The Washington Post

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:06
Two significant reports last week illustrated the awkward role of the United States in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, which has claimed thousands of lives, seen the virtual collapse of the fragile Yemeni state, and sparked a grim humanitarian crisis in what was already the Middle East's most impoverished nation.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 06:30
U.S. aircraft destroyed a car carrying “core al-Qaeda” members in northwestern Syria, Tuesday night, according to Pentagon officials. It is the second strike against the group’s affiliate in Syria in less than 72 hours.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 06:37
A U.S. airstrike targeted a senior al-Qaeda leader in northwestern Syria over the weekend, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 06:21
On March 25, Mara Salvatrucha and two factions of the 18th Street gang announced a cease-fire, a respite from the fighting that has made El Salvador one of the world’s deadliest countries.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:33
The Islamic State is facing an unprecedented cash crunch in its home territory, U.S. counter­terrorism officials say, as months of strikes on oil facilities and ­financial institutions take a deepening toll on the group’s ability to pay its fighters or carry out operations.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:46
As Iraqi security forces took back the city of Ramadi late last year from the Islamic State, there was a near-constant presence overhead: The B-1B Lancer. But the air war has reached a new phase. The B-1B has been redeployed to the United States, and the number of bombs falling on the Islamic State has plummeted since.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:22
The U.S. military has around 5,000 service members in Iraq, officials said on Monday, far more than previously reported, as the Obama administration quietly expands ground operations against the Islamic State.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:48
Police broke up fights between opposing groups of demonstrators outside Brazil’s National Congress building and protests flared in other cities Thursday as the country descended into political chaos amid a standoff between the judiciary and the government.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:31
Russia could rebuild its military presence in Syria in a matter of hours and will maintain powerful air defenses in the country for the foreseeable future, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, as he boasted of a deployment that rescued Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from near defeat.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:19
Disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial killings have become shockingly common under the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fatah al-Sissi. The abuses have largely been ignored by Egypt’s Western allies.