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Rockets hit Iraq's Green Zone, U.S.-led coalition leaves base

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Other Iraqi bases and foreign embassies, particularly the American mission, have been targeted in more than two dozen rocket attacks since late October that have prompted fears of a proxy war on Iraqi soil

GREEN ZONE. Members of the Iraqi security forces look on as municipal workers clear cement blocks at the al-Sinek bridge, connecting the Iraqi capital Baghdad's Sinek district to the Salhiyeh district neighboring the high-security Green Zone, which hosts government offices and foreign embassies, in Baghdad on February 12, 2020. File photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

John McCain, unbridled titan of American politics

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM

To the end, John McCain remained convinced that America's values should be shared and defended worldwide

Trump says U.S. withdrawing from Syria 'very soon'

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is asked if she was aware of any decision for the US to pull out of Syria. 'I am not, no. No,' she says.

US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

May 28, 2016 - 1:51 PM

The announcement comes after US President Barack Obama expressed his deepest regrets over the killing

US FORCES. Protesters shot slogans before US Kadena Air Base in Kadena, Okinawa, southwestern Japan, 20 May 2016, after an American employed at the US Air Force base admitted having killed a young Okinawan woman. EPA/HITOSHI MAESHIRO

US to build facilities in old CDO airport in 2016

Feb 05, 2016 - 4:58 PM

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says once the required documents are processed in the coming months US troops can move in to begin construction of their facilities

JOINT FORCES. Military troops from the Philippines and the US during the opening of the Philippines-US Exercise Balikatan in Quezon City in April 2015. File photo by EPA

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Jan 14, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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No verdict yet on EDCA

Nov 10, 2015 - 4:27 PM

The Supreme Court was supposed to vote on the constitutionality of the PH US military pact on Tuesday November 10

EDCA SIGNING. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg after the signing of the agreement on April 28, 2014. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pentagon to make 'condolence payments' to Kunduz victims

Oct 11, 2015 - 7:39 AM

Doctors Without Borders has condemned the attack which killed 12 staff and 10 patients as a war crime

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. A handout file picture made available on October 1, 2015 shows members of the humanitarian aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors without borders) treating injured people in a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, September 30, 2015. Phtoo by EPA/MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERES

BOI: 6 Americans gave 'real-time' info to SAF

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:37 AM

UPDATED The PNP BOI s report on the Mamasapano clash confirm 6 Americans were at the SAF s tactical command post on January 25

US military personnel (L) help their Philippine counterparts prepare to load an injured police commando from one stretcher to another and onto a waiting US military helicopter in the town of Mamasapano on January 26, 2015, following clashes with Muslim rebels. File photo by Mark Navales/AFP

#AnimatED: Murder tests PH-US military ties, calls for tight balancing act

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Justice should be served – the courts should conduct a fair trial without any hint of special treatment for Pemberton – and our long term security interest be upheld

Wave of Iraq attacks kills 47 people

Dec 17, 2012 - 10:50 PM

UPDATED A wave of attacks targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians kills 47 people on Monday in a second day of deadly violence ahead of the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US forces

PH eyes greater US military presence

Dec 10, 2012 - 9:45 PM

US and Philippine officials will meet to discuss expanding American presence in the Asian nation amid tensions with China over territorial claims

JOINT TRAINING. US soldiers train a member of the Philippine Coast Guard during one of their joint exercises in Mindanao. (Photo from Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines)

PH sees naval port as vital to US

Oct 08, 2012 - 7:56 PM

A former US naval base in the Philippines could play a key role as a hub for American ships says a government official