| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:58 PM
BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:20 AM
ATLANTA Terrorists sought to kidnap and kill Hadi Lazim when he served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Baghdad during the war in Iraq.
He fled to the U.S. with a special visa in 2010 and has steadily helped his five sons legally immigrate here...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:38 AM
A suicide blast targeting a foreign military convoy has killed at least four civilians in the Afghan capital, authorities said.
Residents of the Darulaman neighborhood of West Kabul told The Times they heard a loud blast at 11:30 a.m. local time.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON The Obama administration's lethal return to Iraq will test a public resolve depleted by the past decade of war.
Interviews, instant polling and the social media fire hose following the U.S. airstrikes Friday revealed deep ambivalence in a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Kabul (dpa) A NATO soldier was killed and 15 others injured Tuesday in a shooting attack by an Afghan soldier at a military school west of Kabul, Afghan and German defence officials said.
An Afghan security source said the incident took place at the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Using secret tunnels built by Saddam Hussein and rough terrain to outfox Iraqi troops, Islamic State insurgents are getting dangerously close to Baghdad with the support of heavily-armed Sunni tribesmen, Iraqi security and intelligence officials said....
| Aug 2, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts.
The incident was the latest example of...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:05 PM
JERUSALEM An attack by Hamas militants on an Israeli army unit working to clear tunnels in the Gaza Strip killed two Israeli soldiers and ended what was to have been a three-day cease-fire less than two hours after it went into effect Friday morning.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:08 AM
The Syrian government has escalated its use of "barrel bombs" against densely populated neighborhoods near Aleppo in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the indiscriminate and deadly explosives, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Wearing long hijabs, the anonymous women squeeze quietly into crowds, barely noticed.
One slipped in among students gathered Wednesday at a notice board of a college campus in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. She detonated a hidden bomb, killing...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A young suicide bomber with explosives hidden beneath his cap assassinated a politically influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, a provincial official said.
The 24-year-old attacker blew himself up in a reception room at...