Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians.
Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general’s report issued late Monday.
The Obama administration missed key opportunities over the past six months to beat back the Islamic State assault on Iraq with targeted drone strikes, lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday.
In the twilight of a U.S.-led combat mission that has claimed the lives of more than 3,300 foreign troops and tens of thousands of Afghans, the Taliban’s military position is in many ways as strong as ever.
The Afghan National Army's tanks barely look ready to drive around the block, let alone fight a war. But from a base on the outskirts of the capital city of Kabul, a few hundred Afghan soldiers still ride rusting museum pieces into battle against the Taliban.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent Friday in Afghanistan meeting with political leaders in a bid to defuse a deepening dispute over the presidential elections that threatens the future of international aid and involvement in the country.
Senators on Thursday pressed nominees to top military posts on how to avoid a repeat of the recent Iraq debacle — where a U.S.-trained military collapsed in the face of a smaller insurgent force — in Afghanistan as the war there draws to a close.
The American Forces Network station in Bahrain is getting a much needed upgrade that involves replacing everything from the radio board to the floor mats, as AFN officials strive to improve the station’s signal.