China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

Jun 23, 2015

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Monday. The Pentagon’s chief operating officer, ...

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

Jun 23, 2015

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO’s new rapid reaction force, to help Europe defend against potential Russian aggression from the east and the Islamic State and other violent extremists from the south. Defense Secretary ...

Jun 21, 2015

Tuareg rebel group signs peace deal with Mali government

Mali’s main coalition of Tuareg separatist rebels signed a peace agreement with the government Saturday more than a month after other armed groups did so, though critics said the deal still fails to address the impunity now rampant in the north. An Associated Press ...

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Jun 20, 2015

Global terrorist attacks spiked 35% in 2014: U.S.

Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. The attacks — largely by the Islamic State group and Boko Haram — raised the number of terrorist acts ...

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Jun 19, 2015

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government official said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram ...

Jun 17, 2015

Report says U.N. needs reform to tackle today's challenges

The United Nations and other international institutions are in urgent need of reform if they are to tackle global challenges ranging from massive violence in fragile states to runaway climate change and global economic shocks, a high-level commission said in a report that was ...

Jun 16, 2015

Eastern Ukrainians stage rare rally against rebel militants

Several hundred Ukrainians in the country’s war-torn east demanded Monday that pro-Russian insurgents remove scores of rocket launchers from crowded city neighbourhoods and stop provoking return government fire on their homes. The small but unusual demonstration outside the offices of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s ...