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Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

Trump: US to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan after deal with Taliban

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that US troop levels in Afghanistan will drop to 8,600 if a deal is reached with the Taliban and that a permanent presence will remain.

France's Macron welcomes US reversal on keeping troops in Syria

France's Macron welcomes US reversal on keeping troops in Syria

French President Emmmanuel Macron on Monday welcomed the United States' decision to leave American troops in Syria, a reversal by US President Donald Trump ...

Bangladesh deploys army troops ahead of general election

Bangladesh deploys army troops ahead of general election

Army troops have fanned out across Bangladesh to ensure next Sunday's elections in the politically volatile South Asian country are carried out peacefully, officials said.

US plans full withdrawal of its troops from Syria

US plans full withdrawal of its troops from Syria

The United States will withdraw all of its troops from Syria, a US official said on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has "defeated ISIS" in the war-ravaged country.

US eyes complete withdrawal of troops from Syria: US officials

US eyes complete withdrawal of troops from Syria: US officials

The United States is considering a total withdrawal of US forces from Syria as it nears the very end of its campaign to retake all of the territory once held by Islamic State, US officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

NATO's biggest exercise since Cold War to involve 45,000 troops

NATO's biggest exercise since Cold War to involve 45,000 troops

NATO is preparing for one of its ‘biggest exercises in many years,’ with 45,000 troops due to participate in the Trident Juncture manoeuvre in Norway later this month ...

Britain plans to send extra 440 troops to Afghanistan

Britain plans to send extra 440 troops to Afghanistan

The extra troops will be from the Welsh Guards regiment, with around half deploying in August and a second contingent to follow in February.

Pakistan army to deploy over 370,000 troops for July 25 elections

Pakistan army to deploy over 370,000 troops for July 25 elections

Pakistan will deploy 371,388 troops to polling stations across the country to ensure free and fair elections on July 25, the army said Tuesday.

Two Palestinians wounded in Monday protests die

Two Palestinians wounded in Monday protests die

Two Palestinians have died from their wounds after being shot on Monday by Israeli troops during protests in the Gaza Strip, the territory's health ministry said on Saturday.

Texas sends 250 National Guard troops to Mexico border

Texas sends 250 National Guard troops to Mexico border

The Texas National Guard has begun deploying troops to help secure the state's southern border with Mexico as President Donald Trump has been unable to get the US Congress or Mexico to fully fund his proposed wall ...

At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

At least 44 pro-Islamic State militants were killed and 26 more were wounded when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province, the army said on Sunday.

Sri Lankan troops guard Kandy after shops, mosque attacked

Sri Lankan troops guard Kandy after shops, mosque attacked

Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where violence has left three people dead.