The Washington Post

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 05:46
The Pentagon plans to announce significant roll backs in the U.S. program to back rebel factions in Syria, possibly shifting to more contacts with Kurdish forces that have battled the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:09
The United Nations’ top human rights official is calling on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties and replacing them with well-trained police.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:30
The alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal that has rocked the Guatemalan government told a judge Monday that former President Otto Perez Molina and former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti actually drove the scheme.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 06:12
U.S.-backed rebels in Syria appealed to the Obama administration Friday for anti­aircraft missiles to defend their positions against relentless Russian airstrikes that have so far mostly targeted the moderate opposition to President Bashar al-Assad’s rule
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 06:19
As the battles to retake the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Baiji have stalled, the U.S.-led operation to train and assist the Iraqi Army is facing its own internal problems, according to a Pentagon Inspector General report released Wednesday.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:29
The head of the U.S. military’s Africa Command, on a visit to Uganda, on Wednesday awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit to six Ugandan military officers, including the country’s top military commander, according to the U.S. Embassy in Uganda.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:19
As their mission stretches into a fifth year, U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find Kony’s trail. Working from a new bush camp in the Central African Republic, U.S. forces have begun working closely with Muslim rebels — known as Seleka — who toppled the central government two years ago and triggered a still-raging sectarian war with a campaign of mass rapes and executions.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:09
Syrian rebels trained by U.S. military said they turned over equipment and vehicles to militants linked with al-Qaeda to ensure safe passage through a dangerous area and were threatened with an ambush if they did not do so, according to the U.S. military.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 06:29
What is needed, in addition to a humane refugee policy, is a fundamentally different approach to the Syrian civil war that holds out the promise not only of defeating the Islamic State and, over time, President Bashar al-Assad but also of relieving as much of the humanitarian tragedy unfolding there as possible — and soon.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 06:16
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebel group announced a major breakthrough Wednesday in peace talks, bringing the country to the verge of ending one of the world’s longest-running wars.