With the war in Iraq intensifying as pro-government forces try to stem the tide of Islamic State militants and prepare to wrest back control of cities like Ramadi and Mosul, international aid organizations say resources are drying up for the millions of people displaced by the fighting.
As Afghan forces try to fend off attacks by resurgent militants, the top coalition commander has been meeting with NATO leaders to hammer out details of a plan that could keep thousands of international advisers in the country for years to come.
Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry. It’s a musical recognition of a life ended, a goodbye that hangs in the air as friends and family wipe their tears, look up and know they must live the rest of their lives without someone.
Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the first such reported attack in the central province of Homs.
They carried presidents and astronauts, shot down enemies during war and shuttled American military forces around the globe. Now, they are scattered across a dusty field at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on the outskirts of Tucson.
Veterans of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.
China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defense Ministry says.
The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
The head of the U.N.'s refugee agency says borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, and that the world must do more to support Middle Eastern countries hosting Syrian refugees.
It has been 150 years since the end of the Civil War, that epic conflict that divided our country and eventually led to what we know today as Memorial Day. This story is about three Union soldiers, all ancestors within the writer's family, and how their service and sacrifice in the Union army changed lives.