Agnipath scheme insult to youth who dream of protecting country: Rahul

Hitting out at the Modi government over the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, 16 April alleged that this scheme was formulated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office and imposed on the armed forces. Gandhi said that as soon as the INDIA bloc’s government is formed at the Centre, the Agnipath … Read more

Army Overturns Convictions of Black Soldiers Charged With Mutiny in 1917 Houston Riot

The U.S. Army has overturned the convictions of 110 Black soldiers charged over a century ago with mutiny, murder and assault in a Texas riot. Nineteen of the Black Army soldiers convicted were sentenced to death and executed following the riot in 1917, when members of the 24th Infantry Regiment clashed with police and white … Read more

The Militia at the Center of the Darfur Genocide Kills Hundreds in Sudan

Listen to article (2 minutes) The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in the backs of Toyota pickups, brandishing Kalashnikovs and dressed in the telltale sand-colored uniforms of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces militia. Over three days they killed hundreds of men and teenage boys in a Darfur refugee camp, according to witnesses, local human-rights groups and … Read more

Israel Races to Root Out Hamas as Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire Mount

Listen to article (2 minutes) In a little over a week, Israeli ground forces have fought their way into northern Gaza’s urban areas with a speed that has surprised even their own commanders. But complex stages of the war still lie ahead. As they move closer to the center of Gaza City, Israeli troops are … Read more

At Center of Israel-Hamas War, Al-Shifa Hospital Held a Humanitarian Crisis

At the sprawling Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, families packed the hallways inside, while others had set up makeshift tents outside, with bed sheets hung up for privacy. Doctors, short on space and supplies, tended to bloodied patients on the floor.  Israel had told the Palestinians to evacuate the 700-bed hospital, but many believed it … Read more

Frank Borman, Who Led Historic Flight Around the Moon in 1968, Dies at Age 95

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 7:49 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) Frank Borman, an American astronaut who made history by circling the moon in 1968 and had what might have seemed like an even bumpier ride as chief executive of Eastern Airlines in the 1970s and 1980s, died Tuesday in Billings, Mont. He was … Read more

Israeli Forces Advance Toward Heart of Gaza City as Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

Updated Nov. 9, 2023 10:29 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Israeli troops were advancing toward the heart of Gaza City, engaging in heavy gunbattles and ratcheting up pressure on neighborhoods that have become a refuge for tens of thousands of Palestinians. The Israeli military said Thursday it captured an area on the western … Read more

Russia Turns to Longtime Arms Customers to Boost War Arsenal 

Listen to article (2 minutes) Russia has sought to retrieve parts from defense systems it had exported to countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Belarus and Brazil, as it tries to replenish the enormous stocks of weapons being expended for the war in Ukraine. Last April, a delegation of Russian officials visiting Cairo asked Egyptian President … Read more

U.S. Plans $320 Million Weapons Transfer to Israel as Gaza Toll Mounts

Updated Nov. 6, 2023 4:18 pm ET The Biden administration is planning a $320 million transfer of precision bombs for Israel, arranging a major weapons deal as President Biden and senior officials press Israel to do more to protect civilians in its military campaign in Gaza. The administration sent formal notification on Oct. 31 to … Read more

Escalating Militia Attacks on U.S. Troops Risk Washington-Tehran Confrontation

Updated Nov. 5, 2023 3:49 pm ET When a drone laden with explosives was found late last month lodged in the upper floors of U.S. barracks in Iraq, Pentagon officials quickly realized how close the suspected militia-launched weapon came to killing American personnel. In this case, the explosives failed to detonate, and there were no … Read more