In an escalation of America’s clandestine war in Yemen, a small contingent of U.S. troops is providing targeting data for Yemeni airstrikes as government forces battle to dislodge Al Qaeda militants and other insurgents in the country’s restive south, U.S. and
An Afghan male in a stolen vehicle drove onto the runway ramp at a U.S. airbase in southern Afghanistan and ran from the scene in flames shortly before Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed Wednesday, officials said.
U.S. and NATO soldiers have been ordered to take extraordinary precautions against being shot by Afghan troops, including designating “guardian angels” to keep watch at joint bases around the clock, according to a senior military official.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton charged Tuesday that Russia is sending military attack helicopters to Syria, and warned that the move could escalate the 15-month-old conflict “quite dramatically.”
Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. this week was summoned back to Islamabad. The envoy, Husain Haqqani, faces questioning about his role in a purported attempt to get Washington's help in reining in Pakistan's powerful military.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Egyptian and Israeli counterparts this weekend about Egyptian unrest, Pentagon officials said Sunday. Gates spoke by telephone to Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the Egyptian minister of defense, about the si
Top U.S. officials stepped up overt and behind-the-scenes pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday, saying he needs to begin handing over power to a new generation now and demanding his government curb the violence unleashed against opponents.
One of Mexico's most-wanted drug trafficking suspects was captured Saturday night at his Tijuana home after a fierce shootout with authorities, providing some good news amid the border city's raging drug war. Eduardo Arellano...
The birthplace of one of Mexico's most infamous drug cartels looks more and more like its graveyard. Gunmen and associates of the Arellano Felix cartel, rulers of the city's criminal underworld for two decades, are being massacred by the...