IRBIL, IRAQ—Islamic State (IS) extremists are training Iraqi and Syrian children as young as eight years old to carry out suicide attacks and fight to kill, Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga commanders tell VOA. “There are training centers, more than two or three, big training centers in Mosul,” said General Sirwan Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga commander […]
Just five years ago, the United States was involved in nearly every aspect of Iraq’s life, from economic reconstruction to political development to military cooperation. Now, analysts say, regional power broker Iran dominates the Iraqi landscape. On the battlefield, Iran is helping Iraq push out Sunni-dominated Islamic State extremists from key northern cities. Trade between […]
In his trip to Asia next week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to discuss with Beijing and Tokyo ways they can help degrade and defeat the Islamic State extremists, a senior State Department official said. Blinken, a former deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama, is to be received at […]
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Afghanistan’s government reacted in anger at President Barack Obama’s decision to release five Taliban detainees from U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay into Qatar’s jurisdiction, in exchange for an American soldier who had been held by the Taliban for five years. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry said the U.S. decision was a potential breach of international […]
Afghanistan on Thursday released a group of what U.S. forces have described as â€œdangerousâ€ prisoners from a maximum security prison. The move is seen likely to further erode relations between the two countries.
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN â€” Taliban militants have attacked the U.S. consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat. NATO officials said international and Afghan security forces repelled the assault and the compound was secure.
ISLAMABAD â€” A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a U.S. government car in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Monday, killing two people and injuring more than a dozen, including two Americans.
ISLAMABAD – Afghan-led forces stormed a hotel outside Kabul Friday, rescuing civilians taken hostage by heavily armed Taliban gunmen in an overnight siege. Police say at least 20 people were killed in the 12-hour gun battle.
ISLAMABAD – A bomb has blown up a bus full of government employees in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 19 people, Pakistan's second lethal blast in as many days.