Moscow denies harassing its neighbors and has accused the U.S. of undermining Russia's own national security.
Al-Shabab, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, is trying to oust the Western-backed government in Somalia.
Russia's latest meeting with Iran and Iraq signals a growing cooperation between the powers, and a decline in U.S. influence in the Middle East.
Without a clear White House strategy it looks unlikely that more troops will be deployed in Afghanistan this year, as defense officials hoped.
Russia's upcoming Zapad drill was described as a "simulated attack" by Lithuania's government.
Former U.S. and Israeli generals disavow a possible U.S. military strike on Iran, and a European scholar says Trump may find himself isolated.
The commander of the Navy’s biggest fleet said that the military was duty-bound to listen to President Trump.
Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki thanked Russia for its "tremendous contribution" to Iraq and Syria by battling the Islamic State militant group.
The USS Thunderbolt reportedly fired at an Iranian ship that came within 150 yards and may belong to the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Majority-Shiite Muslim neighbors Iran and Iraq have a volatile history and differing views on the U.S., but they share an interest in battling jihadis.
The country's U.S. base closed in 2014, as tensions between Russia and the West peaked over Ukraine's decision to topple the pro-Russian government in Kiev.
Special Forces head General Raymond Thomas said that, while the U.S. may wanna stay, Syria was a sovereign state and its government backs Russia.
The U.S., Russia and China are all looking to surpass each other with military innovations such as missiles and drones that use artificial intelligence.
Amnesty International documented 101 cases of detention incommunicado and torture of suspects, who were often detained with little evidence.
The three countries all want a stake in Syria's future and appear willing to secure it by making long-term military commitments.
North Korea claims it's not scared of President Donald Trump or his "old warmonger" Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Russian helicopters blasted their targets not far from where the U.S. and NATO allies have just begun fortifying their air defenses.
Two Syrian activist groups with ties to the country's opposition also offered opposing claims about the Islamic State militant group leader's death.
Despite being largely defeated in its former Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, the Islamic State militant group is still gaining territory amid new clashes.
The Islamic State militant group killed an activist from California, a U.S. Army veteran from New York and another YPG volunteer from the U.K.
U.S. allies and enemies have praised Iraq for defeating the Islamic State militant group in Mosul, highlighting the complex nature of battling ISIS.
The U.S., India and Japan are conducting perhaps their most complex joint naval drills yet, and leading Asian powers Pakistan and China are getting closer.
Facing near-total defeat in its former stronghold of Mosul, the Islamic State militant group has launched a new, deadly offensive in Iraq.