The Wall Street Journal

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:34
The self-proclaimed caliphate’s biggest and deadliest franchise outside the Middle East, the “West Africa Province” also known as Boko Haram, fractured in recent weeks over Islamic State’s decision to replace its notorious leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:30
Iraqi Kurds have pushed forward with renewed vigor to retake land from Islamic State in recent weeks, territory that could be used as bargaining chips in future negotiations they are seeking to achieve more autonomy or even independence.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:18
Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight Wednesday, which could be a major step in solving the conflict that has raged for more than two years.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:05
The EU is crafting proposals for stepped-up defense cooperation that could eventually lead to the creation of a small crisis-response force to react—without American help—to a range of security challenges, from conflict in Africa to a major humanitarian disaster.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:19
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his defense secretary on Tuesday to seek gear from suppliers in China and Russia to fight drug traffickers and insurgents, signaling an abrupt departure from his nation’s longstanding military reliance on the U.S.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:46
Turkey’s state-run news agency says the Justice Ministry has sent the U.S. its first formal request demanding the arrest of the alleged mastermind of July’s abortive coup.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:40
The U.S. is gearing up to assist in an offensive to reclaim the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, and has sent 400 additional troops to the country in anticipation Iraqi forces will begin the long-delayed battle in October, officials said.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:25
Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed separatists say a tenuous cease-fire has held for a week along the front lines in eastern Ukraine, after months of intense combat over the summer.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 08:17
Drug traffickers have flown cocaine north from the Andes to Central America and the Caribbean for decades, varying their routes to evade law enforcement. But in a more recent twist, they have been flying south into Argentina from Bolivia, outmaneuvering authorities and turning this largely peaceful country into an international narcotics hub.
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:32
The U.S. presidential race is ramping up, and with it have come declarations and promises. But solutions from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for solving the turmoil in the Middle East and the war on Islamic State won’t succeed unless the U.S. untangles the regions web of alliances and recognizes America's true friends.