Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States should cut off financial and military aid to Pakistan's government, a U.S. lawmaker said this week, because Pakistan's powerful military establishment and intelligence services have not broken off their links to terrorist groups.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The threat that Boko Haram poses to the Lake Chad Basin region will not be defeated by military means alone, a top United Nations political affairs official has warned.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In order to usher in stability, the United States needs a region-by-region approach to Syria that builds from the bottom up and leaves Syria with a weak central government but strong regionally-based power centers backed by local populations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
While welcoming recent political developments recently observed in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need to increase military cooperation between the States in the region and Sahel to fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram.
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.