Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has used his new authority to “proactively” target Taliban fighters nearly daily in recent weeks, he told reporters here Tuesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are headed toward a record high this year, a United Nations report said, as conflict in the country continues to intensify 15 years after the U.S.-led invasion.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the United States' support before, during and after the 2015 general elections as vital to Nigeria's stability.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
While the multi-national joint task force against Boko Haram has been successful in significantly weakening Boko Haram, internal divisions are preventing the coalition from fully accomplishing its objective.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:52
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that a number of details about the Pentagon’s newly adjusted mission in Afghanistan through the end of the Obama administration remain unclear, including how many U.S. counterterrorism troops will be deployed and how operations will be funded.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:51
An attack on a Shiite shrine — claimed by the Islamic State group — killed 37 people, officials said Friday, as Iraq's prime minister reacted to mounting public anger over government security failings by firing Baghdad's security chief.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:31
President Obama said Wednesday that he planned to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term, further slowing the drawdown in a 14-year war that Mr. Obama pledged to end on his watch but now seems likely to grind on indefinitely.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 07:11
Throughout the month of Ramadan, the Islamic State (IS) and its worldwide followers were especially deadly. The recent attacks in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Malaysia, Turkey and Yemen signal shifts in IS’ strategy toward an accelerated global campaign following the group’s loss of Fallujah last month and the ongoing battle over Sirte.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:56
Iraq’s interior minister has resigned as the death toll for Saturday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad reached 250, making it the deadliest such attack since the United States invaded the country in 2003.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:40
The U.S. has spent more than $8 billion with little effect over 15 years to counter the flourishing poppy trade that has made Afghanistan the No. 1 supplier of heroin to the world. The Defense Department no longer includes a section on counter-narcotics in its semi-annual report to Congress on Afghanistan. It was absent from the report on “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” submitted last month and also omitted in the previous submission.