IS kills Navy SEAL in Iraq: US official

IS kills Navy SEAL in Iraq: US official

Islamic State fighters killed a member of the U.S. armed forces in northern Iraq on Tuesday, when they pushed through a forward line of Iraqi Kurdish forces, officials said.

UN says North Korea accusations vs US troops 'unsubstantiated'

The American-led UN command today dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that US troops at a border village tried to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting acts."

Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan creates security concerns: Report

Shrinking US presence in Afghanistan creates security concerns: Report

The dwindling US troop presence in Afghanistan is hampering the Pentagon`s ability to train and monitor local security forces, a government watchdog report warned Friday.

US to send 250 more troops to help fight IS in Syria

President Barack Obama said Monday the US would send up to 250 more military trainers to help fight the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.

Barack Obama to send up to 250 more troops to Syria

Barack Obama to send up to 250 more troops to Syria

US troops in Syria are mandated to advise and assist Syrian rebel and anti-Islamic State forces.

Taliban announce start of spring offensive backed by suicide, guerrilla attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan`s Western-backed government from power.

Kerry backs Iraqi leader, no planned increase in US troops

John Kerry also pledged USD 155 million in new US aid to Iraq.

No immediate decision on US troops in Afghanistan: Pentagon

President Barack Obama`s administration has not yet made a decision on whether to ramp up troop levels to counter a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Americans missing in Baghdad kidnapped by Iran-backed militia: Sources

The U.S. sources said Washington had no reason to believe Tehran was involved in the kidnapping.

'United States of America most powerful nation on Earth. Period': Barack Obama

'United States of America most powerful nation on Earth. Period': Barack Obama

The address came amid nervousness in America about terror and the changing economy.

Kim Jong Un visits military as Koreas slide into Cold War standoff

North Korea's leader has taken a victory tour of military headquarters to celebrate the country's widely disputed claim of a hydrogen bomb test.

Trump says South Korea pays 'peanuts' for US troop presence

Under a five-year cost-sharing accord reached two years ago, Seoul agreed to contribute $867 million toward U.S. military costs in 2014.

US not averse to conducting ground raids in Syria to target Islamic State

US not averse to conducting ground raids in Syria to target Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the US is retooling its strategy in Iraq and Syria and would conduct unilateral ground raids if needed to target IS militants.

US troop extension hands Afghanistan a lifeline

The United States' decision to extend its military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016 has thrown the war-ravaged country's government a much needed lifeline.

Taliban vows to escalate attack on US troops in Afghanistan

The Taliban has urged its fighters to carry out intense attacks on American targets in war-torn Afghanistan.

Taliban vow to force foreign troops out of Afghanistan

The Taliban on Thursday said their forces were prepared to keep fighting until American troops pull out of Afghanistan, after US officials said they would extend their military presence in the country beyond 2016.

Ahead of meeting with Nawaz Sharif, Barack Obama says 'sanctuaries for Taliban, other terrorists must end in region'

Ahead of meeting with Nawaz Sharif, Barack Obama says 'sanctuaries for Taliban, other terrorists must end in region'

Ahead of his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister, US President Barack Obama called for ending terrorist sanctuaries in the region.

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials.

'Obama rethinking about pulling US troops out of Afghanistan'

Senior officials in Washington have said that President Barack Obama is having a rethink about withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan.

11 dead in US C-130 plane crash in Afghanistan

The crash occurred at about midnight local time this morning (1930 GMT).