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Taliban says no threat to West as US troops leave Afghanistan

Kabul - The Taliban on Friday played down concerns that Afghanistan could be used as a launching ground for future attacks on the West, after the US said it had so far upheld its pledge to reduce its military presence in the country.

US to reduce troops in Iraq 'over coming months'

Washington - The United States promised Thursday to reduce troops from Iraq over the coming months after talks with Baghdad, where lawmakers have pushed for their withdrawal.

Review: ZBTB rocks Mulcahy's, 1st time after playing for troops overseas Special

Wantagh - On February 8, ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute Band) returned to Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Long Island, for a good turnout.

Iraq warns of 'collapse' if Trump blocks oil cash

Baghdad - Iraqi officials fear economic "collapse" if Washington imposes threatened sanctions, including blocking access to a US-based account where Baghdad keeps oil revenues that feed 90 percent of the national budget.

Iraq asks US for team to prepare troop pullout

Baghdad - Iraq's caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi has asked the United States to send a delegation to Baghdad to begin preparing for a troop pullout, his office said on Friday.

What would a US withdrawal from Iraq look like?

Baghdad - Iraq's caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi contended Tuesday that he received signed copies of a letter the US had said was only an unsigned draft describing steps America's military would take to leave Iraq.

Pompeo sees 'real likelihood' Iran will try to hit US troops

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Iran will probably try to attack American troops after a US strike killed a top Iranian commander.

Iraqi MPs to meet on US troop ouster after Soleimani killing

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament was expected to vote Sunday on ousting thousands of US troops from military bases, which are threatened by pro-Tehran factions after an American strike killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders.

Turkey's Erdogan paves the way for troop deployment in Libya

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday opened the way for direct Turkish military intervention in Libya, announcing a parliamentary vote in early January on sending troops to support the UN-backed Tripoli government against strongman Khalifa Haftar...

Downsized US force in Afghanistan would still pack 'lethal punch': Trump ally

Kabul - The US military can slash its troop presence in Afghanistan and still pack a "lethal punch," an influential American lawmaker and close confidant to President Donald Trump said Monday.

US to announce 4,000-troop drawdown from Afghanistan: media

Washington - The Trump administration will announce as early as this week plans to withdraw around 4,000 troops from Afghanistan, US media reported.

US to keep around 600 troops in Syria: Pentagon chief

Seoul - The United States will maintain around 600 troops in Syria, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Wednesday, despite Donald Trump's desire to end US involvement in what the president calls "endless wars".

Top US military official says 500 troops to remain in Syria

Washington - US troop levels in northern Syria will probably stabilize around 500, a top American military leader said Sunday, weeks after President Donald Trump had announced a complete withdrawal.

Ukraine foes start troop withdrawal in east

Kiev - The Ukrainian army and Moscow-backed separatists said Tuesday they had begun to withdraw their troops from a key area in the war-torn east ahead of a high-stakes summit with Russia.

US troops in northern Syria ordered to leave country: US official

Washington - The Pentagon has begun removing all its troops in northern Syria, a US official said Monday, after President Donald Trump ordered them to leave in the face of Turkey's attacks on Kurds in the area.

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States will keep a permanent presence in Afghanistan, with 8,600 troops initially, even after a deal is reached with the Taliban.

NATO stresses Afghan commitment despite US withdrawal

Apo - The NATO alliance stressed its continued commitment to its support mission in Afghanistan on Friday as Washington prepared to withdraw thousands of US troops.

NATO stresses Afghan commitment despite US withdrawal

Apo - The NATO alliance stressed its continued commitment to its support mission in Afghanistan on Friday as Washington prepared to withdraw thousands of US troops.

Trump to pull half of US troops from Afghanistan

Kabul - US President Donald Trump has decided to pull about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, a US official said Friday, but the Afghan presidency brushed off concerns the drawdown would affect security.

Decision made for 'significant' troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: US official

Washington - President Donald Trump has decided to pull a significant number of troops from Afghanistan, a US official told AFP on Thursday, with some reports suggesting as many as 50 percent could leave the war-torn country.

Antifreeze and balaclavas: NATO troops in cold war games

Norway - "This is my second time seeing snow, so it's a rather new experience," said a tank operative, a Florida native more accustomed to ice boxes than ice floes.

US to send over 5,000 troops to Mexico border

Washington - The Pentagon will deploy more than 5,000 soldiers to the US-Mexico border, a top general said Monday, as President Donald Trump warned a caravan of Central American migrants that the military was waiting.

Arizona deploys first 225 National Guard members to Mexico border

Los Angeles - Arizona deployed its first 225 National Guard members to the Mexican border on Monday after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the frontier region to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Texas, Arizona announce troop deployments to Mexico border

Washington - The US states of Texas and Arizona on Friday announced plans to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico after President Donald Trump ordered a thousands-strong deployment to combat drug trafficking and illegal immigration.

Iraq MPs call for timetable for foreign troop pullout

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament called for the government to draw up a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country in a resolution passed on Thursday, the speaker's office said.

Iraq parliament demands troops go to areas disputed with Kurds

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament demanded Monday that troops be sent to disputed areas in the north controlled by the Kurds since 2003 as the autonomous Kurdish area staged a referendum on independence.

NATO agrees Afghanistan troop boost but no combat role

Brussels - NATO will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help train local forces facing a resurgent Taliban but will not return to a combat role, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

No NATO combat role in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO allies will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent Taliban but there is no question of returning to a combat role, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday.

US to send 560 more troops to Iraq: Pentagon chief

Baghdad - The United States will send an additional 560 military personnel to Iraq to assist in its fight against the Islamic State jihadist group, visiting Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced Monday.

Obama slows Afghanistan pullout, 8,400 troops to stay

Washington - President Barack Obama put the brakes on the US pullout from Afghanistan Wednesday, saying 8,400 troops will remain in the war-ravaged country into next year to tackle the threat from a resurgent Taliban.
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