| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:01 AM
The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants and fewer extremist messages in Arab media.
Meeting Arab leaders...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:53 PM
A series of bomb blasts Sunday targeting a compound housing Kurdish security and intelligence forces in the northeast Iraq province of Diyala killed at least 58 people and wounded scores more, according to Iraqi officials.
A suicide bomber detonated...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:49 AM
The California man who was sentenced to prison in North Korea last week deliberately sought to get arrested so he could meet another American imprisoned in the country, negotiate for his release and ultimately expose “the ‘human rights...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:56 PM
As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:47 PM
U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:02 PM
China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday acknowledged an encounter between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy aircraft in recent days but rejected as “totally groundless” Pentagon assertions that the Chinese pilot conducted an...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:37 PM
President Barack Obama said on Thursday he had authorized "targeted" U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq and military airdrops of humanitarian supplies to besieged religious minorities there to prevent a "potential act of...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:52 PM
President Obama said on Wednesday Ukraine did not need additional military assistance to help fight insurgents in the eastern part of the country but a Russian invasion would raise "a different set of questions."
Obama's comments came after NATO said ...