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Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military

Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military

Japan on Tuesday loosened the bonds on its powerful military, proclaiming the right to go into battle in defence of allies, in a highly controversial shift in the nation’s pacifist stance. After months of political horsetrading and browbeating of opponents, […]


Blackwater threatened to kill US official in Iraq: report

Blackwater threatened to kill US official in Iraq: report

The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company’s performance, The New York Times reported Monday. The Times, citing an internal State Department memorandum, said […]


US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit

The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq’s top Shiite cleric urged the country’s leaders […]


Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria’s declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world’s chemical watchdog said on Monday. “As we speak, the ship (carrying the […]


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 […]


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 […]


 
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