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3500 more US troops headed to Afghanistan, officials say

The US will deploy additional 3,500 troops in Afghanistan, taking the total number of soldiers stationed in the war-torn country to 14,500.

11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

11,000 US troops in Afghanistan, acknowledges Pentagon

About 11,000 US troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated.

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

US forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies

Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region. 

Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

Donald Trump warns of strong economic actions against Venezuela's Maduro

US President Donald Trump has warned Venezuela of strong and swift economic actions if the country's ruling party goes ahead with plans to rewrite the its constitution.

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

ISIS-K on back-foot in Afghanistan after group's head Abu Sayed's death: Pentagon

The Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) has lost its hold in Afghanistan, days after the terror group's head Abu Sayed, was killed by US troops in an airstrike, the Pentagon has said.

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

US military dismisses chance of massive troop surge in Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday dismissed chances of a return to the major US troop deployments to Afghanistan.

Manuel Antonio Noriega, former CIA agent who got on the wrong side of the US

Noriega, 83, died in a hospital late Monday as he was recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour. He was dictator of Panama 1983-1989.

Most US troops kicked out for misconduct had mental illness: Study

A majority of US troops discharged from the military for misconduct during a four-year period ending in 2015 had been diagnosed with mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury, a new study found.

Donald Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist US-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group.

4,000 US troops to be deployed in Poland in 2017: US commander

Some 4,000 US soldiers along with vehicles and other equipment will be deployed in Poland in 2017, a US senior commander said on Tuesday.
 

US to send 200 more troops to Syria to fight IS

 The Pentagon said on Saturday the US would deploy about 200 additional troops to Syria in the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS).

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippines` Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Philippines` President Rodrigo​ Duterte wants US troops out in two years

Philippines` President Rodrigo​ Duterte wants US troops out in two years

 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he wants US troops out of his country in the next two years and is willing to scrap defence pacts with longtime ally Washington if necessary.

Sulphur cloud from IS-torched Iraq plant kills two civilians, hundreds fall sick

Sulphur cloud from IS-torched Iraq plant kills two civilians, hundreds fall sick

Qayyarah hospital has checked at least 500 people complaining of breathing problems over the past two days but officials announced Saturday that the fire had been extinguished.

Iraqi Shi'ite cleric tells followers to target US troops fighting Islamic State

Powerful Shi`ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr instructed his followers on Sunday to target U.S. troops deploying to Iraq as part of the military campaign against Islamic State.

US to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into 2017: Barack Obama

US to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into 2017: Barack Obama

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that 8,400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still "precarious" security situation in the war-ravaged country.

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.