Category: World » Middle East

Border, regional security discussions continue between Afghanistan, Pakistan

22 Mar 12:16 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 22, 2017) � Border tensions and regional security matters were top of the agenda at the latest one star level meeting here between general officers from Afghanistan and Pakistan.read more »

Wonder Girl Is Joining Wonder Boy In The Dragon’s Trap Remake

22 Mar 11:00 | Entertainment

Gender equality and all thatread more »

Nintendo Switch and New 3DS XL Lead in Japan as Monster Hunter XX Arrives

22 Mar 10:45 | World

Super Bomberman R squeaks past 50,000 sales, tooread more »

Editorial: Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Most Accessible of Nintendo Switch Launch Games

22 Mar 10:30 | World

Fun for anyone, defying series convention in the processread more »

Team Behind Wii U Emulator, CEMU, Makes Surprising Progress With Zelda: Breath of the Wild

22 Mar 09:30 | World

Interest in dev's Patreon spikes, tooread more »

ARMS Listed For June 23rd Release On Amazon Spain

22 Mar 08:45 | Entertainment

Late spring release?read more »

Kabul military hospital undergoing major improvements in wake of attack

22 Mar 01:01 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 8, 2017) � Kabul National Military Hospital is primed to emerge from a recent tragic attack as a state-of-the-art facility for patient care, continuing a long legacy as the biggest and finest military hospital in service of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.read more »

Afghan Air Force expands A-29 fleet strength

21 Mar 03:21 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 21, 2017) � Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing here yesterday, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance.read more »

2017-03-20 19:01:48 (m4.7) Windward Islands 11.2 -60.8 (29192)

20 Mar 18:54 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: WINDWARD ISLANDSread more »

Meet the women who will be the Afghan Army's newest doctors

20 Mar 09:02 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 27, 2017) � The Taliban is suffering a major defeat by an unlikely opponent: a group of Afghan female doctors.read more »

New officer class includes highest number of female grads

19 Mar 03:55 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 9, 2017) � The Afghan National Army Officer Academy graduated 340 new officers, including its largest number of female officers to date.read more »

NATO advisors expand security assistance in Helmand

17 Mar 12:08 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 17, 2017) � The top military leaders in Helmand province met with Afghan Ministry of Defense and NATO Resolute Support officials in Afghanistan's capital this week.read more »

NAVSTA Sailors Participate in March Exams

17 Mar 11:21 | World

Sailors attached to Naval Station Norfolk (NAVSTA) and tenant commands participated in Cycle 225 advancement exams for their assigned rating at McCormick Gym, March 2, 9 and 16.read more »

NMCP Urges Possible Traumatic Brain Injury Patients to Seek Help

17 Mar 11:13 | U.S. News

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been drawing to a close, military health care providers continue to see patients who have had prolonged symptoms as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).read more »

USS America Wins Battle 'E'

17 Mar 10:44 | U.S. News

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) was selected for her first Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle "E") in the ship's first year of eligibility, March 14.read more »

NAVSTA Rota Completes ATFP Exercise

17 Mar 10:34 | World

Naval Station Rota successfully completed an anti-terrorism and force protection (ATFP) drill as part of a three-part, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (CNREURAFSWA) assessment, March 16.read more »

USS Carney Begins Third Rotational Patrol in US 6th Fleet

17 Mar 09:43 | U.S. News

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (March 15, 2017) - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 15, to begin the ship's third forward deployed patrol in support of U.S. commitments to our allies and partners in the region.read more »

Relief Operations In Western Mosul Reaching 'Breaking Point' As Civilians Flee Hunger

17 Mar 09:02 | World

Humanitarian organisations in Iraq are scrambling to get emergency sites ready amidst a mass exodus from West Mosul, with nearly 700,000 civilians still living in the city where Iraqi forces are fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).read more »

Syria 'Worst Man-Made Disaster Since World War II'

15 Mar 09:07 | World

The conflict in Syria is the "worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II," the United Nations human rights chief said, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and localities of people held in detention or information about where they are buried.read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 13, 2017)

14 Mar 19:37 | U.S. News

A Mark 45 5-inch gun fires aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) during a live fire gunnery exercise as the ship conducts Flag Officer Sea Training 2017. Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alyssa Weeks (Released) 170313-N-KP948-051read more »

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (Mar. 13, 2017)

14 Mar 19:37 | U.S. News

Musician 1st Class Vince Moody of the U.S. 7th Fleet Band, Far East Edition, performs at St. Mary's National School while participating in a community engagement event during Pacific Partnership 2017 Sri Lanka. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for manmade and natural disasters. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton (Released) 170313-N-OU129-309read more »

Flag raised in Afghanistan for Invictus Games

14 Mar 13:04 | World

(KABUL, AFGHANISTAN) � General John W. Nicholson, Commander of Resolute Support and distinguished guests spoke at a flag presentation ceremony on March 14 with six Afghan wounded warriors who will take part in this year�s games in September.read more »

Afghan National Army certifies mechanics in Helmand

14 Mar 11:53 | U.S. News

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan � Twenty-four soldiers joined the ranks of Afghan National Army mechanics after completing an eight-week course here, March 13.read more »

IWTC Corry Station Offers New AN/SLQ-32(V)6 Course

14 Mar 11:32 | U.S. News

The pilot for a new course on the AN/SLQ-32(V)6 electronic warfare (EW) system wrapped up at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, March 13.read more »

Navy Lodges Ready for Families on PCS Orders

14 Mar 10:46 | World

Navy Lodge Program is ready to support Sailors and their families who may receive shortened time lines for permanent change of station (PCS). read more »

COMNAVACT Spain Awards 2016 Service Members of the Year

14 Mar 10:26 | World

Two Sailors and airman were recognized as the 2016 Commander, U.S. Naval Activities (COMNAVACT) Spain Service Members of the Year (SMOY) during a ceremony, March 10.read more »

'Unprecedented Suffering' For Syrian Children In 2016

14 Mar 09:08 | World

The suffering of children in war-torn Syria “hit rock bottom” in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014.read more »

Agency Warns Of Water Scarcity In North Africa And Near East

10 Mar 2017 | World

Accessible fresh water in North Africa and the Middle East has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years, posing a huge challenge requiring "an urgent and massive response," the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)said.read more »

New factory will produce ANA uniforms, boost economy

10 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 9, 2017) � The Afghan economy is set for a boost, now that the Afghan National Army has moved to have its uniforms manufactured locally at a new factory.read more »

2017-03-10 06:43:35 (m4.3) Pyrenees 43.0 -1.7 (29192)

10 Mar 2017 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: PYRENEESread more »

Minister of Defense, commanders hold leadership development seminar

9 Mar 2017 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 5, 2017) - Afghan National Army representatives held a leadership seminar at the Ministry of Defense here yesterday to foster greater understanding of developing leaders.read more »

ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 6, 2017)

7 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during flag officer sea training 2017. The ship is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alyssa Weeks (Released) 170306-N-KP948-011read more »

ROTA, Spain (March 5, 2017)

6 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Samantha Rivera stands topside rover watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) while the ship is pierside at Naval Station Rota, Spain. Porter is forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams (Released) 170305-N-JI086-023read more »

JINHAE, Republic of Korea (March 3, 2017

6 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 prepare to dive off the coast of Jinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK) during Exercise Foal Eagle 2017. The annual bilateral exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of U.S. and ROK forces and their ability to work together during a crisis. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alfred A. Coffield (Released) 170303-N-ON977-0038read more »

SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 2, 2017)

6 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the South China Sea. The ship and its carrier strike group are on a western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers (Released) 170302-N-GD109-208read more »

OKINAWA, Japan (March 4, 2017)

6 Mar 2017 | World

The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility for a port visit. Bonhomme Richard is on a routine patrol operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to serve as a forward-capability for any type of contingency. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan (Released) 170304-N-WF272-382read more »

15,000 Children Flee West Mosul Over Past Week As Battle Intensifies

6 Mar 2017 | World

Some 15,000 children have over the previous week fled the western section of Iraq’s Mosul city where fighting between the Government forces and terrorists is intensifying by the day, UNICEF reported.read more »

Family military legacy continues in Afghanistan as father, son reunite

5 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 5, 2017) � Near his heart, he places a tiny stuffed tiger his daughter gave him for protection, and fearlessly, he marches forward to another day of imminent danger which is filled with the unknown.read more »

Sgt. Maj. Hendrex assumes responsibility as CSTC-A senior enlisted leader

4 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 21, 2017) � Sgt. Maj. Daniel T. Hendrex assumed responsibility as the deputy chief of staff security assistance, Combined Security Transition Command � Afghanistan, during a change of responsibility ceremony here Feb. 21.read more »

Iraq: Civilian Casualty Figure For February Tops 1,000

3 Mar 2017 | World

More than 1,000 civilians were killed or injured last month in Iraq, the United Nations mission in the country has announced.read more »

War Crimes Committed By All Parties In Battle For Aleppo

2 Mar 2017 | World

The battle late last year for control over Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo was a stage of unrelenting violence, with civilians on both sides falling victim to war crimes committed by all parties, read a report issued by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria.read more »

Fact Sheets: United Arab Emirates

1 Mar 2017 | World

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Fact Sheet February 2, 2017 More information about the United Arab Emirates is available on the United Arab Emirates Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES RELATIONS The United States has had friendly relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 1971, following its formation and independence from the United Kingdom. The two countries established formal diplomatic relations in 1972. The UAE plays an influential role in the Middle East, and is a keread more »

Fact Sheets: Oman

1 Mar 2017 | World

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Fact Sheet January 9, 2017 More information about Oman is available on the Oman Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-OMAN RELATIONS The United States and Oman concluded a treaty of friendship and navigation in 1833. It was replaced in 1958 by the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights, and the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1972. Oman plays an important role in helping the United States read more »

Fact Sheets: Algeria

1 Mar 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Fact Sheet February 2, 2017 More information about Algeria is available on the Algeria Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-ALGERIA RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with Algeria in 1962 following its independence from France. Algeria severed relations with the United States in 1967 in the wake of the Arab-Israeli War, but reestablished relations in 1974. Algeria is a strategically located and capable partner with which the United States read more »

Fact Sheets: Bahrain

1 Mar 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Fact Sheet February 2, 2017 More information about Bahrain is available on the Bahrain Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-BAHRAIN RELATIONS The United States established diplomatic relations with Bahrain in 1971 following its independence from the United Kingdom. The U.S. embassy at Manama was opened September 21, 1971, and a resident ambassador was sent in 1974. The Bahraini Embassy in Washington, D.C., opened in 1977. Theread more »

Russia, China Block Security Council Action On Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria

1 Mar 2017 | World

With 'no' votes from permanent members Russia and China, the UN Security Council has failed to adopt a resolution that would, according to press reports, have imposed sanctions against parties using chemical weapons in war-torn Syria.read more »

Finally, live TV made for you

28 Feb 2017 | Media

There’s no question that people love TV, from live sports to breaking news to sitcoms and dramas. But the truth is, there are a lot of limitations in how to watch TV today. Unlike online video, people can't watch TV when they want, on any screen and on their terms, without commitments. Consumers have made it clear that they want live TV without all the hassle. They don’t want to worry about their DVR filling up. They don't want to miss a great game or their favorite show because they’re on the go. They tell us they want TV to be more like YouTube.Well, we’ve got some good news! We’re bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. To do this, we’ve worked closely with our network and affiliate partners to evolve TV for the way we watch today.Meet YouTube TV. It’s live TV designed for the YouTube generation—those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, without commitments. read more »

Capture ideas in Google Keep, bring them to life in Google Docs

28 Feb 2017 | Media

Great ideas can surface in unexpected places. We created Keep to capture your thoughts anytime, anywhere—with smart tools to help you easily organize your notes, ideas and to dos.Starting today, you can capture your ideas for work: Keep is now a part of G Suite. You can also take your ideas and notes from Keep and easily add them to Docs for easier brainstorming. read more »

Dive into Okinawa’s stunning—but endangered—underwater world

28 Feb 2017 | Media

Editor’s note: We’ve invited Christophe Bailhache of The Ocean Agency, a nonprofit working to preserve our oceans, to tell us about its collaboration with Google. Together, we’ve brought imagery of the waters around Okinawa, Japan online for the world to discover on Street View. Google Street View doesn’t just offer a way to explore the world—it can also help conservation efforts by documenting landscapes threatened by environmental change. This is why The Ocean Agency is working with Google to capture underwater landscapes around Okinawa, making 360˚ panoramic imagery of the marinread more »

Border security Tripartite renews counter-IED, intel coordination

28 Feb 2017 | U.S. News

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 27, 2017) � Border security was again the agenda when representatives from the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces joined with Pakistani Army officials at NATO�s Resolute Support Headquarters here yesterday.read more »

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