TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea put aside frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday in a rare display of unity.
A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province Tuesday after his patrol triggered a roadside bomb. The blast also wounded another American and six Afghan soldiers.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached last year between Iran and six world powers lifted sanctions against Iran’s aviation sector, allowing aircraft manufacturers like Boeing and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran. But the fact that those prohibitions have been lifted does not mean that the rationale behind them has changed.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish and Syrian rebel forces, aided by U.S. aircraft and Special Operations advisers, have launched a major cross-border offensive aimed at capturing the Islamic State's last stronghold on Syria's border with Turkey.
SEOUL — As the United States has looked for various ways to punish North Korea for its nuclear intransigence, one factor has remained constant: China.
Last week I asked whether government secrecy is dead in the internet and social media era. Yet, the web is just one of the myriad commercially-owned data streams that poses a challenge to government secrecy in modern times.
DIBAGA CAMP, Iraq (AP) — As the Islamic State group loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing strains in their rule over areas they still control, growing more brutal, killing deserters and relying on younger and younger recruits, according to residents who fled battleground territories.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With suspicions on both sides mounting, the United States is struggling to preserve its wobbly partnership with Turkey as it entertains a closer relationship with Russia and fumes over a U.S.-based cleric it blames for orchestrating last month's failed coup attempt.
Members of the elite Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) will soon wear their own breast insignia pin, a decoration that is expected to have deep cultural significance in the force and draw comparisons to the Trident worn by Navy SEALs.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's artillery shelled Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, a senior Turkish official said, amid reports that Turkey-backed Syrian rebels were preparing an offensive against an IS-held border town in northern Syria.
After nearly a month of airstrikes against the Islamic State fighters dug in around the Libyan city of Sirte, U.S. helicopter gunships have been dispatched to help root out the extremist group from some of the denser parts of the city.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has "fatally wounded" Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, but there was no way to confirm yet another claim of the death of Nigeria's Islamic extremist leader.