Us Military Base

  • Al Qaeda leader vows to free inmates from US military base in Guantanamo July 31, 2013

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman alZawahri slammed US treatment of hunger striking inmates at Guantanamo Bay and said the group would spare no effort to free them, according to an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Zawahri also said Shi'ite Hezbollah's intervention in the conflict in Syria was an attempt...
  • Russia warns against military activity near North Korea March 30, 2013

    Moscow: Russia said on Friday that heightened military activity near North Korea was slipping into a "vicious cycle" that could get out of control, implicitly criticising US bomber flights that followed threats from Pyongyang. Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov suggested that North Korea should also cool down, calling on "all sides not...
  • US B2 bombers sent to Korea on rare mission: diplomacy March 30, 2013

    Washington: The stealthy, nuclearcapable US B2 bomber is a veteran of wars in Iraq and Libya, but it isn't usually a tool of Washington's statecraft. Yet on Thursday, the United States sent a pair of the batwinged planes on a firstofitskind practice run over the skies of South Korea, conducting what...
  • North Korea puts rocket units on standby to attack US military bases March 29, 2013

    Seoul/Washington: North Korea has put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack US mainland and military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclearcapable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force. North Korean leader Kim Jongun signed off...
  • Afghanistan: Explosions, shooting heard at US base December 2, 2012

    Jalalabad: Two explosions and shooting were heard at a US base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a Reuters witness said. The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment. Security forces surrounded the area....
  • Afghans protest over reported Koran desecrations February 21, 2012

    Bagram: More than 2,000 Afghans protested outside the main US military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday over a report that foreign troops had improperly disposed of copies of the Koran and other religious items, Afghan officials said. US helicopters fired flares to try to break up the demonstrators, some of...
  • Armed couple detained near US military base June 15, 2010

    Miami: A man and a woman in a vehicle carrying weapons and militarystyle gear were detained on Monday for attempting to gain unauthorised access to a key military base in Florida, authorities said. The suspects were stopped at a gate outside MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa and taken into custody...
  • Some US Muslims fear backlash after Army base shooting November 7, 2009

    Washington Arab and Muslim Americans on Friday braced for the possibility of verbal or physical attacks after an Army psychiatrist of Arab descent allegedly killed 13 during a shooting rampage at a military base in Texas. Suspected gunman Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire with two handguns at the Fort Hood...
  • Killer's profile November 7, 2009

    Washington: The US Army psychiatrist who killed 12 people in a shooting rampage on a Texas military base is a devout Muslim who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to media reports Friday. The shootings on Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, shocked a military community accustomed to grieving for...
  • US soldier in custody after shootout, America in shock November 6, 2009

    Washington: An official has said that federal lawenforcement agents ordered an evacuation of the apartment complex where Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a US military base, lived in Killeen, Texas, Thursday night and conducted a search of his home. ...