NATO to Send Ships, Jet Fighters to Eastern Europe Amid Standoff With Russia

NATO to Send Ships, Jet Fighters to Eastern Europe Amid Standoff With Russia

BRUSSELS – NATO allies are bolstering the alliance’s eastern flank in response to Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine, as the European Union has drawn up loan and grant plans for Kyiv of a worth more than $1.3 billion. The moves are part of intensified efforts by the United States and its allies to prepare for … Read more

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Suspected Drone Strikes on U.A.E. Capital

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Suspected Drone Strikes on U.A.E. Capital

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they were behind suspected drone attacks in the United Arab Emirates that killed three people on Monday, as escalating fighting in a seven-year-old civil war spills over into the whole Middle East. The Houthis, who are backed by Iran, said they had targeted Abu Dhabi in retaliation for a recent escalation … Read more

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

Afghanistan’s Taliban Battle Rebellion by Ethnic Minority Fighters

KABUL—The Afghan Taliban are battling a rebellion of ethnic minority fighters within their own ranks in the north of the country, a sign that ties are fraying within the alliance built by the Islamist group that took control of the country. country in August. Some Uzbeks who have joined the Taliban, which is dominated by … Read more

US, Russia see little progress in early Ukraine crisis talks

US, Russia see little progress in early Ukraine crisis talks

U.S. and Russian negotiators failed to narrow their differences during security talks in Geneva on Monday amid Moscow’s military build-up near Ukraine, U.S. and Russian diplomats said. “This is just the start, and we don’t yet know where this is all taking us,” US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is leading the talks … Read more

Iran Navy Port Emerges as Key to Alleged Weapons Smuggling to Yemen, U.N. Report Says

Iran Navy Port Emerges as Key to Alleged Weapons Smuggling to Yemen, U.N. Report Says

Thousands of rocket launchers, machine guns, sniper rifles and other weapons seized from the Arabian Sea by the US Navy in recent months likely came from a single port in Iran, according to a confidential report by the US Navy. United Nations which provides some of the most detailed evidence that Tehran exports weapons to … Read more

Kazakhstan Protests: Russia Sends Troops as Dozens Killed in Unrest

Kazakhstan Protests: Russia Sends Troops as Dozens Killed in Unrest

MOSCOW — Russia sends paratroopers to help the leader of Kazakhstan quash a wave of protests as Russian President Vladimir Putin further west confronts the United States and its allies over the future of another. former soviet republic, Ukraine. Dozens of people were killed in clashes between protesters and Kazakhstan’s security forces in the early … Read more

Iran’s Top Diplomat in Yemen Leaves the Country

Iran’s Top Diplomat in Yemen Leaves the Country

Iran’s top diplomat in Yemen left the country on Saturday as part of a deal between Houthi militants controlling the capital and Saudi Arabia, regional officials said. Hassan Irloo, who was smuggled into Yemen last year and appointed Iranian ambassador to Houthi-controlled areas of the country, left on an Iraqi military plane sent to retrieve … Read more

Bipin Rawat, India’s Top Military Official, Dies in Helicopter Crash

Bipin Rawat, India’s Top Military Official, Dies in Helicopter Crash

NEW DELHI — India’s top military official Bipin Rawat died in helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu, the country’s air force said, along with 12 others, including his wife . As the country’s chief of defense staff, Rawat, 63, was one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s main aides. He was traveling with his staff and … Read more

Saudi Arabia Pleads for Missile-Defense Resupply as Its Arsenal Runs Low

Saudi Arabia Pleads for Missile-Defense Resupply as Its Arsenal Runs Low

WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia is running out of ammunition it uses to defend itself against weekly drone and missile attacks on its kingdom and urgently calls on the United States and its Gulf and European allies for a resupply , said US and Saudi officials. In recent months, Saudi Arabia has come under attack by … Read more