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The US military is ‘closely monitoring’ a Russian submarine that surfaced off Alaska
U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command are closely monitoring a Russian submarine that surfaced near Alaska on August 27
Afghan President vows to expedite release of 2,000 Taliban prisoners
"As a responsible government we take one more step forward," he said.
Russian troops forbidden from carrying smartphones so they can’t reveal military activity and hazing rituals by accident
According to the decree, signed on May 6, military personnel may not possess gadgets that can track locations and transmit audio and photo materials.
Trump and Putin commemorate 75th anniversary of when US and Soviet soldiers overcame differences during World War II
They marked the historic handshake by U.S. and Soviet troops on April 25, 1945.
Iranian official who took part in 1979 hostage crisis dies from coronavirus
Hossein Sheikholeslam, an adviser to Iran's foreign minister who took part in the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis, died late on March 5.
‘All they have to do is ask’ — Trump says he’s willing to help Iran battle coronavirus
"We will have great professionals over there."
Turkey retaliates against Syrian forces after 33 of its soldiers killed in air strikes
Turkey says at least 33 of its soldiers have been killed in an air strike by Russia-backed Syrian government forces in northwestern Syria, rising tensions between Ankara and Damascus ally Moscow
At least six killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan despite ‘reduction of violence’ deal
Afghan officials say at least six people have been killed in a Taliban attack in the northern Balkh Province, amid a weeklong "reduction of violence" agreed between the United States and the Taliban
There were over 10,000 civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2019 for sixth year in a row
A new UN report shows just how high the civilian cost of war in Afghanistan was in 2019.
Iraq is considering deeper military ties with Russia amid strained relations with the US
Iraq's Defense Ministry says it has discussed the possibilities for deepening military cooperation with Russia, as ties between Baghdad and Washington fray following a U.S. air strike that killed a top Iranian general in the country
Ex-German Army interpreter accused of spying for Iranian intelligence
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty. A trial for a German-Afghan national suspected of...
Taliban expects an Afghan peace deal within ‘days’
We shall see.
US issues alert warning of potential Iranian cyberattacks
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory bulletin warning of a potential cyberattack by Iran in the wake of a U.S. drone attack that killed a senior Iranian military commander
US designates Iraqi militia group as foreign terrorist organization
The move comes hours after a U.S. drone strike killed the powerful commander of the elite Quds Force in an attack in Baghdad, igniting outrage in Iran.
The Taliban has overtaken ISIS as the world’s deadliest terrorist group
A new survey finds the Taliban were responsible for the deaths of more than 6,000 people last year.
NATO chief to squabbling allies: Stop, collaborate, and listen
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on the security alliance's allies to maintain and strengthen their "unity," saying the organization is "the only guarantor of European and transatlantic security."
Afghanistan releases 3 key Taliban prisoners in apparent exchange for US and Australian hostages
The Afghan government has released three key Taliban prisoners, including Anas Haqqani, the younger brother of Sirajjuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network, in exchange for two professors of the American University of Afgahnistan in Kabul, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has announced.
Russia reportedly delayed the medical evacuation of US defense attache from Moscow
The New York Times reports that U.S. officials believe Russia intentionally delayed a medical flight to evacuate an ill U.S. military attache earlier this year
Russia, Turkey agree to conduct joint patrols in northern Syria to establish new ‘safe zone’
A Kurdish official confirmed that U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish forces had completed their withdrawal from the region
Afghanistan suffered more civilian casualties in July than any other month in the last decade, UN says
The United Nations said that an "unprecedented" number of civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September, calling the violence "totally unacceptable"
3 US diplomats were briefly detained near the site of Russia’s mysterious nuclear accident
The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the diplomats gave notice of their travels, but for a different destination and they "probably lost their way."
Afghan officials tout killing of major Al Qaeda boss in US-backed raid which also left 40 civilians dead
Asim Umar, the chief of Al-Qaeda on the Indian Subcontinent, was killed in a joint U.S.-Afghan raid last month that also killed 40 civilians
Blasts rock Baghdad’s Green Zone as death toll from Iraq protests rises
Over the past three days, nationwide protests over unemployment, corruption and public services have left 18 people dead and over 600 wounded
Both rivals in Afghanistan’s presidential election claim victory in a repeat of 2014
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the country's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, have both claimed victory in a weekend presidential election, a scene reminiscent of the last vote in 2014
Navy drops charges against SEALs accused of abusing detainees in Afghanistan
The four SEALs were accused of abusing bound prisoners alongside Afghan local police