US military has informed Iraqi officials that they would begin evacuating about half of the 800 employees who work for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global at Balad base, north of Baghdad.
The United States ratcheted up pressure on Iran, announcing the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, as Tehran set a 10-day countdown for world powers to fulfil their commitments for a nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.
On the face of it, Shinzo Abe’s visit was a failure, however, by going and speaking to the Iranians the US has established a backdoor channel.
Question by the US Army's Twitter account draws in some 10,000 replies, which paint a harrowing picture of the toll the American wars have taken on those who fought them.
Tehran and Washington have this month been escalating rhetoric against each other, following US President Donald Trump's decision to try to cut Iran's oil exports to zero and beef up the US military presence in the Gulf.
Qatar is trying to "defuse escalating tensions" across the Persian Gulf, Al Jazeera reports amid allegations of oil tanker sabotage, a drone attack by Yemen's Iranian-allied rebels and deployment of US warships and bombers to the region.
Despite ongoing talks between Washington and the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan, US forces and their Afghan allies have killed more civilians than all insurgent groups combined so far this year.
Donald Trump's administration is pushing Iran to the edge but the administration might not understand exactly what that entails.
The casualty figures are far lower than those reported by watchdog groups. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says at least 1,185 civilians were killed during operations conducted by pro-government forces in 2018.
The US State Department's special envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, will lead a delegation to meet Turkish officials to discussTurkey's security concerns in Syria following the US withdrawal from the country.
The recent attack which DAESH claimed responsibility for is the latest chain of emerging links between the terrorist group and the Allied Democratic Force, a shadowy Ugandan-led group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The US Geological Survey puts the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4. At least 11 people were killed when a 6.1 magnitude hit the north of the country on Monday.
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