Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.
A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Friday, injuring four officers and a bystander, and lunged at security guards with a knife before being shot and wounded, the police said
A Marine general said Thursday that his decision to order a retrial for a sergeant who already has served six years for the killing of an Iraqi civilian was not affected by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ statement that the victim “was murdered.”
As some 700 Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit wrapped up a month of training in Kuwait and returned to ship Sunday, Kuwaiti and U.S. officials were finalizing a large-scale U.S. Central Command exercise later this month in the Persian Gulf state.
Robert Ford was one of the Syrian rebels' loudest cheerleaders in Washington, agitating from within a reluctant administration to arm moderates to fight Bashar Assad's brutal regime. In recent weeks, however, Ford has dropped his call to provide weapons to the rebels.
The Afghan government has made strides in reducing the number of detainees tortured or abused by security forces, but more than a third of those taken prisoner during the conflict still say they’ve faced ill treatment, according to the United Nations.
Jordan’s small air force has been playing an outsize role in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, not only flying more missions than any other partner nation but also opening its bases to other allies to allow them to mount more sorties.
As Iraqi troops fight to recapture the Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi from the Islamic State, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met Monday with U.S. troops and high-ranking officials in neighboring Kuwait to discuss the fight against the terrorist group.