BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, on the first visit by a senior Trump administration official to Iraq, worked on Monday to repair breaches of trust with Iraq’s leaders caused by his boss just as the two sides began a major offensive to oust the Islamic State from its last stronghold in the country.
BEIRUT/AMMAN/WASHINGTON CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad.
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.
Dustin Johnson outclassed a stellar field in the Genesis Open at historic Riviera as he cruised to a five-shot win, but where did it rank among his 13 PGA Tour titles?
The great Roger Federer has played tennis in numerous locations around the world and now he has taken to the high seas [the Vltava River at any rate]!
Ryan Giggs is hoping nerves do not get the better of him as he prepares to make his debut in the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am, playing alongside Rory McIlroy.
The Amazon offered its own challenges to the Americans. Some couldn’t adapt to the conditions here, suffering nervous breakdowns. One drowned when a storm on the Tapajós River toppled his boat.