Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Jul 26, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen on Saturday, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said. Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced ...

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad on Thursday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings. Carter was to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Sunni Arab tribal leaders from ...

Afghanistan's Bamiyan on frontline of war-zone tourism

Jul 23, 2015

Afghanistan's Bamiyan on frontline of war-zone tourism

Trudging halfway up a jagged goat trail, guide Mohammad Ibrahim extolled the panoramic view — a vast, ancient landscape of russet-hued cliffs that is on the frontline of Afghan efforts to jump-start war-zone tourism. Bamiyan — famous for empty hillside niches that once sheltered ...

Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

Jul 23, 2015

Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

As negotiators were grasping for a landmark nuclear deal, they hit a roadblock over Iran’s once-secret enrichment site at Fordo, a fortified bunker buried deep in a mountainside — potentially impervious to U.S. or Israeli airstrikes. The United States wanted the facility shuttered, but ...