US troops

(FILES) Protesters react as a man holds up a sign demanding that soldiers from the United States Army leave Niger without negotiation during a demonstration in Niamey, on April 13, 2024. - The United States agreed on April 19 to withdraw its more than 1,000 troops from Niger, officials said, upending its posture in West Africa where the country was home to a major drone base. (Photo by AFP)

Hundreds in Niger tell US troops to go home

Hundreds protested on Sunday against the US troop presence in military-ruled Niger where a delegation from Washington is expected within days to arrange an orderly withdrawal.
3 months ago
This handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) meeting with CIA Director William Burns at the presidential palace in Cairo on April 7, 2024. - The war between Israel and Hamas entered its seventh month on April 7 as US and other negotiators were expected to join the protagonists in Cairo in a renewed push for a ceasefire and hostage release deal. (Photo by EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == - === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == /

US troops head to region as fears grow of Gaza war’s spread

Troop reinforcements from Israel's ally the United States headed to the region on Saturday, with fears of wider war growing more than six months into Israel's battle against Hamas militants in the
3 months ago
(FILES) US President Joe Biden speaks about his Bidenomics agenda at Tioga Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 2023. - US President Joe Biden abruptly called off a trip October 16, 2023 to Colorado, as he weighs an invitation to go to Israel to show support as it wages war against Hamas. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Three US troops killed in Jordan, Biden vows reprisal

A drone attack on a base in Jordan killed three American troops on Sunday, with President Joe Biden blaming Iran-backed militants and vowing to hold the perpetrators to account.
6 months ago
South Korean marines gather on the beach after the amphibious landing exercise during the joint Cobra Gold exercise in the coastal Thai province of Chonburi on March 3, 2023. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Over 6,000 US troops in Thailand for war games

Thousands of US soldiers joined Thai and South Korean troops on a beach in Thailand on Friday for one of the largest annual military exercises in Asia.
1 year ago
Celebratory gunfires light up part of the night sky after the last US aircraft took off from the airport in Kabul early on August 31, 2021. The US military announced it has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan after a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist Taliban in power, despite billions of dollars spent trying to rebuild the conflict-wracked country. AFP

US troops pull out of Afghanistan, ending 20-year war

The United States has pulled all its troops out of Afghanistan, ending its longest war to cries of shame at home and celebratory gunfire from its victorious Taliban enemies in Kabul.
3 years ago
(FILES) In this file photograph taken on July 7, 2018, US Army soldiers from NATO look on as U.S. flag flies at a checkpoint during a patrol against Islamic State militants at the Deh Bala district in the eastern province of Nangarhar Province. Two American troops were killed and six others wounded when an Afghan soldier armed with a machine gun opened fire, the US military confirmed on February 9. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP

Drone attacks Iraq base hosting US troops

A drone attack has been carried out on a military base in Iraqi Kurdistan that hosts American troops, without causing any casualties, the US-led coalition said Saturday. The attack comes with Iraqi
3 years ago
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard at the back of a vehicle at a road checkpoint outside Bagram Air Base, after all US and NATO troops left, some 70 Km north of Kabul on July 2, 2021. (Photo by Zakeria HASHIMI / AFP)

Afghanistan to rush troops to border as Taliban extend gains

The Taliban claimed to be in control of 85 percent of Afghanistan as authorities Saturday prepared to retake a key border crossing seized by the insurgents in a sweeping offensive launched as
3 years ago
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand guard at a road checkpoint outside Bagram Air Base, after all US and NATO troops left, some 70 Km north of Kabul on July 2, 2021. (Photo by Zakeria HASHIMI / AFP)

Taliban seize key Kandahar district after fierce fighting

The Taliban have captured a key district in their former bastion of Kandahar after fierce night-time fighting with Afghan government forces, officials said Sunday,.....
3 years ago
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