Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 4, the 156th day of 2020. There are 210 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 4, 1...

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation&...

Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia's nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation's critical...

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is pulling two Patriot missile batteries and some fighter aircraft out of Saudi Arabia, an American official said Thursday, amid tensions between the kingdom and the Trump a...

Turkey vows solidarity with US in fighting virus outbreak

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to stand in solidarity with the United States in its struggle against the coronavirus pandemic and as it recovers from the out...

Iran Guard commander threatens US Navy after Trump tweet

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard warned Thursday he ordered his forces to potentially target the U.S. Navy after President Donald Trump's tweet a day earlier threatening to...

US officials: Missile defense systems now operating in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — New air defense systems are now protecting American and allied forces at military bases in Iraq where troops have been attacked by Iranian-backed insurgents in recent months, accordi...

Saudi forces destroy missile fired over capital Riyadh

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over the capital just before midnight, state media said early Sunday. ...

North Korea fires presumed short-range missiles into the sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern sea on Monday, South Korean officials said, resuming weapons demonstrations after a months-long...

Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has developed unique offense weapons without the intention of starting a war with anyone but to maintain “strategic balance” and “strategic stab...

Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in an airstrike in northwestern Syria, Turkey said, after an attack by Ankara-backed opposition forces that targeted Syrian government t...

Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify the Trump administra...

US expands troop, fighter jet presence at Saudi base

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Across the vast expanse of this desert air base, hundreds of tents have popped up and a newly arrived squadron of U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters is lined up ...

Russia commissions intercontinental hypersonic weapon

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin that a new hypersonic weapon of intercontinental range became operational Friday following years of tests. ...

Iran to hold joint, four-day navy drill with Russia, China

Iran’s armed forces will hold a joint, four-day naval exercise with Russia and China in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, a spokesman said Wednesday. The drill, which is to sta...