In an interview with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) explained the "failure" by the Biden administration that resulted in the Taliban making advances in Afghanistan after the U.S. announced a withdrawal of troops. He warned that Taliban will exert pressure on key cities in the coming weeks.
The future of U.S. combat forces in Iraq, and when a potential withdrawal might take place, will be on the table this week as Pentagon leaders talk with Iraqi officials. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said the next round of U.S.-Iraq military talks were beginning Thursday, to discuss how the two nations will work together on counterterrorism and other security issues.
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(CNN) — As the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the United Nations is warning that the threat from terror groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda is not only resilient, but in many places expanding. A report to the Security Council by the UN monitoring team charged with tracking worldwide...
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - The United States and Iraq are expected to formalize the end of Washington's combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year and continue the transition toward training and advising Iraqi forces, U.S. officials said on Thursday. There are currently 2,500 U.S. troops in...
Critics slammed the FBI after the bureau vowed in a tweet that protecting the United States from terrorist attacks is its "top priority." "Are you guys still planning on kidnapping and assassinating the governor of Michigan or was that just another effort to make people on the Right look like terrorists so you could justify the coming persecution of your political enemies?" conservative radio host Jesse Kelly tweeted, referring to the FBI’s involvement in the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year.
When Boko Haram's violence broke out 12 years ago this week, a mile from my family home in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, none of us even began to imagine the sheer horror we were about to suffer. That friends with whom we grew up, neighbors with whom we had lived alongside and acquaintances with whom we had mingled daily would turn against us and facilitate the slaughter of 35,000 innocent people with absolute ruthlessness—it was simply unthinkable. But these terrorists have done worse. The complex humanitarian crisis triggered by Boko Haram has killed an estimated 350,000, 90 percent of whom are children under 5, and counting.
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Veteran and Florida Rep. Michael Waltz, R., expressed his satisfaction with House colleagues after they overwhelmingly voted to expedite the visa process for Afghan interpreters, telling "America's Newsroom" Friday there's not a more deserving group for merit-based visas than the Afghans who "fought, bled and died" with the U.S. during the conflict.
New York [US], July 23 (ANI): The United Nations on Thursday warned that terrorist organisations - Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda pose a growing threat in much of Africa. A report to the Security Council by the UN monitoring team charged with tracking worldwide jihadi threats, published that terror groups such as ISIS and al Qaeda is not only resilient, but in many places expanding, reported CNN.
Yonatan Lupu is an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. Nicolás Velasquez Hernandez is a lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs and a postdoctoral researcher at GW's Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' signing of a bill that...
16 civilians killed in ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo | Democratic Republic of Congo News
When returning from the weekly market in North Kivu, one of the victims was a child. A report citing medical and local sources stated that attackers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed at least 16 civilians when returning from the weekly market. The ambush on Thursday...
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During your term as Israel’s Education Minister, you spoke at the Bible Tournament in honor of Israel’s 71st Independence Day. You discussed Israel’s economic, technologic, and diplomatic success. Your 12-minute speech focused on different forms of unity that we need to pursue as a people if we want to continue to thrive as a nation and state. You have repeated this sentiment on numerous occasions throughout your political career.
According to a report from Politico, the US and Iraq will soon announce a shift in Washington’s mission in Iraq from a combat mission to a “purely advisory” role. US and Iraqi officials met on Thursday for talks to finalize details, and the announcement is expected on Monday after President Biden meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
Attackers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have killed at least 16 civilians as they were returning from a weekly market, according to a report citing medical and local sources. The ambush on Thursday evening occurred on a highway between the towns of Maimoya and Chani-chani, some...
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Sixteen African states join forces and rally 1,000 troops to beat jihadists out of Mozambique after ISIS massacre
SIXTEEN African countries have joined forced to drive jihadists out of Mozambique following a reign of terror in the country's north. Rwanda deployed 1,000 troops last week while South Africa sent a convoy of soldiers in what's tipped to be a larger, multi-national task force. The Southern African Development Community...
A new report from the United Nations warns that "heightened threats" are emerging from ISIS and other terror groups, most prominently in Africa. The memo comes as the U.S. is set to complete a withdrawal of troops stationed in Afghanistan, where ISIS and al Qaeda are rooted, by Aug. 31.
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The British government on Thursday said that it sanctioned the former governor of Nineveh province along with four other people accused of profiting from mass corruption. Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan, the former governor of Nineveh province, was sanctioned for misappropriating “public funds intended for reconstruction efforts and...
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez on Thursday bowed to Republican pressure and delayed a vote to repeal the president’s war powers granted for the two Iraq wars. Mr. Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, acquiesced to Republican demands for a public hearing on the move, which they argue would handcuff...