U.S. tells Russia military cooperation in Syria is not guaranteed

Sep 17, 2016

U.S. tells Russia military cooperation in Syria is not guaranteed

The United States warned Russia on Friday that potential military cooperation envisioned by a cease-fire deal in Syria will not happen unless humanitarian aid begins to flow into Aleppo and other besieged communities. The warning came as President Barack Obama’s top national security aides ...

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Sep 17, 2016

LDP groups ask Abe for tougher sanctions on North Korea

Two groups from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a request to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea following its fifth nuclear test. In the request, submitted Friday, the LDP’s Headquarters for North Korean Abductions and Foreign Affairs ...

Southwest Yemen clashes leave at least 40 killed

Sep 16, 2016

Southwest Yemen clashes leave at least 40 killed

Forty people were killed in fighting between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government forces around southwest Yemen’s main city of Taiz, military sources said Thursday. Col. Sadeq al-Hassani, spokesman for the loyalist forces, told AFP that 27 Houthis and 13 pro-government fighters were killed as ...

Yemen airstrikes, firefights claim at least 15

Sep 15, 2016

Yemen airstrikes, firefights claim at least 15

At least 12 rebels and three pro-government fighters were killed in fierce battles in southwestern Yemen on Wednesday, military sources said. Loyalist forces attacked rebel positions in Kirsh area in Lahj province, killing seven insurgents, said Gen. Fadhl Hasan, who is leading pro-government troops ...

U.S., Israel to sign record military aid deal

Sep 14, 2016

U.S., Israel to sign record military aid deal

The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington’s closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. The deal will represent the ...