The estimated deaths and injuries are stalling Russia’s progress in eastern Ukraine, military experts say, as fighting intensifies in the south.
Severe equipment and manpower problems could slow President Vladimir V. Putin’s mission as the war enters its sixth month.
Archaeologists uncovered the remains of 13 Hessian soldiers killed by American forces in the bloody Battle of Red Bank near Philadelphia.
It wasn’t clear what happened to the two men from Alabama. They were last seen in combat on June 9.
Backed by the Kremlin, the shadowy network known as the Wagner Group is getting rich in Sudan while helping the military to crush a democracy movement.
Best known for its mercenaries, the Wagner Group also mines diamonds, spreads disinformation and props up autocrats in an effort to grow Russia’s footprint.
Civilian deaths have spiked in Mali since Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Group began operating alongside the military. In late March, hundreds were executed in the village of Moura.
The bodies of the mayor, her husband and her son were found after Russian forces retreated in early April.
The Kremlin is trying to find enough reinforcements to conduct the next phase of the war, according to military and intelligence officials.
The State Department and the French foreign ministry said they were alarmed at reports of deaths caused by the Malian armed forces and their allies — Russian mercenaries with the Wagner Group.
A first contingent has arrived in Russia for military training including members of a Syrian unit that worked with Russian officers in Syria, backing President Bashar al-Assad.
The private Russian military force, which has close ties to President Vladimir Putin and has been used in war zones across the world, is expanding its presence in Ukraine.
At least 1,000 fighters from Russia’s Wagner Group are expected to focus on the Kremlin’s goal of seizing eastern Ukraine.
Two senior European security officials say that the paramilitary fighters are inside the rebel territories of Ukraine to lay the groundwork for war.
Fed up with the failure of their government, and France, to stop the violence caused by militants, some citizens now call for Russia to intervene.
A former Colombian commando is the first to face U.S. prosecution in the killing of Jovenel Moïse, after agents flew him to Miami from Panama.
Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the former heir apparent of the deposed Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, filed his candidacy papers on Sunday for the election expected next month.
The hunt for an elusive Somali militant illustrates why Al Shabab, despite a decade of American covert action, are at their strongest in years.
Former soldiers from Nepal have long served as private security guards in war-torn Afghanistan. Amid the chaos, they worry that they can’t get home.
At least 20 Colombians have been implicated by Haitian officials in the plot to assassinate the president. But their role in the killing, if any, is murky.
At least 20 people were arrested in the assassination of the Haitian president — 18 Colombians and 2 Americans of Haitian descent — on a day of deepening mystery.
An investigative report says that Russian operatives in the Central African Republic who had been billed as unarmed advisers are actually leading the fighting, including massacres of civilians.
The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.
The president should ignore the powerful voices in Washington pushing him to reverse course and not end our longest war.
Fighting as mercenaries for years, the rebels were ready to pull off their own stunning feat: an invasion that resulted in the death of Chad’s strongman ruler.
An agonizing choice for nearly 200 people holed up in a hotel as gunmen roamed unchecked: Wait overnight for rescue? Or make a run for it?
With a small military training program, the United States military has joined efforts to fight a brutal insurgency that has devastated northern Mozambique.
There’s a glimmer of hope.
In an interview, the contractor pushed back against a United Nations report accusing him of breaching a decade-old arms embargo on Libya.
Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigators.
The F.B.I. agent who led the Blackwater investigation and two other letter writers are appalled by the pardon of men who killed innocent civilians.
Iraqi witnesses against Blackwater guards were promised justice after a mass killing in Baghdad in 2007. ‘Today,’ one said, the bullets still in his leg, ‘they proved to me it was just theater.’
An American military official said the warplanes were conducting combat missions in support of Kremlin-backed private security forces, and extending Moscow’s influence in Africa.
A confidential report sent to the Security Council details extensive breaches of the international arms embargo on Libya by eight countries since the beginning of the year.
The announcement of a cease-fire was a rare positive development in a chaotic conflict plagued by foreign meddling. But skeptics abound.
In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.
Khalifa Hifter saw the collapse this week of his 14-month campaign to capture Tripoli from a government backed by the U.N. and Turkey.
Belligerents on all sides of the Libyan conflict, including Turkey, Russia and the U.A.E., are preparing for a new stage after a pullback by the forces of the commander, Khalifa Hifter.
The unusually sharp assertion by a senior American commander underscored the Pentagon’s concern about Moscow’s growing influence in the country’s sprawling war.
A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos.
Stephen Feinberg, who backed the president’s campaign, is said to be in talks for a top post in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Russia wanted more leverage over an aspiring Libyan strongman. The White House provided it by assenting to a disastrous civil war.