The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.
With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- there is still no plan.
State-owned defense contractor Rafael wants to leverage the system's much-vaunted success in protecting Israeli civilians in this summer's Gaza war, hoping to draw navies as buyers for a new maritime version.
Since the time of Abraham. That’s how long Afghan farmer Haji Mohammad Hydar says generations of his family have lived in the area of Afghanistan that now falls in the Sangin district of Helmand province. But no more.
U.S. officials here are urging Americans living in the Persian Gulf kingdom to remain vigilant following an anonymous threat posted on a jihadist website calling for attacks against American and other Western teachers at international schools in the Middle East.
During the 2003-2011 Iraq War, Anbar was the hotbed of the insurgency and many U.S. troops lost their lives fighting there. It is now the scene of some of the fiercest combat between the Islamic State — an offshoot of al-Qaida in Iraq — and the Iraqi security forces.
The international military coalition said Sunday it would continue to provide air support to Afghan forces after the scheduled end of combat operations in December, even as it shuttered a major regional command in the violent Helmand province.
American airstrikes have helped the Iraqi military stall the advance of Islamic State militants, but it will be months before government forces are ready to mount a counteroffensive to reclaim lost territory, U.S. officials said here Thursday.
American paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division have spent the last seven months closing down bases in eastern Afghanistan. At every base, the Taliban have been eager to send them out with a bang. Literally.