U.S. Drone Attacks ISIS Fighters in Southern Libya

WASHINGTON — The United States military carried out an airstrike against Islamic State fighters in southern…

The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral

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Boko Haram Is Back. And They Now Have Better Drones.

KONDUGA, Nigeria — Ten-year-old Abdul stood on a dirt road in a village tucked between millet…

U.S. Poised to Send 150 Troops to Patrol Northeastern Syria

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing to send about 150 troops to northeastern Syria to conduct…

Guns, Filth and ISIS: Syrian Camp Is ‘Disaster in the Making’

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In the desert camp in northeastern Syria where tens of thousands of Islamic…

Trump Administration Officials at Odds Over C.I.A.’s Role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Senior White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the C.I.A.’s presence in Afghanistan if…

Deadly Explosions Target Hamas Police Checkpoints in Gaza

GAZA — Two explosions that ripped through Hamas police checkpoints in Gaza City late Tuesday killed…

Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on…

Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea, but Says Iran Policy Is Working

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on…

As Taliban Talk Peace, ISIS Is Ready to Play the Spoiler in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Even as the United States and the Taliban seem close to a deal…

ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — Five months after American-backed forces ousted the Islamic State from its last shard of…

One Minute It Was an Afghan Wedding. The Next, a Funeral for 63.

KABUL, Afghanistan — One minute, it was a wedding — nearly a thousand guests packed under…

Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast

SAN FRANCISCO — Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organization by Western…

Debate Flares Over Afghanistan as Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal

WASHINGTON — President Trump met with top national security officials on Friday to review near-final plans…

European Fears Hinder Plans to Rescue ISIS Children from Syria

BRUSSELS — Years after their parents left Belgium and France to join the Islamic State, 18…