Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:17
The Obama administration is considering sending 250 additional U.S. special forces to Syria to advise rebel groups as part of a broader Pentagon recommendation on how to increase the pace of operations against ISIS, a U.S. defense official said Friday.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 06:37
The Obama administration is considering pulling troops out of a base in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in part due to the growing threat from ISIS and other militants, CNN has learned.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:29
The Marine killed in an ISIS rocket attack in Iraq on Saturday was at the first American firebase that had only become operational a few days earlier CNN has learned.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 06:19
The Obama administration is sending disaster response teams to northern Ethiopia to try to address a humanitarian emergency and avoid a national security risk to the U.S. should the drought there spiral out of control.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:24
Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged in Congressional budget hearings this week that "there are disturbing arrests, there are disturbing sentences," but defended the administration's stance by pointing to Egypt's strategic importance to the U.S., the competition among global players for influence in Cairo and the difficult security environment there.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 07:47
The Obama administration wants to waive long-standing human rights conditions on aid to Egypt, raising questions from rights groups that say the country is experiencing its worst period of human rights abuses in modern history and lawmakers who point to the recent conviction of a toddler on murder charges.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:09
Saudi Arabia launched a massive military exercise that will include troops from 20 nations, state media reported Monday.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:16
The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS says it has dealt a fresh blow to the Islamic extremist group's money machine by killing its finance minister. Abu Saleh was killed in late November in a strike in Iraq, said Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the military coalition.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:12
American taxpayers doled out $5.9 billion in foreign military financing in 2014, according to the government's Foreign Assistance report -- that's roughly the GDP of Somalia. But where did the money go?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 06:26
Fugitive cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman fell off what appeared to be a small cliff as special forces chased him earlier this month, a Mexican official with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.