The Kremlin is increasing arms sales, security pacts and training programs as the American defense secretary weighs withdrawing troops from the continent.
With public opinion firmly against allowing the return of those who left to fight in Syria and Iraq, the French justice system finds itself facing the strange concept of the “ghost trial.”
The Arab Middle East is far too weakened and divided to support a Trump administration strategy for containing the Islamic republic’s ambitions.
A woman and her children were retrieved from a detention camp in Syria, spurring debate at home after she was charged with being part of a terrorist organization.
The jihadists are poised for a comeback.
Facing hostility in five former colonies over a stalled fight against extremists, President Emmanuel Macron has taken a harsh public stance. Few expect him to follow through.
After U.S. airstrikes killed an Iranian leader, Iraq’s Parliament voted to expel American forces. Some Iraqi officials say that would be disastrous for Iraq.
The bomb, which tore through Friday evening prayers at a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan, also injured at least 18 more, with many in critical condition.
Let’s tally up the results of his efforts with Iran.
Iran said its bombings in Iraq had “concluded proportionate measures” against the United States, but officials around the region said that did not mean it was done maneuvering.
The president also made inaccurate claims on Tuesday about ISIS fighters and his record on the Iraq war.
Allegations that killing Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani crossed a line draw on two definitions of the term — one legal, one colloquial — whose dissonance reveals how far executive power has expanded.
Unstable and impeached, the president pushes the U.S. toward war with Iran.
The Pentagon has directed about 4,500 troops to the region atop the roughly 50,000 already there as tensions rise with Iran. They are reinforcing their outposts, bases and airfields.
¿Quién era el general iraní asesinado el 3 de enero? Como figura clave en los esfuerzos expansionistas de su país, su muerte podría instaurar un nuevo capítulo de tensiones geopolíticas en la región.
The administration has sacrificed a crucial relationship with Iraq at the altar of a dangerous policy on Iran.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added to President Trump’s earlier message that the U.S. might attack Iran if it took hostile actions against American interests for the strike on Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.
American forces in Iraq and Syria will now focus on protecting themselves.
The American assassination of a top Iranian commander may make it impossible for American forces to stay in Iraq. That could ease an ISIS comeback.
The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional axis of Shiite power.
The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional bloc of Shiite power.
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, who issued the warning after an American contractor was killed by an Iranian-supported militia, said, “The game has changed.”
Retaliation against an Iran-backed militia set off anti-American protests that could strengthen Iran’s hand.
An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.