Marine General Frank McKenzie said the decision to reduce American troops reflects the Trump administration's confidence in the ability of Iraqi security forces to handle the militant threat in the country
The planned announcement comes as the president tries to make good on his campaign promise to disentangle the US from 'endless wars'
Pentagon claims US launched airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Shia group in Iraq base; defence dept says 5 weapon storage facilities hit
The US launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said
US-Taliban peace deal: India remains deeply skeptical of ‘agreement’; New Delhi has no options but to cross fingers and pray
India reads the 'agreement' between the United States and the Taliban not as a treatise of 'peace' but the first step towards an exit strategy of the former.
US, Taliban sign historic deal aimed at ending America's longest war; forces to leave Afghanistan in 14 months if Taliban meets commitments
Under the agreement, the Taliban promise not to let extremists use Afghanistan as a staging ground for attacking the US or its allies.
US, Taliban will sign peace deal today ending 19-yr-long Afghanistan war; Mike Pompeo to be present during signing of agreement
The agreement mapping out a plan for peace follows months of negotiations between the US and the Taliban that have broken down before. The Pentagon has said for months that it is poised to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan to 8,600.
Qatar govt invites India to attend signing of landmark peace deal between US and Taliban in Doha tomorrow
India's Ambassador to Qatar will attend the signing of the landmark peace deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban in Doha on Saturday.
Taliban in Afghanistan 'tired' of fighting, wants to make peace deal with America, says Donald Trump days ahead of agreement
Trump told reporters at the White House that the time had come for the US troops to 'come home'
Senate moves to limit Donald Trump's authority to use military force against Iran; US president promptly vetoes resolution
The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House
Pentagon claims 109 troops suffered brain injuries from Iran strike on 8 January; officials warn numbers can continue to change
The number of US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries has shot up to more than 100, the Pentagon said Monday, as more troops suffer the aftereffects of the Iranian ballistic missile attack early last month in Iraq
Palestine cuts ties with Israel, US after Arab League rejects Donald Trump's peace plan; blueprint proposes turning over key West Bank parts to Jerusalem
The Palestinian Authority has cut all ties with the United States and Israel, including those relating to security, after rejecting a West Asia peace plan presented by US President Donald Trump.
One killed after Iraqi security forces clash with anti-govt protesters; several rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad, 3 injured
Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics said, as months-long civil unrest escalated.
US admits 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike; Donald Trump plays down impact
The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month
Sensex tanks 788 points, Nifty below 12,000-mark as market suffers worst loss in 6 months on US-Iran tussle; banks, auto firms bleed
On the Sensex chart, Bajaj Finance was the top loser, dropping 4.63 percent, followed by SBI, IndusInd Bank, Maruti, HDFC, Hero MotoCorp, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank and Reliance Industries.
Donald Trump says aim of killing Qassem Soleimani was to 'stop a war', not start one; sends 3,000 more troops to West Asia
President Donald Trump said on Friday he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to West Asia
Iran-backed militia end siege of US embassy in Iraq after Washington dispatches extra troops, threatens reprisals against Tehran
Supporters of Iranian-backed Iraqi paramilitary groups who stormed the US Embassy’s perimeter and hurled rocks in two days of protests withdrew on Wednesday after Washington dispatched extra troops and threatened reprisals against Tehran
Russia, Turkey reach 'historic' deal on Syrian border; Moscow agrees to preserve 'safe-zone' between Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain
Russia and Turkey have agreed to ensure Kurdish forces withdraw from areas close to Syria's border with Turkey and to launch joint patrols, in a deal hailed as 'historic' by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
US withdrawal from Syria: Hasty plan met with violence, hostility from locals; American troops accused of ‘running away’
The crowd hurled potatoes that thudded on the sides of the hulking US armoured vehicles. “What happened to Americans?” one man shouted in English up at the sole US soldier visible on the back of a vehicle.
Russia holds talks with Taliban delegation in Moscow, stresses on need to relaunch US-Taliban peace negotiations
Trump has been eager to end America's longest war, launched 18 years ago after the 11 September attacks
'Intra-Afghan' peace talks: Taliban exerts dominance as US-backed negotiations with Afghanistan once again sideline Ashraf Ghani govt
The Taliban have been indulging in escalated violence to gain end-game advantage in the talks. The continuing violence makes a complete mockery of claims by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that “real progress” has been made in peace negotiations.