

  • Chairman February 24, 2019 4:30 pm

    Hijacking Foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai Flight, Suspect Killed

    A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The suspect, a Bangladeshi, asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, officials said. The flight, operated by state-run Biman Bangladesh...

  • coach February 7, 2019 6:01 pm

    Army's New Fitness Test Aims for More Combat-Ready Troops

    Army commanders have complained in recent years that the soldiers they get out of basic training aren’t fit enough. Nearly half of the commanders surveyed last year said new troops coming into their units could not meet the physical demands of combat. Officials also say about 12 percent of soldiers at any one time cannot deploy because of injuries....
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  • Saudi Arabia January 9, 2019 10:34 am

    Australia Considering Resettlement for Fleeing Saudi Woman

    Australia’s government said Wednesday that it will assess the resettlement case of a Saudi woman who fled from her family now that the United Nations has deemed her a refugee, taking the woman’s high-profile quest for asylum a step forward. The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had referred 18-year-old Rahaf...

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2018 12:36 am

    Trump Says Border Troops Could Hit 15K, Surprising Pentagon

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon said “more than 7,000” troops were being sent to the Southwest border to support the Customs and Border Protection agents....

  • Facebook July 15, 2018 12:32 pm

    South Korea Probes Army Plan for Troops to Control Protesters

    A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a...

  • Russia June 22, 2018 10:33 am

    Russia Says Evidence of Syria Chemical Attacks Was Faked

    Russia says the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia’s foreign and defense ministries also charged Friday that the international chemical weapons watchdog has failed to objectively investigate the alleged chemical attacks and is subject to political control. Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov, the chief of the...

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