Two months after President Trump took office, indications are mounting that the military is deepening its involvement in complex wars that lack clear outcomes.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson faces difficult talks over a Turkish constitutional referendum, the fight against ISIS, and Turkish demands for an extradition.
The bomber attacked a police checkpoint, but most of the victims were civilians, Iraqi officials said. No group immediately claimed responsibility.
The remarks by a general were the fullest acceptance of responsibility by an American commander for a March 17 strike that killed scores of civilians.
With Islamic State militants apparently using human shields in Mosul, the United Nations human rights chief called for “an urgent review” of strategy.
On the front lines of the fight against ISIS in west Mosul, a photojournalist for The Times documents the toll on Iraqis who have no safe way to escape.
Recent airstrikes from U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria and Iraq have raised concerns about whether the United States military has become less selective in its targeting.
Times reporters are in Mosul, Iraq, to assess reports that less time is being taken to weigh risks for civilians as the battle intensifies.
The violent three-day confrontation in the northeastern city of Sylhet has left six other people dead, including two police officers, and injured 43.
Paramilitary troops have been working to flush out a group of Islamist radicals holed up in a building in Sylhet with a large cache of ammunition.
Legislators have a constitutional responsibility to approve protracted foreign military action.
The Pentagon had acknowledged on Friday that it was investigating reports that its airstrikes had caused deaths in Mosul.
American military officials insisted that the rules of engagement had not changed in Iraq, despite a recent surge in reports of civilian deaths.
The police say a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood, was the attacker who left four people dead and dozens injured near British Parliament on Wednesday. Mr. Masood was killed by police at the scene.
The deaths underscore the strength of the insurgency in the restive peninsula despite four years of concerted government counterterrorism efforts.
The bold operation marked the first American air assault against the Islamic State in Syria and displayed the new leeway President Trump has given commanders.
At a conclave with foreign leaders, the new secretary of state also discussed progress in the fight against the militants, and urged diplomats to do more.
Residents of Raqqa and activists said hundreds of displaced Syrians had been sheltering in a school when it was hit.
The new secretary of state has not demonstrated much sway over the president or U.S. foreign policy. Will a conclave of world leaders on Wednesday change that?
Punishing strikes in December and January hurt the terrorist group, but it is exploiting the chaos and political vacuum gripping the country, American and allied officials say.
Is it cynical to ask how many fighters and civilians have died because Mr. Trump has withheld his “extremely tough” plan?
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that he was happy with the meeting with President Trump and asserted that the new administration had assured him that American support would be expanded.
President Trump has so far maintained the strategy of training and supporting indigenous forces to fight their own wars instead of deploying large American forces to far-flung hot spots.
As Congress weighs the president’s plan, industry leaders who are facing funding losses are sounding the alarm about the dire situations they could be facing.
After contradictory government claims, officials revised the death toll in the attack on the military hospital in Kabul and reported the arrests of Afghan generals.
The Trump administration should not disregard Cairo’s abuses, past and present, and stumble into a marriage of convenience with a despot.
Trump derided Obama’s anti-ISIS strategy as a disaster, though offering none of his own.
Operations in Somalia and Yemen will serve as tests for changing rules that were meant to prevent civilian deaths from some missions, officials familiar with internal deliberations say.
Millions of military veterans have served on multiple tours. Why do they keep going back?
One bomber detonated his explosives and a second attacker blew himself up after people had gathered to help the victims of the first blast, an official said.
The accusation that a Muslim family helped the Islamic State echoed Australians’ worst fears over immigration and homegrown links to terrorism.
Some of the Islamic State’s leaders have fled as Syrian fighters backed by the United States close in on the group’s self-declared capital, but many militants remain.
The meeting was called to discuss how to avoid an unintended confrontation as forces from all three nations operate on an increasingly crowded battlefield in northern Syria.
The chief of the federal police said that soldiers had retaken a government compound, a branch of the central bank and an archaeological museum.
American-backed militia fighters in Syria said they helped to isolate Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital, by capturing an important supply route.
Elvis Redzepagic of Commack, N.Y. was accused of attempting to provide material support and resources to terrorists, federal officials said.
American presence near Manbij, in northern Syria, has increased as concerns have grown that fighting could erupt among militias and Syrian and Turkish troops there.
The executions were the first since Jordan began a crackdown on Islamist extremists two years ago, in response to the killing of a Jordanian fighter pilot by the Islamic State.
The Unesco World Heritage Site has seesawed between Islamic State militants and Syrian forces four times in the past two years.
Mr. Trump leaves us in the dark on major foreign policy issues.
The prosecutions were announced after a British judge found that officers panicked or dawdled when a gunman massacred 38 people at a resort in Sousse.
Russian aircraft bombed Syrian Arab fighters being trained by the Americans, officials said. U.S. advisers were about three miles away at the time.
As a convoy arrived to drive militants from western Mosul, a small group made its way toward them, including a grandmother straggling behind and thanking God.