As the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State nears its end, a new campaign of revenge and retribution is underway by Iraqi forces against those suspected of fighting for or aiding the militant group. Human rights organizations report…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
Iran continues to be the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in a new report that also noted a decline in the number of terrorist attacks globally between 2015 and 2016.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group, according to U.S. officials.
The department's announcement comes after Mosul was officially declared liberated earlier this week. The Iraqi city had been under ISIS control since 2014.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S.-backed Iraqi army won the battle for Mosul on Sunday, ousting the Islamic State from the city it seized three years ago. Though sporadic resistance by cornered ISIS militants continues, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory nine months…
By Michael D. Regan
More than three years after the Islamic State captured Mosul, Iraqi forces on Sunday retook the city from the self-proclaimed caliphate after months of intense fighting.
By Associated Press
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the agreement with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria is "our first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together" there.
By Lorne Cook and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
More than 16 years into the Afghanistan war, the United States and its NATO allies wrangled anew on Thursday over how to meet the need for more troops to counter the resurgent Taliban and help the Afghan forces break a…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The Pentagon said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.
By Robert Burns, Matthew Lee, Associated Press
As Syria's complex war ramps up, the Trump administration is scrambling to tamp down tensions and avoid open hostilities with the Russians.
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