Latest "Middle East" stories
Chinese balloons spotted over Mideast posed no threat, three-star says
Air Forces Central boss Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich said the balloons haven't encroached on "sensitive" U.S. sites in the Middle East.
US commander: Al-Qaida numbers in Afghanistan up ‘slightly’
Al-Qaida is among numerous extremist groups inside Afghanistan.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
General says US troops to remain in Iraq
America invaded Iraq in 2003, and at the peak point had more than 170,000 troops battling insurgents in the country and later working to train and advise Iraqi forces.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press and Robert Burns, The Associated Press