U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

Jul 2, 2016

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

The United States on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama’s secretive counterterrorism campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in airstrikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya. The White House also released an ...

Jul 1, 2016

Obama signs bill easing access to government records

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday measures to give the public greater access to government documents and records under the nearly half-century-old Freedom of Information Act. The new law will require federal agencies to consider releasing records under a “presumption of openness” standard, ...

Jun 30, 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit reflects strong U.S.-Japan ties: report

A recently released U.S. congressional report embraced President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima as a manifestation of a robust relationship between the United States and Japan. The report, by the Congressional Research Service, Congress’ nonpartisan research arm, also focused on the upcoming Upper ...

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Jun 28, 2016

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Dozens of homes were looted and burned as Fallujah was liberated from the Islamic State group, and Iraqi government forces Monday accused the retreating militants. Some provincial police, however, blamed the fires on Shiite militias operating with the federal police. The allegations of sectarian ...