The Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:22
The Central Intelligence Agency and its regional partners have drawn up plans to supply more-powerful weapons to moderate rebels in Syria fighting the Russia-backed regime in the event the country’s six-week-old truce collapses, according to U.S. and other officials.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:32
The Taliban in Afghanistan declared the start of their fighting season on Tuesday, vowing to take control of more territory and launch large-scale attacks against the Kabul government and its foreign allies, including the U.S.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:46
China has offered the Afghanistan army expanded military aid to combat the Taliban, according to the Afghan Defense Ministry, a move that reflects Beijing’s readiness to deepen its engagement with the war-torn country.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 06:40
Soldiers from this Muslim-majority nation have played a critical role alongside France in combating Islamist militants in northern Mali since 2013. And last year, a sweep by Chadian expeditionary forces liberated major areas held by Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, where local militaries struggle to contain the regional affiliate of Islamic State.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 07:08
Kazakhstan’s $64 billion oil fund could run out within six or seven years as slumping oil prices cut revenue and the government spends its savings, a central bank official said.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 06:44
An inert U.S. Hellfire missile sent to Europe for training purposes was wrongly shipped from there to Cuba in 2014, said people familiar with the matter, a loss of sensitive military technology that ranks among the worst-known incidents of its kind.
Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:48
Col. Gulmurod Halimov was once on the fast track within the security service of his native Tajikistan, and trusted by the U.S. government. A month later, the U.S.-trained commander resurfaced in an Islamic State propaganda video.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:12
The U.S. and Britain have deployed at least four special-operations teams to the Afghan province of Helmand, stepping up their direct intervention in support of struggling Afghan government forces trying to fight off advances by Taliban militants.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:31
Turkey pulled a small military convoy out of a training base in northern Iraq that has become a new flash point as regional powers exert their influence, but refused to buckle to increasing pressure from Baghdad and Moscow to remove all its troops.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:26
The blast ripped through Yahya Asabah’s house, spraying glass from windows and scattering rubble across the upstairs floor where he sat with his wife and daughter. Downstairs, his son, a vegetable-seller in the Old City of Yemen’s capital, San’a, was among at least 12 people killed when the house next door collapsed.