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Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Syria militants now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Militants fighting in Syria’s war put to use for the first time on Sunday American-made Humvees that they seized during a lightning offensive in Iraq this month, a monitor said. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, […]


Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants

Baghdad asked Washington Wednesday to carry out air strikes on militants who attacked Iraq’s main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north, amid warnings the country’s future was at stake. The appeal for strikes — which the White […]


Iraqi leaders’ sectarianism fueled militant advance: US

Iraqi leaders’ sectarianism fueled militant advance: US

Islamist militants have rolled over the Iraqi army because the Shiite-led government has pursued a sectarian agenda that alienated Sunnis, the top-ranking US military officer said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed that Baghdad […]


US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl’s disappearance

The US Army has launched an investigation into why Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing and was later captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old soldier is currently undergoing medical treatment and counseling at a military hospital […]


French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports are expected to top 7 billion euros ($9.5 billion) this year after a rebound in global orders, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. International weapons contracts rose by 42 percent compared to the previous […]


Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Barack Obama returned to Washington on Monday after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq. Obama ran for the White House as a young […]


US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

Washington said Monday it might use a critical fifth round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to discuss with Tehran possible cooperation on tackling the crisis raging in Iraq. The United States and Iran, which have been bitter […]


China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque cove encircled by thick […]


World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday. “Over the past five years there has been a steady decline […]


 
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