Crew rescued after carrier fighter crashes in Arabian Gulf

May 13, 2015

Crew rescued after carrier fighter crashes in Arabian Gulf

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in the Arabian Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft had launched from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in ...

Jeb Bush says he would have authorized Iraq invasion

May 11, 2015

Jeb Bush says he would have authorized Iraq invasion

Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush said Sunday that he would have authorized the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after strongman Saddam Hussein’s downfall. Bush, the son and brother of two former presidents, pointed out that Democratic front-runner Hillary ...

May 10, 2015

36 killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraqi prison break: police

Forty inmates in a prison in northeastern Iraq, including some convicted of terrorism charges, escaped amid a riot that killed at least six police officers and 30 prisoners, authorities said Saturday. There were conflicting casualty reports on the attack at the Khalis prison in ...

Baghdad car bombings claim at least 20 civilians

Apr 28, 2015

Baghdad car bombings claim at least 20 civilians

A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq’s capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad’s western district of Mansour, killing 10 ...

Apr 24, 2015

Ex-SDF member tried to enter area controlled by Islamic State group

A former Self-Defense Forces member detained in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan autonomous region last February told police he was attempting to enter an area controlled by the Islamic State militant group, investigative sources said Friday. The man in his 20s from Osaka Prefecture was detained ...

Petraeus fined $100,000, gets two years of probation for military leak

Apr 24, 2015

Petraeus fined $100,000, gets two years of probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. The sentencing came two months after ...

U.S. dispels rumors Islamic State leader was wounded in airstrike

Apr 22, 2015

U.S. dispels rumors Islamic State leader was wounded in airstrike

U.S. forces have no reason to think Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike against an Iraqi target last month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. British daily The Guardian had earlier reported that the militant, who styles himself caliph of the ...

22 coalition airstrikes target Islamic State fighters in Iraq

Apr 22, 2015

22 coalition airstrikes target Islamic State fighters in Iraq

The U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday its warplanes carried out 22 strikes in Iraq over 24 hours targeting the Islamic State jihadi group north and west of Baghdad. This was the second 24-hour period in a row of a larger-than-usual number of coalition strikes against ...