Obama orders 350 more US troops to Baghdad: White House

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomatic facilities and staff in the Iraqi capital, the White House said.

US forces headed for Iraq mountain: Kurdish spokesman

US military advisors were headed for Iraq`s Mount Sinjar to study means of evacuating thousands of civilians trapped by jihadists with little food or water, a Kurdish spokesman said Wednesday.

Kerry urges new inclusive government in Iraq; rules out sending troops

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged Iraqi prime minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi to quickly form an inclusive government, while ruling out sending US combat troops to the country.

Iraqi forces ready for US-backed counter-offensive

Iraq`s federal and Kurdish forces on Saturday prepared their bid to reclaim lost ground as US jets pounded jihadist positions to pave the way and also dropped aid to stranded civilians.

US made world more secure, prosperous place: Barack Obama

Asserting that the US has made the world a more secure and prosperous place, President Barack Obama has said that the American leadership is necessary to underwrite the global security and prosperity.

Israel mobilises extra troops as US tops up army`s ammo

Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.

Obama sees Afghanistan set for democratic transfer of power

US President Barack Obama has said Afghanistan will witness the first democratic transfer of power in its history if the two presidential candidates agree to abide by the results of the internationally supervised ballot auditing.

Militants attack Iraq air base, US assessment teams deploy

Militants attacked one of Iraq`s largest air bases on Wednesday as the first US teams arrived to assess the Iraqi security forces and decide how to help counter a mounting Sunni insurgency.

Five US troops killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Five service members of the US troops were killed Monday in a possible friendly fire during a security operation in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

After 2014, no more NATO medevacs for wounded Afghans

The American troops gingerly lifted the wounded Afghan out of the ambulance on the dark runway, carrying him in a stretcher up the ramp of the cargo plane.

1,800 US troops for Afghan counter-terror: Official

The US military said on Wednesday that about 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counter-terror operations, providing that specific breakout for the first time.

Kerry defends Obama`s Afghanistan exit strategy

US Secretary of State John Kerry defended President Barack Obama`s newly announced strategy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan amidst much criticism, media reported.

North Korea says danger of `catastrophic` clash at truce village

North Korea today warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

Barack Obama back home after surprise visit to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama was back in Washington on Monday after a lightning 32-hour trip to Afghanistan to visit US troops.

Obama, in Afghanistan, says he will make troop announcement soon

President Barack Obama, on a visit to Afghanistan, said on Sunday his administration would likely announce soon how many troops the United States will keep in the country, as it winds down its presence after nearly 13 years of war.

Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

President Barack Obama secretly slipped into Afghanistan under the cover of darkness on Sunday for a weekend visit with US troops serving in the closing months of America`s longest war.

US troops deploy to Chad in hunt for Nigerian girls

The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help regional efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

US troops to participate in military drill in Jordan

US troops will take part in a multinational military exercise in Jordan next week in a bid to demonstrate the US commitment to security and stability in the region, the Pentagon said Monday.

Attacks around Iraq`s capital kill 29 people

Bombings and shootings around Iraq`s capital, including an attack involving militants using a fake checkpoint to kill army officers, killed at least 29 people and wounded dozens today, officials said.

Troops needed to shore up shaky South Sudan peace: US

The United States called Wednesday for an immediate deployment of African troops to safeguard a fragile peace deal reached last week by warring sides in South Sudan.