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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

...For us, the militias and IS militants are two faces of the same coin."The fall of Ramadi prompted Iran's defense minister, Gen. Dossein Dehghan, to make a surprise visit to Baghdad for urgent talks with Iraqi leaders. He met with al-Abadi...
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S. Korea agency: N. Korea executed defense chief

...of a music performance the previous day.Hyon was named armed forces minister, the equivalent of South Korea's defense minister, in June of last year. He was made a vice marshal of the Korean People's Army in July 2012 before being demoted...
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Saudis propose 5-day cease-fire in Yemen

...the capital. They said there was heavy air activity over Aden late Thursday but no airstrikes.In Saudi Arabia, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, was meeting Thursday evening with armed forces commanders as a military spokesman vowed a...
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Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

...minister, will lead the Saudi delegation and the king's son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is defense minister, will also attend.President Barack Obama had planned to meet Salman a day before the gathering of leaders at the...
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...some S-300s from its own military arsenals. In that case, the delivery may happen quickly.In Tehran, Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan welcomed Russia's decision to lift the ban. "The decision is the translation of political...
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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...dictator are believed to have played a key role in the Islamic State group's seizure of the city last year.Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, who was also at the front-line on Thursday, told the AP that the operation to retake Tikrit...
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Israel withdraws most of its troops from Gaza

...feared captured in Gaza, was actually killed in battle. Some 15,000 people attended his funeral Sunday.Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon revealed on his Facebook page Sunday that he is a distant relative of Goldin and had known him his whole...
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Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...continue this war. I want to end it."Both men served in Uribe's Cabinet, Zuluaga as finance minister, Santos as defense minister.Uribe considers Santos' opening of peace talks with the FARC a personal betrayal. Recently elected to the Senate...
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He comes in peace

...that moment, Dear said, he saw jets swoop down and drop bombs on Lebanon - this was the summer of 1982 and, under Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, Israel invaded Lebanon in "Operation Peace for Galilee."Seeing warfare at the Sea of Galilee...
Recounting U.S.-Russia relations, Alaska's war years

...momentous celebration took place in Fairbanks. Dignitaries came from Russia and the United States. From Russia came Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov. Many believe that he will succeed Putin as the next president. Also present...


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