Military Conflicts

Democrats see ‘fire wall’ holding to preserve Iran deal

Published 03/08/2015

WASHINGTON U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives review by Congress, despite fierce opposition [more…]

U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

Published 03/08/2015

WASHINGTON The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies [more…]

Drama helps Lebanese to bridge their city’s divides

Published 29/07/2015

BEIRUT Young people from two warring districts in the Lebanese city of Tripoli are taking to the stage in a comedy inspired by their own [more…]

Saudi-backed fighters battle to extend gains in Yemen’s Aden

Published 21/07/2015

ADEN, Yemen Yemeni fighters backed by Saudi-led air strikes battled to take back northern suburbs of Aden from Houthi opponents on Tuesday, residents said, a [more…]

McCain urges Trump to apologize to U.S. military families

Published 20/07/2015

WASHINGTON Senator John McCain urged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday to apologize to U.S. military families for saying prisoners of war are not [more…]

From Israel perch, U.S. vows to help counter Iran proxy threat

Published 20/07/2015

HUSSEIN LOOKOUT, Israel As U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walked along an Israeli lookout near the border with Lebanon, Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon turned [more…]

Palace scolds Sun for publishing Queen’s childhood ‘Nazi salute’ image

Published 18/07/2015

LONDON Buckingham Palace scolded Rupert Murdoch's top-selling Sun tabloid on Saturday for publishing a previously unknown film from 1933 that appears to show Britain's Queen [more…]

Ex-dictator found mentally unfit for new Guatemala genocide trial

Published 07/07/2015

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's forensic authority declared on Tuesday that ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt is mentally unfit to be tried again on genocide charges, two years [more…]

Obama says U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

Published 06/07/2015

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed [more…]

White House criticizes Senate for not approving appointments to counter Islamic State

Published 06/07/2015

WASHINGTON The White House criticized Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Monday for not approving appointments aimed at fighting the Islamic State. White House spokesman [more…]