Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris. Founded in 1944 it is the third largest in the world (after Associated Press and Reuters). It was established after the liberation of Paris by journalists in the headquarters of Agence Havas renamed "Office Français d'Information" during the war which was infamous for collaboration with the Nazis.

"The NATO alliance will meet in Brussels on Thursday to review next steps in the Afghanistan conflict and brainstorm ways to deal with the 16-year-old security crisis."

"Philippine President Duterte and security analysts said the gunmen had planned to set up a Southeast Asian IS base in the southern Philippines."

“The Iraqi military's hard-fought victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul marks a defining moment not just for them. It is also a key win for the US doctrine behind it.”

“As Obama prepares to step down, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.”

"Coalition forces believed they were striking a Daesh fighting position, Central Command said in a statement, using an alternate term for the IS group."

"The Pentagon will submit proposals to President Barack Obama for strengthening military support to Iraqi forces in the near future."