Aug 24, 2016

Turkey launches operation to free Syrian town from Islamic State group

Turkey’s military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey’s prime minister’s office said. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the operation, which began hours after Turkey indicated it would step up ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.N. command condemns North Korean mine-laying on border

North Korea has been laying fresh land mines on its side of the demilitarized zone, the U.N. Command said Tuesday. The mining follows a spate of high-profile defections and appears aimed at preventing its troops from fleeing. Military personnel were seen planting mines on ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Pentagon claims exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

Aug 23, 2016

Pentagon claims exclusion zone in Syria is not a 'no fly zone'

Syria has been warned not to fly warplanes in areas where American troops are advising Kurdish and Arab forces fighting the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said on Monday. But it insisted this does not amount to a “no fly zone.” Reporters pushed press ...

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Aug 22, 2016

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack Monday, as Pyongyang issued bellicose threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes in retaliation. The two-week annual Ulchi Freedom exercise is largely computer-simulated, but still involves around ...

Aug 22, 2016

China stages live-firing drills in Tonkin Gulf amid tensions

China’s coast guard launched live-firing exercises in the Tonkin Gulf on Monday, the latest in a series of military drills that come amid renewed tensions among disputants to territory in the South China Sea. The Maritime Safety Administration said ships and boats were barred ...