War And Unrest

Assaults by Taliban raise questions about US plan for peace

Aug 14, 2018

Taliban's ability to attack is raising questions about US plan for ending war in Afghanistan

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

Aug 14, 2018

Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of which have been spruced up as it readies to welcome thousands of visitors

Wyoming officials oppose returning war-trophy church bells

Aug 14, 2018

Elected officials from Wyoming oppose plans to return church bells seized as war trophies from the Philippines over a century ago

US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn Yemen

Aug 13, 2018

Seven ships loaded with wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest of the United States are sailing for Yemen, where a stalemated three-year civil war has pushed over 8 million people to the brink of starvation

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

Aug 13, 2018

A U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat _ as does al-Qaida

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

Aug 13, 2018

A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace

US commando dies after explosion in southern Afghanistan

Aug 13, 2018

A U.S. Army special forces soldier died Sunday from wounds he received earlier this month in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province.

UK Labour leader under fire over Palestinian wreath-laying

Aug 13, 2018

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, facing allegations of enabling anti-Semitism, has acknowledged he was present at a wreath-laying to Palestinians allegedly linked to the murder of 11 Israelis at the 1972 Munich Olympics

UAE responds to AP report on deals with al-Qaida in Yemen

Aug 13, 2018

The United Arab Emirates says it is actively fighting al-Qaida's branch in Yemen after an Associated Press report outlined how Emirati forces cut secret deals with the militants to get them to abandon territory

The Latest: UN: More than 130 killed in Syria in recent days

Aug 13, 2018

The United Nations says at least 134 people, including many children, were killed over the weekend in northern Syria


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