Former Russia spy Anna Chapman is making news again with a propaganda video for President Vladimir Putin’s armed forces.
A ban on night raids in Afghanistan has been lifted by Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, forbid Afghan National Army Special Forces units from conducting the raids in 2013.
The Obama administration plans to add up to 1,000 troops to the U.S. ground forces that will remain in Afghanistan next year in order to fill a gap left by NATO partners.
The Islamic State has raked in as much as $45 million in ransom payments over the past year, a U.N. counterterrorism official says,
The sudden fall of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was unexpected because he spent years in Washington getting close to Barack Obama while upbraiding the president’s predecessor.
Several government websites in Canada have been hit by hackers — specifically, those belonging to Parliament, the Supreme Court, the city of Ottawa and the police forces of both Ottawa and Toronto.
President Obama’s short list of possible replacements for outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel includes Michele Flournoy as its front-runner, sources close to the administration said Monday, creating the possibility that the former undersecretary of defense for policy could become the first women to head the Pentagon.
President Obama accepted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation Monday, marking the latest washout of the president’s tenure and raising questions about whether he’ll be able to put the right team in place for his final two years in office.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the United States and Europe collectively failed in what he characterized as a mass effort to bring Iraq “to its knees” on nuclear talks.
President Obama’s willingness to extend by seven months the talks on ending Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions thrusts any final decision on the matter into a new year when Republicans will have control of both chambers of Congress and be able to press their own efforts at increasing sanctions or other pressures on Tehran.
Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, said outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was “up to the job” despite private criticism and described Mr. Hagel as “very, very frustrated” as a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.
The Veterans Affairs Department removed the head of its Phoenix hospital facility Monday, more than six months after whistleblowers said veterans were dying while on secret lists waiting for care at the center.