'Huge' effort needed to fight Boko Haram: U.S. commander

Jan 28, 2015

'Huge' effort needed to fight Boko Haram: U.S. commander

Turning the tide against Boko Haram will require a “huge” international effort, a top U.S. military commander warned on Tuesday, taking a swipe at Nigeria’s response to the emboldened extremists. Relations between the Nigerian and U.S. militaries have been strained with Nigeria canceling training ...

Jul 5, 2014

Iraqi prime minister fires another general, federal police chief

Iraq’s military spokesman says the prime minister has removed the chief of the army’s ground forces and the head of the federal police from their posts. Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed papers on Saturday to retire Lt. Gen. Ali ...

Mar 1, 2013

Thailand inks deal on talks with militants

Thailand signed its first-ever public agreement with a rebel group in its Muslim-majority south Thursday, pledging to work toward peace talks aimed at ending a festering insurgency. The potentially historic pledge was signed in Kuala Lumpur by Paradorn Pattanathabutr, secretary general of Thailand’s National ...