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).

US, allies review Afghan pullback options: Report

U.S. and allied defence officials, increasingly wary of White House plans to scale back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, are reviewing new drawdown options that include keeping thousands of American troops in the country beyond the end of 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

US and South Korea troops stage massive live-dire drill

South Korean and US troops staged their biggest-ever joint live-fire drill on Friday, including a simulated mechanised assault deep into North Korean territory, just days after the two Koreas ended a tense military standoff.

US hopefuls split on sending ground troops to Middle East

Republican presidential candidates are split on whether the US should send ground troops to the Middle East to combat Islamic State forces.

Chattanooga shooter was suicidal, bankrupt: Report

Chattanooga shooter was suicidal, bankrupt: Report

The man who killed five US troops in Tennessee was suicidal, preparing for bankruptcy and struggling with drug abuse, a family representative told local media.

John McCain denounces US troop withdrawal plan in Afghanistan

Influential Senator John McCain said Saturday the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 would be a "serious mistake", as stretched local forces battle a resurgent Taliban.

Nepal earthquake: Troops continue to search for missing US chopper with eight aboard

The search for the missing US Marine helicopter with eight people aboard continued on Wednesday, a day after fresh earthquake hit Nepal and wreaked havoc.

36 killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraq prison break: Police

Forty inmates in a prison in eastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, have escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police officers and 30 prisoners, authorities said on Saturday.

Pentagon refutes Russian claim, says no US troops in eastern Ukraine

The Pentagon on Thursday denied Russian allegations that U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, calling Moscow`s claims a "ridiculous attempt to shift the focus" from its own activities in the region.