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  • Video of Islamic State capabilities impresses military experts

    IRBIL, Iraq The video opens with high-definition footage shot from a drone flying over an oil refinery in central Iraq, but this video isn't from a multimillion-dollar American drone. It's from a drone operated by the Islamic State that likely cost a...
  • US dispatches elite troops to train Ukrainians

    WASHINGTON Hundreds of elite American paratroopers on Monday began training Ukrainian soldiers in the highest-level training mission the United States has yet to undertake in that Eastern European nation. The Pentagon said that the assignment of 300 "Sky...
  • Philippines starts South China Sea war games with US, Australia

    MANILA, Philippines More than 11,000 soldiers from the Philippines, U.S. and Australia began joint drills in the South China Sea, as the Philippines' military chief called China's building work on disputed reefs "worrisome" and a source of friction with...
  • US, Ukraine start military training, defying Russian fury

    Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. Speaking under driving rain at a military base in the western...
  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed

    He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe...
  • Pakistan agrees to send ships to search for guns off Yemen

    ISLAMABAD Yielding to pressure from staunch ally Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has agreed to help an Arab military coalition enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen and is expected to announce the deployment of navy warships to the busy commercial...
  • Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

    More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops and turning it...
  • Putin confident on economy, offers to mend ties with West

    Russia has weathered the worst of its economic troubles and is on the road to recovery, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in TV show, offering to normalize ties with the West if it treats Moscow as an equal partner and not a...
  • Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi

    Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi
    More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops and turning it...
  • Fierce fighting as rebels move on holdouts in Yemen's Aden

    Fierce fighting as rebels move on holdouts in Yemen's Aden
     Pitched fighting intensified Monday in Yemen's second-largest city, Aden, leaving streets littered with bodies, as Shiite rebels and their allies waged their strongest push yet to seize control of the main bastion of supporters of their rival, the...
  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi

    Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi
    Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for control of Ramadi on Thursday, officials said, attempting to thwart the militant group’s latest bid to overrun government-held areas of Anbar province. Ramadi, the capital of Sunni Muslim-dominated...