US, UAE Troops Hold Major Exercise Amid Virus, Iran Tensions

AL-HAMRA MILITARY BASE, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major military exercise Monday that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city, a drill conducted amid tensions with Iran and despite the new coronavirus pandemic. “P...
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US Adds ‘Low Yield’ Nuclear Weapon to Its Submarine Arsenal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has deployed a new addition to its nuclear arsenal — a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead of reduced destructive power. The so-called low-yield missile joins other, more powerful weapons aboard stealthy submarines pr...
Photo of a Houthi supporter holding a banner with Arabic writing that reads, "at your order, oh messenger of Allah."

Fighting Sharply Rises in Yemen, Endangering Peace Efforts

SANAA, Yemen — A drastic escalation in fighting between the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed and wounded hundreds of people over the past week, officials and tribal leaders said Monday. A wave of over 40 coalition airstrike...
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US Troops Clear Rubble From Iraq Base Days After Iran Strike

AIN AL-ASAD BASE, Iraq — U.S. troops cleared rubble and debris from a military base housing American soldiers in western Iraq on Monday, days after it was struck by a barrage of Iranian ballistic missiles in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. ...