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US deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks

The deployments, decried by Iran as escalatory, have come amid a freeze in direct communication between the United States and Iran that has raised concerns about the increasing risk of an inadvertent conflict.

New tensions with Iran threaten nuclear deal and White House says US troops

The sanctions on Iran’s oil exports were escalated two weeks after the country’s Revolutionary Guard was placed on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations — the first time that the designation was given to an arm of another nation’s government.


Where terrorism is rising in Africa and the US is leaving

Trump ordered the withdrawal of all 2,000 US troops from Syria, although he since has softened it to allow at least 400 remain. A new Pentagon plan also would pull all 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan over the next five years

A messy peace

As negotiations for a new political framework in Afghanistan get complicated, Delhi must focus on remaining relevant.

Identifying remains of US troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

The forensic experts will face the challenge of identifying the remains. Among the techniques they could use are detective work with old photos, comparing DNA from remains to that of missing soldiers' relatives and analysis of dental work.

Seven US troops injured in attack by rogue Afghan soldier

A spokesperson for the NATO defense mission in Afghanistan confirmed that the incident took place at Camp Shaheen in the capital of Balkh province Mazar-e-Sharif.


Chuck Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

US troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days.

Premature to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula. The top US diplomat insisted before any such moves could happen North Korea must first show a serious commitment to […]

Obama to reveal strategy to tackle ISIS threat on Wednesday

Obama said the entire international community understands that ISIS was something that has to be dealt with.

John Kerry urges inclusive Iraqi government, rules out sending troops

We are urging him to form a new cabinet as swiftly as possible: US Secretary of State John Kerry.