Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers
Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists ...
Iraq PM says 'thanks but no thanks' to Turkey on Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reiterated his rejection Saturday of Turkish participation in the ongoing offensive to wrest Mosul back from the Islamic State group.
US, Turkey pledge to work closely to deal IS 'lasting defeat'
US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter vowed during a visit to Ankara on Friday to ramp up joint efforts with Turkey to deal Islamic State jihadists a "lasting defeat", the Pentagon said.
Philippine president's Hitler remarks 'deeply troubling'
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Friday blasted the "deeply troubling" remarks by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in which he likened his deadly war on crime to Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews.
US soldier killed in anti-Taliban operation in Afghanistan
A roadside bomb killed an American soldier Tuesday near the capital of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, following the first major US deployment to the southern city since foreign forces withdrew in 2014.
China says it doesn't fear 'trouble' in South China Sea
An Asian security summit ended in discord Sunday after China denounced US "provocations" in the South China Sea and declared it does not fear trouble in the contested waters.