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James Mattis says Trump's troop pullout has led to 'disarray' in Syria

Ex-defense secretary calls resurgence of Isis ‘a given’Withdrawal will ‘have an impact’ on Kurds’ ability to fight IsisThe former defense secretary J...

James Mattis says Trump's troop pullout has led to 'disarray' in Syria

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Mattis: Trump's troop pullout will lead to 'disarray' in Syria and Isis resurgence Ex-defense secretary calls resurgence of Isis ‘a given’Kurds say 785 Isis affiliates escape camp after Turkish shellingThe former defense secretary J...
14:20, 2019-10-13

House passes resolution to condemn Trump’s Syria troop pullout WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution Wednesday rebuking President Trump for his pullout of troops in Syria that paved...
00:20, 2019-10-17

Kurds look to Syria for protection after U.S. pullout The shift could lead to clashes between Turkey and Syria and raises the specter of a resurgent Islamic State group....
02:32, 2019-10-14

U.S. troops start pullout from along Turkey’s border in Syria Kurdish-led forces said American troops began pulling back Monday from positions along the Syrian border ahead of an expected Turkish invasion....
12:00, 2019-10-07

President Trump shakes off GOP criticism of Syria pullout President Trump on Monday defended his decision to bring back US troops from Syria, saying that America had been there long enough and that the task ...
00:28, 2019-10-08

Retiring GOP Rep. John Shimkus won't support Trump after Syria pullout Retiring Republican Rep. John Shimkus is ending his support for President Donald Trump after this week‘s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syria-Tur...
21:08, 2019-10-10

U.S. troops begin to pullout from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares operation U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said American troops began pulling back Monday from positions along the border in northeast Syria ahead of an expected...
13:40, 2019-10-07

Kurds had back channel open to Syria, Russia over fears of U.S. pullout: officials The Kurds opened a back channel to the Syrian government and the Russians in 2018, with those talks ramping up significantly in recent weeks....
00:32, 2019-10-16

Mitt Romney rips Trump over Syria pullout, questions cease-fire “The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precip...
23:16, 2019-10-17

Rand Paul compares Trump Syria withdrawal to Reagan’s Beirut pullout Anti-war Sen. Rand Paul Tuesday stepped up his support for President Trump’s decision to withdraw 50-100 military officials from Syrian hot spots and...
21:32, 2019-10-08

US begins troop withdrawal from northeastern Syria US troops began to withdraw from northeastern Syria on Monday, clearing the way for planned Turkish military operations. The White House announced on...
09:52, 2019-10-07

US special-operations secrets could fall into the hands of Russia and Syria after Trump's sudden pullout DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images The sudden withdrawal of US special operations forces from northern Syria could end up giving Russia and Syria an in...
18:16, 2019-10-17

Former Defense Secretary Mattis says ISIS could ‘resurge’ in Syria Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Islamic State has not been defeated and could “resurge” if military pressure eases on the ...
15:24, 2019-10-13

Susan Rice slams Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice sounded off on President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria, calling the announcement "...
08:24, 2019-10-08

'Unfortunate': McMaster criticizes Trump's Syria troop withdrawal Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria, saying the depl...
01:52, 2019-10-11

Schumer wants Senate vote to reject Trump’s Syria troop withdrawal Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday he’ll demand a vote this week to oppose President Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria. Schumer said the president’s ...
21:20, 2019-10-13

US begins troop withdrawal from northeastern Syria ahead of Turkish offensive US troops began to withdraw from northeastern Syria on Monday, clearing the way for planned Turkish military operations. The White House had earlier ...
18:00, 2019-10-07

'Gravely concerned': Mitch McConnell slams Trump's Syria troop withdrawal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a rare rebuke of President Trump for his decision to take U.S. forces out of northern Syria....
00:20, 2019-10-15

US begins troop withdrawal from northeastern Syria ahead of Turkish military offensive US troops began to withdraw from northeastern Syria on Monday, clearing the way for planned Turkish military operations. The White House had earlier ...
10:12, 2019-10-07

Ex-Defense Sec. James Mattis warns US ‘cannot go it alone’ James Mattis said he “did as well as I could, for as long as I could” as President Trump’s first secretary of defense, but added that he resigned ove...
00:36, 2019-08-29

Ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis warns US ‘cannot go it alone’ James Mattis said he “did as well as I could, for as long as I could” as President Trump’s first secretary of Defense, but added that he resigned ove...
02:28, 2019-08-29

Trump reportedly called Jim Mattis the 'world's most overrated general' in a chaotic meeting on Syria AP President Donald Trump belittled his former defense secretary, Jim Mattis, by characterizing him as the "world's most overrated general," accordin...
01:16, 2019-10-17

'He earned his spurs from a doctor': James Mattis mocks Trump Ex-defence secretary responds to US president calling him ‘the world’s most overrated general’The former US defence secretary James Mattis has laughe...
09:32, 2019-10-18

'He earned his spurs from a doctor': Gen James Mattis mocks Trump Ex-defence secretary responds to US president calling him ‘the world’s most overrated general’Donald Trump’s first defense secretary, Gen James Matti...
15:16, 2019-10-18

James Wan to make you puke with adaptation of Nick Cutter's gruesome The Troop Nick Cutter, the pen name of Canadian writer Craig Davidson, has written some of the most unnerving horror novels of this century with The Troop and ...
21:00, 2019-08-12

'He earned his spurs from a doctor': Gen James Mattis mocks Donald Trump – video The ex-defence secretary is laughing off an insult hurled at him by the US president. Speaking at a New York charity event a day after Trump demeaned...
17:48, 2019-10-18

Trump calls ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis ‘world’s most overrated general’ President Trump ripped former Defense Secretary James Mattis as “the world’s most overrated general” on Wednesday during a White Ho...
01:48, 2019-10-17

Kurdish forces in Syria fear Turkey will launch attacks rapidly to take advantage of 'confusion' caused by Trump's US troop withdrawal plan REUTERS/Murad Sezer Turkey wasted no time in moving troops to key points on its border with Syria Tuesday, in an apparent attempt to mitigate any u-t...
17:56, 2019-10-08

Call Sign Chaos review: James Mattis pulls a flanking manuever on Trump In a memoir that is part hymn to the constitution, the former secretary of defense offers only veiled criticism of the presidentJames Mattis was Dona...
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01:24, 2019-04-30

England in disarray after losing six wickets in morning session "Australia ripped through England to leave the hosts floundering on 54-6 at lunch in their first innings on day two of the third Ashes test at Headin...
16:24, 2019-08-23

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Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joini...
13:52, 2019-08-20

UN puts brakes on peacekeepers’ pullout from Sudan’s Darfur UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has voted to put the brakes on the withdrawal of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in S...
03:44, 2019-06-28

Yemen: Houthis begin Hodeida port pullout UN supervisor welcomes long-delayed implementation of Stockholm ceasefire deal Yemen’s Houthi rebels will begin a pullback from ports in the flashpoi...
09:04, 2019-05-11

US test-fires cruise missile after INF treaty pullout The US Pentagon says it has tested a ground-launched cruise missile just weeks after exiting the INF treaty. The missile would have been banned under...
21:32, 2019-08-19

Chamber of Commerce rebuffs Trump on China pullout The U.S Chamber of Commerce said Friday that President Trump's call for U.S. businesses to pull out of all trade with China was the wrong course. The...
23:20, 2019-08-23

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US-Iran tensions rise ahead of anniversary of deal pullout DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — White House’s sudden announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier would be deployed in the Persian Gulf to coun...
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'Leaving us to be slaughtered': Syrian Kurds commander condemns US pullout The commander of the Syrian Kurdish forces in the northern part of the country condemned President Trump's decision to remove U.S. soldiers from the ...
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05:08, 2019-05-03

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20:48, 2019-08-29

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18:16, 2019-06-12

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20:48, 2019-06-13

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19:12, 2019-06-06

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01:08, 2019-06-09

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21:44, 2019-06-12

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22:16, 2019-08-05

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07:56, 2019-10-13

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06:04, 2019-10-18

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00:08, 2019-09-27

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13:56, 2019-09-13

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03:24, 2019-09-12

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00:24, 2019-06-05

Trump vows to leave ‘strong intelligence’ in Afghanistan amid troop withdrawal President Trump has vowed to leave “strong intelligence” in Afghanistan as he oversees US troop withdrawal from the country after 19 years of a milit...
06:52, 2019-07-02

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22:44, 2019-09-21

Monkey chief beaten by troop after erectile dysfunction issues make him target THE leader of a monkey troop is being repeatedly beaten by his tribe - because he can no longer get it up....
13:52, 2019-05-09

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15:28, 2019-09-03

Adam Schiff encourages intelligence leaders to consider 'the example of Secretary Mattis' and resign House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff predicts two top officials will resist President Trump's move to declassify intelligence related to the Russi...
23:40, 2019-05-27

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05:32, 2019-09-09

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14:56, 2019-08-28

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00:20, 2019-07-11

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15:36, 2019-09-01

'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Mattis hits back at Trump calling him 'overrated' Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis drew laughter as he made jokes about President Trump, calling himself "the world’s most overrated general” at the...
04:48, 2019-10-18

'I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Mattis jokes about Trump calling him overrated The former defense secretary and retired Marine says he's honored to be in the same league as the celebrated film star....
05:24, 2019-10-18

Jim Mattis isn’t telling Trump to read his book but suggests he might learn a few things about leadership if he did Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and while he wants to talk about what he learned...
00:04, 2019-09-14

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11:48, 2019-07-22

'Act of war': Mattis says Obama's inept response to Cafe Milano bomb plot 'emboldened' Iran Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he predicted years ago that Iran would escalate its provocations against the United States — and he partly b...
15:00, 2019-09-04

'Emboldened adversaries and shaken allies': Mattis savages Obama's lack of leadership in new book Though former defense secretary Jim Mattis mentions his last boss, President Trump, only in the opening pages of his new book, the Washington establi...
13:12, 2019-09-03

'Arrogance': Mattis co-author Bing West says US efforts to transform Iraq and Afghanistan were doomed When Henry Kissinger told James Mattis he should write a book about his more than four decades in the Marine Corps, it was no surprise he chose fello...
07:48, 2019-09-15

Jim Mattis on Osama bin Laden, how ancient history guides his modern strategy, and his pithy aphorisms Legendary military commander retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis is on a whirlwind publicity tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Le...
05:20, 2019-09-13

'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him 'overrated' Associated Press Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is OK with President Donald Trump calling him the "world's most overrated general" because the p...
05:36, 2019-10-18

Ex-defense chief Jim Mattis joins General Dynamics amid rising scrutiny of DC ties to business Jim Mattis, the retired Marine general who served as President Trump's first defense secretary, is joining the board of contractor General Dynamics j...
23:20, 2019-08-08

A woman could play James Bond, say two James Bonds Pierce Brosnan said the #MeToo Era meant it was time to reevaluate women in the Bond franchise ... and then also praised Woody Allen and Roman Polans...
22:28, 2019-09-09

Plan for troop pullback ‘now accepted’ by rival forces around key Yemen port, but fighting intensifying elsewhere, Security Council warned A plan to withdraw forces from front lines in and around the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah has been accepted by pro-Government forces and Houthi rebels...
19:20, 2019-04-15

2018-19 All-NBA Teams: James Harden, Giannis unanimous first-team selections; LeBron James makes third team Stephen Curry, Nikola Jokic and Paul George join Giannis and James Harden on the All-NBA first team...
21:12, 2019-05-23

'ISIS will resurge': Mattis predicts ISIS comeback without more pressure from US Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said that President Trump's decision to pull troops from northern Syria could lead to a comeback for the Islami...
23:24, 2019-10-12

Daily on Defense: Trump’s ‘unconventional’ argument, Graham, Van Hollen go ‘full bore’ on Turkey sanctions, Mattis’ roast riposte, McRaven calls for change at the top ‘AN AMAZING OUTCOME’: After Vice President Mike Pence announced he’d negotiated a five-day ceasefire to allow complete withdrawal of Kurdish-led Syri...
13:36, 2019-10-18

Trump joked about former President Abraham Lincoln during his rally, the same night Mattis praised Lincoln's patriotism in a speech REUTERS/Mike Segar The presidency of Abraham Lincoln was mentioned in two separate instances on Thursday night in drastically different contexts. Pre...
08:44, 2019-10-18

'Read, read, read': Mattis won't say Trump should pick up his book but suggests he might learn about leadership if he did Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and while he wants to talk about what he learned...
00:20, 2019-09-14

The Many Cruelties of Syria Sam Dagher’s “Assad or We Burn the Country” describes a regime that will go to any length to stay in power....
23:08, 2019-05-28

Germany's Syria conundrum What is Germany willing to do to stabilize Syria? Will it prolong its anti-IS mandate? How does its large Syrian community affect matters? Ahead of t...
17:52, 2019-09-03

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the vill...
01:20, 2019-07-08

US urges new Syria peace strategy for UN US officials have called for the UN to "try other routes to achieving the political solution." The UN envoy for Syria has failed to make progress on ...
02:08, 2019-06-28

Syria's Raqqa rocked by explosions: NGO Syria's northern city of Raqqa, a former stronghold of the "Islamic State" (IS) group, has been hit by two bomb blasts, killing 10 people, said a rig...
00:52, 2019-06-02

Republicans buckle to Trump on Syria The Republican rebellion against President Donald Trump was short-lived. Republicans unleashed perhaps their most aggressive outcry of the Trump era ...
01:56, 2019-10-16

Trump says U.S. has no stake in Syria because ‘we’re 7,000 miles away’ Condemnation of his stance was quick and severe, not only from Democrats but from Republicans who have been staunch Trump supporters on virtually all...
22:48, 2019-10-16

More than 100,000 people detained, missing in Syria: UN Reports suggest that more than 100,000 people in Syria have been detained, abducted or gone missing during the eight-year conflict, with the governme...
23:52, 2019-08-07

Trump, Syria and Turkey — Here’s a look at what’s happening Why has the U.S. pulled its troops and why is Turkey entering northern Syria? Here's a look at what's happening....
21:32, 2019-10-08

Seven years of Syria’s health tragedy After seven years of conflict in Syria, WHO has renewed its call for the protection of health workers and for immediate access to besieged population...
10:40, 2019-04-09

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released if Tehran guaranteed that...
20:04, 2019-07-13

Two IS 'Beatles' moved out of Syria and into US custody The US has taken charge of two previously captured British IS fighters who were involved in the filmed beheadings of Western hostages. The prisoners ...
05:12, 2019-10-10

UN: 100,000 flee after Turkish incursion in Syria A war watchdog has said dozens of militiamen and several civilians were killed during Turkey's offensive in Syria. The UN has also said that 100,000 ...
17:36, 2019-10-11

Autonomous killer drones set to be used by Turkey in Syria Turkey is to become the first nation to use drones able to find, track and kill people without human intervention, when it deploys them in Syria in a...
17:04, 2019-09-20

UN says war crimes may have been committed by US, Russian forces in Syria GENEVA – Airstrikes by US-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignore...
22:24, 2019-09-11

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Britain’s defense secretary says the country’s most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its...
10:24, 2019-06-25

US says Syria is stalling peace, urges new way to elections UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is accusing the Syrian government of stalling political negotiations and is calling for a new route to U.N.-m...
21:32, 2019-06-27

US targets al-Qaida militants in northern Syria BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military says it has struck an al-Qaida leadership and training facility in northern Syria where attacks threatening Americans...
13:44, 2019-07-01

Israeli forces strike several targets in Syria At least three soldiers were killed in the Israeli airstrikes which came in response to rockets launched from Syria. Tensions have risen over Iran's ...
13:16, 2019-06-02

My gay son: 'The family said we should send him to Syria for conversion therapy' Could an ‘outrageously heterosexual’ father handle his eldest child coming out at 16?Sam Khalaf and his son Riyadh used to call themselves the two mu...
07:16, 2019-06-22

Republicans unload on Trump for Syria shift when he needs them most Lawmakers from both parties denounced the decision to allow Turkey to fight U.S.-allied Kurds....
19:16, 2019-10-07

A view of Syria’s civil war, from Assad’s inner circle A high-level defector helps Sam Dagher explain the brutal conflict and the president’s role in it....
18:16, 2019-08-30

WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partne...
10:40, 2019-04-09

The hunt for Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe...
13:40, 2019-05-21

UK may help release Iranian oil tanker if it gets Syria guarantee Jeremy Hunt asked Iran for assurance that detained ship Grace 1 will not go to SyriaForeign minister Jeremy Hunt said he told his Iranian counterpart...
19:28, 2019-07-13

Top US and Russian diplomats discussed ways to end Syria war UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. envoy for Syria says top U.S. and Russian diplomats have discussed the step-by-step implementation of a 2012 roadmap t...
21:44, 2019-05-29

US Syria envoy: President Trump was 'misunderstood' Conflict Zone confronts Donald Trump's envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, on the president's decision to withdraw troops from the country. The move shock...
18:48, 2019-09-18

Russia prepares ‘crushing’ offensive in Syria Russian forces are preparing a military operation to help Syrian dictator Bashar Assad reclaim the last major cities held by rebel forces and terrori...
19:32, 2019-06-10

Opinion: Take Turkey's threats to invade Syria seriously A Turkish invasion of Syria appears to be imminent. But a new military offensive could have self-destructive consequences for Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ...
13:24, 2019-08-10

US calls for German ground troops in Syria A top US diplomat has formally asked Germany to send troops to Syria to help fight the terrorist militia Islamic State. James Jeffrey said allies nee...
05:20, 2019-07-07

Gibraltar detains oil tanker headed for Syria The tanker is believed to have been transporting crude oil from Iran to Syria which would violate both US and EU sanctions. It may have been intercep...
14:08, 2019-07-04

Hunting Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe...
15:24, 2019-05-21

Syria says sabotage damaged underwater oil pipelines DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s oil ministry says five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order as a result of a sabotage att...
19:16, 2019-06-23

Australia says 8 Australian children to return from Syria CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters have been remov...
06:16, 2019-06-24

Trump defends pulling US troops out of Syria President Trump on Monday defended his administration’s decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria, declaring that the US will figh...
16:56, 2019-10-07

Syria moves troops toward Turkish offensive The Syrian military has mobilized soldiers toward the north of the country to face the Turkish incursion. A senior Kurdish politician said government...
01:32, 2019-10-14

Trump on Turkey-Syria conflict: 'It's not our border' Donald Trump has said that Turkey's military campaign against Syrian Kurds is not Washington's problem. However, he has imposed economic sanctions ag...
22:32, 2019-10-16

Over 100 dead as Turkey continues assault in Syria for a second day Turkish forces continued their military push in northern Syria for a second day as reports said more than 100 people have been killed in the fighting...
15:52, 2019-10-10

In Syria's Aleppo, the customers are back in the bathhouse Swaddled in white towels, the Mansour and Wafai families sat in an arched alcove of Aleppo's Bab al-Ahmar public bathhouse, reviving their once-weekl...
15:56, 2019-05-09

Graham pleads with Trump on Syria: 'Change course while you still can' Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday claimed vindication for his harsh criticism of the White House’s foreign policy in Syria, urging President Donald Trump...
18:24, 2019-10-11

How Trump Got Punk'd Into Running From Syria, Explained Military leaders, politicians and the U.S. allies were shocked by Donald Trump’s decision to side with brutal dictators and turn his back on one of A...
19:36, 2019-10-08

Republicans drop their revolt against Trump on Syria The Republican rebellion against President Donald Trump was short-lived.Republicans unleashed perhaps their most aggressive outcry of the Trump era a...
03:28, 2019-10-16

Turkey advances troops into Syria despite US sanctions Turkey shrugged off sanctions imposed by the Trump administration and pressed deeper into northern Syria on Tuesday setting up a possible clash with ...
16:00, 2019-10-15

EU ministers consider reaction to Turkish offensive in Syria EU foreign ministers will meet Monday morning to discuss an appropriate response to the deployment of Turkish troops in northeastern Syria. Sanctions...
08:32, 2019-10-14

Trump's Syria withdrawal: Who stands to gain? While the US leaves a vacuum as it washes its hands of its Syrian Kurdish allies, the major players in Syria's Astana peace process —Iran, Russia, an...
23:28, 2019-10-08

Germany caught between Turks and Kurds in Syria Germany's large Kurdish and Turkish communities are a major factor in its unique geopolitical role in the Syria conflict. Kurdish leaders in Germany ...
23:44, 2019-10-09

Syria moves troops towards Turkish offensive The Syrian military is mobilizing soldiers towards the north of the country to face the Turkish incursion. A senior Kurdish politician said governmen...
21:12, 2019-10-13

UN Syria commission: Conflict in Idlib could be catastrophe UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria is warning that an all-out conflict in the last major rebel stronghold in I...
20:36, 2019-05-09

U.S. and Turkey agree to ceasefire in northern Syria The deal is designed to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from a designated safe zone on the northern border....
20:40, 2019-10-17

SAS may be forced out of Syria after Trump announces US withdrawal Elite British troops will be left dangerously exposed without logistical support from US allies...
15:08, 2019-10-08

U.S. to give Iraq nearly 50 IS fighters transferred from Syria The move comes after Turkey began a military offensive into northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces w...
00:52, 2019-10-11

U.S. troops come under Turkish artillery fire in Syria The explosion comes as the Turkish military launches air and artillery strikes across the border....
02:12, 2019-10-12

Lawmakers pressure Trump to reverse course on Syria House Dems subpoena Pentagon Ukraine docs — Committees approve $2.5 billion DoD reprogramming request...
16:12, 2019-10-08

US warns Turkey of 'consequences' of Syria attack The US, Germany and other nations slammed Turkey's Syria incursion at the UN, but the Security Council failed to agree on a statement. Meanwhile, Tur...
22:36, 2019-10-10

100,000 flee as Turkish offensive pushes into Syria Turkey has remained defiant in the face of international criticism, insisting the military will push forward with its incursion. The UN has warned of...
21:44, 2019-10-11

Pentagon investigating explosion at Syria outpost The explosion comes as the Turkish military launches air and artillery strikes across the border....
23:52, 2019-10-11

House condemns Trump’s Syria withdrawal The House condemned President Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, which paved the way for Turkey’s military assault against...
21:00, 2019-10-16

UN investigates alleged use of white phosphorus in Syria Kurdish Red Crescent say six people, some civilians, in hospital with mysterious burnsUN chemical weapons inspectors have announced they are gatherin...
14:20, 2019-10-18

Syria: Hundreds of 'IS' supporters freed in Turkish incursion Clashes between Turkey and Kurdish fighters allowed some 950 terrorist sympathizers to flee a guarded camp in Syria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...
17:44, 2019-10-13

Don’t call them Syria’s child casualties. This is the slaughter of the innocents As violence escalates, more children have died in rebel-held areas in the past month than in all of 2018. But does anybody care?Murdered children are...
15:40, 2019-08-03

Syria: Idlib insurgents pull out of key rebel town Jihadists and allied rebels have withdrawn from the last major rebel-held bastion in Syria. Government troops have expanded their presence in the are...
01:16, 2019-08-21

Syria's Idlib caught between hell and a hard place Three million people in jihadi-controlled Idlib are at the mercy of warring sides as Syria ramps up an offensive. The escalation has given renewed im...
22:20, 2019-07-30

GOP senator defends Trump on Syria: ‘I’m not sure the president had a lot of choices’ Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) on Sunday sought to defend President Donald Trump’s decision to allow the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that has resu...
18:00, 2019-10-13

U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria, Defense Sec. Esper says U.S. troops were preparing to withdraw from northern Syria Sunday as Turkish forces continued their advance. Hundreds of Islamic State group supporte...
18:48, 2019-10-13

Russia and Syria step up airstrikes against civilians in Idlib Dozens killed in attack on market but Assad ground forces stall in last rebel areasAt least 33 people were killed and more than 100 wounded by an air...
20:00, 2019-07-22

Syria: Russia denies responsibility for deadly air strikes Russia's Defense Ministry dismissed activist reports that it had carried out the strikes in a rebel-held area of Idlib province. The United Nations c...
18:00, 2019-07-22

Syria violence interrupts food distribution in some areas BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes have struck rebel-held towns and villages in the country’s northwest as the World Food Program says weekslong vi...
16:16, 2019-06-11

US warns Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack Washington has told Syria that it will "respond quickly and appropriately" to any chemical weapons use. The threat comes as a fragile ceasefire in re...
08:44, 2019-05-22

Syria: Turkish-Kurdish clashes cause mass displacement Turkey's offensive aimed at driving Kurds it calls "terrorists" from northeastern Syria has entered its fifth day. The assault has raised fears that ...
12:52, 2019-10-13

Syria: new Idlib clashes sow 'total panic' among civilians, UN says Senior official says government offensive would be ‘playing with fire’ after truce collapsesFresh fighting around Syria’s jihadi-controlled enclave o...
19:12, 2019-08-08

US troops in Syria come under fire as Turkey ramps up offensive Turkish artillery has landed near US troops stationed at an observation post in northern Syria. Turkey has continued to intensify its offensive, desp...
03:20, 2019-10-12

US Special Forces in Syria shelled by Turkish troops The Turkish military shelled U.S. Special Forces during an operation the country insists was a mistake....
05:00, 2019-10-12

Among Canadian ISIS detainees in Syria, women far outnumber men At least 11 Canadian women are believed to be at the Al Hawl and Roj detention camps in northern Syria, while Global News found only five men impriso...
12:44, 2019-10-12

US special forces get caught up in Turkish shelling in Syria A group of US Special Forces troops were caught close to the action in Syria when Turkey shelled Kurdish positions in area, a report said Friday. A s...
00:00, 2019-10-12

Macron, Putin optimistic on Ukraine, clash on Syria The French and Russian leaders have said the change of power in Ukraine has boosted chances of peace in its east. But they were less in agreement ove...
21:32, 2019-08-19

Deadly escalation in northwestern Syria threatens truce BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say dozens of airstrikes by government forces and Russia on the last rebel-held enclave in northwestern Syria have kil...
12:12, 2019-05-03

Turkish convoy in Syria hit by airstrikes, Ankara claims Reported strike came after large number of Turkish forces crossed border into Idlib provinceTurkey has sent significant numbers of tanks and troops d...
20:44, 2019-08-19

US Special Forces come under Turkish fire in Syria attack The Turkish military shelled U.S. Special Forces during an operation the country insists was an apparent mistake....
02:52, 2019-10-12

US troops in Syria come under fire from Turkish positions, Pentagon says All US troops accounted for after explosion near outpost where Turkey knew American forces were present, official saysUS troops deployed near the cit...
16:20, 2019-10-12

Germany: Thousands protest Turkish offensive in Syria Thousands of people in Germany expressed their discontent with Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria. More than 10,000 protesters gatherered ...
20:44, 2019-10-12

Germany: Thousands protest Turkish operation in Syria Germany has the largest Kurdish diaspora in the world. Kurds and supporters there rallied against Turkey's incursion into Syria that threatens to unl...
21:32, 2019-10-12

Germany's Seehofer warns refugees who take Syria vacations Refugees who return to Syria for holidays might lose their refugee status in Germany, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told the Bild newspaper...
17:44, 2019-08-18

Syria insurgents recapture village from government forces BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and rebels say opposition fighters have recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria. Na...
13:32, 2019-05-22

EU offers measured reaction to Turkey's offensive in Syria EU foreign ministers have condemned Turkey's military intervention in northeastern Syria but stopped short of agreeing on a blocwide arms embargo....
15:36, 2019-10-14

Trump says Kurds are ‘no angels’ and fighting in Syria is ‘not our problem’ President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, saying the Kurds, who fought alongside US troops against the Isl...
18:36, 2019-10-16

Trump: US has no stake in Turkey’s fight in northern Syria By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that Turkey’s attacks in Syria against Kurdish fig...
20:08, 2019-10-16

Lebanon to attend Russia-backed talks on Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s president says his country is eager to take part in Russia-backed political meetings on the Syrian war because it wants...
16:24, 2019-06-19

Syria says Israeli attacks kill 3 soldiers, wound 7 BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s state-run media is reporting several Israeli attacks on military positions in the country’s south, saying they have...
05:44, 2019-06-02

Report: Syria holding 2 Lebanese security agents BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says Syrian troops are holding two Lebanese security agents who crossed by mistake into ...
12:20, 2019-06-18

Trump warns Turkish president: ‘Don’t be a tough guy’ over Syria President Trump warned his Turkish counterpart in a letter that the world would “look upon you forever as the devil” if he didn’t f...
23:12, 2019-10-16

Civilians in Syria's Idlib caught between front lines Despite a ceasefire, Russian and Syrian forces are continuing to carry out daily airstrikes on Idlib province in northwestern Syria. The main targets...
00:48, 2019-06-18

Trump warns Turkish president over Syria: ‘Don’t be a fool!’ President Trump warned his Turkish counterpart in a letter that the world would “look upon you forever as the devil” if he didn’t f...
00:56, 2019-10-17

Syria says Israel hit military position in country’s south BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s state-run news agency says Israel has attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage. SANA said ...
07:20, 2019-06-12

France: 9 children among returned citizens who fled Syria PARIS (AP) — A dozen French citizens – nine of them children – who fled the Syria-Iraq war zone have been transferred back to France. Two...
20:56, 2019-06-11

Pence and Erdogan agree to 120-hour ceasefire in Syria US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to a ceasefire in the military offensive in northeastern Syria. Turkey...
20:24, 2019-10-17

Shifting frontlines intensify Syria's humanitarian crisis Aid agencies struggle to respond as 300,000 people are displaced from their homesShifting frontlines and allegiances in Syria are making it difficult...
20:36, 2019-10-17

Pence, Erdogan reach temporary deal in Syria Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan cut a deal for a 5-day ceasefire Thursday, in which Turkey will suspend its incursion ...
20:56, 2019-10-17

Fighting continues on Syria-Turkey border despite ceasefire Artillery fire and ground clashes reported in violation of US-brokered five-day truceFighting is continuing on the border between Syria and Turkey, a...
12:48, 2019-10-18

UN investigates alleged Turkish use of white phosphorus in Syria Kurdish medics says at least six people in hospital with burns from ‘unknown weapons’UN chemical weapons inspectors have announced they are gathering...
13:56, 2019-10-18

Israeli forces strike Syria air base — report Israel has fired missiles onto a Syrian air base, killing a soldier and wounding two others, said Syria's state media. If confirmed, it would be the ...
02:00, 2019-06-03

Russia accuses US of risking Syria ceasefire in Idlib Russian officials said the US launched an attack during a ceasefire "in violation of all agreements." The US justified the strike, saying it targeted...
18:40, 2019-09-01

The Latest: Netanyahu rallies US, Russia over Iran in Syria DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Israeli Pri...
09:24, 2019-06-25

Turkey offensive in Syria forces Russia into a balancing act Russia has been pushing for the Damascus government to regain full control of Syria and for a political solution to the ongoing war there. But Turkey...
21:12, 2019-10-14

Syria: Germany rejects US demand for ground troops US representatives had requested Germany increase their military presence in Syria as the US plans to move its own troops out of Syria in the near fu...
17:04, 2019-07-08

US seizes only two British Isis prisoners in Syria, leaving others Despite earlier briefings that 40 were taken, only ‘Beatles’ duo said to be under US controlUS forces in north-east Syria have been able to seize onl...
21:28, 2019-10-14

Gibraltar detains supertanker headed to Syria with Iranian oil A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency called the incident “an illegal se...
04:04, 2019-07-05

Tanker full of Iranian oil intercepted en route to Syria MADRID — Authorities in Gibraltar said Thursday they intercepted an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying...
21:52, 2019-07-04

Syria accuses Israel of 'heinous aggression' after airstrikes Syria accuses Israel of ‘practising state terrorism’ after strikes reported to have killed at least 15 peopleSyria has accused Israel of “heinous agg...
13:08, 2019-07-02

Trump pledges to sanction Turkey over Syria offensive Donald Trump has announced sanctions against Turkish officials over Ankara's incursion against Syrian Kurds. On Twitter, the US president also said G...
23:32, 2019-10-14

Trump says he’ll impose sanctions on Turkey for Syria invasion President Trump on Monday said he would “soon” be issuing an executive order to impose sanctions on Turkey for invading Syria — which happened days a...
23:36, 2019-10-14

Missile from Syria-Israel clash lands in Cyprus Missile believed to be made in Russia crashes into mountain overnight, setting hills ablazeA missile has landed on the side of a mountain in Cyprus i...
11:48, 2019-07-01

Syria says Israeli airstrike kills 4 civilians, wounds 21 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says Israeli warplanes have attacked an area near the capital, Damascus, killing four civilians and woundin...
07:48, 2019-07-01

3-Year High in Crude: Why Syria is Only Part of the Answer Spike in Crude: Political "Words of War" ... or, was a before-the-fact forecast unfolding? See for yourself the difference a chart makes....
12:50, 2019-05-01

Trump pledges to sanction Turkey over Syria incursion Donald Trump has announced sanctions against Turkish officials over Ankara's incursion against Syrian Kurds. He also criticized European allies for n...
00:20, 2019-10-15

Rights group says Syria co-opting humanitarian efforts BEIRUT (AP) — A leading international rights group says in a new report that the Syrian government is co-opting humanitarian aid and reconstruction a...
11:28, 2019-06-28

ABC Apologizes for Showing Video From U.S. Gun Range in Report on Syria The video appeared in a report on Turkish attacks in northern Syria. ABC News did not specify how the error had occurred....
14:00, 2019-10-15

Turkey’s invasion of Syria is causing a refugee crisis Turkey’s invasion of Syria has created a humanitarian crisis that has displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians as the United Nations is inv...
16:48, 2019-10-15

On the frontline as US troops leave northern Syria – podcast Martin Chulov, who covers the Middle East for the Guardian, has spent the past week on the frontline of north-east Syria. He describes the fallout fr...
04:12, 2019-10-16

Israeli military says 2 rockets fired at Israel from Syria JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two projectiles have been fired from Syria toward the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The military said ...
21:08, 2019-06-01

Insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest Syria Insurgents fired rockets into a government-held Christian town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, killing six people, including five children who were ...
16:12, 2019-05-12

Aid groups say conditions in northwest Syria at crisis point BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of international aid groups say conditions in Syria’s northwest have reached “crisis point” and are calling fo...
13:28, 2019-05-17

Turkey launches military operation in northern Syria President Erdoğan announces start of operation, as explosions reported near borderTurkey has launched a military operation in northern Syria, Preside...
15:52, 2019-10-09

Airstrikes, shelling as Turkey and Kurds clash in Syria Kurdish forces respond to Turkish offensive in Syria, shelling a Turkish border town. Earlier Turkey launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shel...
15:12, 2019-10-10

Russia and Turkey landgrab 'behind fresh Syria bombardment' Twelve healthcare centres destroyed in bombardment of Idlib provinceRenewed bombardment in north-west Syria that has displaced 200,000 people and des...
07:48, 2019-05-08

EU, Germany condemn Turkish offensive in northern Syria Germany and the European Union are among many voices speaking out against the Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria on Wednesday. World powers...
01:56, 2019-10-10

Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkey’s economy over Syria President Trump on Monday threatened to “obliterate” Turkey’s economy should the NATO ally do anything “off limits” in ...
19:08, 2019-10-07

Turkish military operation in Syria has started, Erdogan says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that a Turkish military operation into Syria has started. Erdogan said on his official Twitter a...
15:52, 2019-10-09

Erdogan: Turkey launches offensive in northern Syria Turkey has launched a military offensive in northeastern Syria. President Erdogan said it was targeting Kurdish militant groups, as well as IS. The o...
16:32, 2019-10-09

Turkish offensive triggers exodus of aid workers from Syria EU urges restraint amid warnings that campaign against Kurdish forces will put hundreds of thousands of lives at riskDozens of aid workers have cross...
13:44, 2019-10-10

Airstrikes, shelling as Turkey advances against Kurds in Syria Turkish military advance against fighters in northern Syria, launching airstrikes and unleashing artillery shelling on Syrian towns, according to Tur...
11:40, 2019-10-10

Iranian tanker seized by Gibraltar 'photographed off Syria' Adrian Darya 1, formerly the Grace 1, was only released on condition it did not discharge its load of 2.1m barrels of oil in SyriaThe Iranian oil tan...
13:32, 2019-09-07

Top Republicans rip Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria A handful of top Republicans — including former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley — on Monday criticized President Trump’s decision to remove US tr...
19:08, 2019-10-07

Republicans Are Actually Furious Over Trump Abandoning Kurds in Syria After Trump announced the U.S. would endorse Turkey's military action in Syria, his closest Republican allies were furious....
18:56, 2019-10-07

Trump claims Europe willing to take responsibility for IS prisoners in Syria Shelling and gunfire could be heard in and around Ras al-Ayn as smoke billowed from locations near the border with Turkey and the Turkish town of Cey...
20:12, 2019-10-18

Germany confirms, Syria still unsafe for asylum-seekers Germany will continue providing refuge to Syrian asylum-seekers, the Interior Ministry has said. It refuted earlier reports that some applicants from...
12:44, 2019-05-15

Turkey launches military offensive in northern Syria Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the offensive on the Syrian border is targeting Kurdish militants to dismantle a "terrorist corridor....
18:52, 2019-10-09

British-Iranian relations strained as oil tanker is seen off Syria Adrian Darya, previously called Grace 1, photographed near Russian navy facilityBritain is seeking to establish whether Iran has sold oil to Syria in...
21:20, 2019-09-08

Syria TV says 6 killed in insurgent attack on displaced camp DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria state TV says six people were killed when insurgents lobbed missiles into a government-controlled displaced people’...
21:28, 2019-05-14

EU extends sanctions against Assad’s Syria regime for a year BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is prolonging sanctions against the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad for a year due to its continued crackd...
17:20, 2019-05-17

Turkey unleashes offensive against Kurds in northern Syria Turkey has begun an assault on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria that could cause intense fighting and a humanitarian disaster. The offen...
00:32, 2019-10-10

Airstrikes in rebel-held northwestern Syria kill 4 BEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say government forces have intensified their bombardment of rebel-held towns and villages in northwestern Syria, s...
12:36, 2019-05-07

Congress pressures Trump to back down on Syria 'betrayal' President Donald Trump changed the conversation from impeachment — at least for a day — with his move to abruptly withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. Bu...
00:08, 2019-10-08

US troops begin withdrawal from Turkey’s border in Syria US troops on Monday began pulling out of positions along the border in northeast Syria ahead of an expected invasion by Turkey, according to US-allie...
13:20, 2019-10-07

Violence escalates in northwest Syria, claiming more lives DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian military official says insurgents in the country’s northwest are preparing for an attack on government-held are...
13:36, 2019-05-05

White House says Turkey will ‘soon’ invade Northern Syria The White House announced Sunday night that Turkey will soon invade Northern Syria while US troops remain on the sidelines. The development raises qu...
07:12, 2019-10-07

US 'will not support' Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria The White House has announced that US troops will withdraw from the Syrian-Turkish border and will not support planned Turkish military operations in...
07:20, 2019-10-07

Syria says insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that insurgents have shelled a government-held town in the country’s northwest, killing ...
13:52, 2019-05-12

Turkey to invade Northern Syria, says White House Press secretary Stephanie Grisham says U.S. troops “will not support or be involved in the operation” and “will no longer be in the immediate area.”...
06:04, 2019-10-07

Life after Syria: the migrants' tale – a photo essay More than 3.5 million Syrian refugees now live in Turkey as a result of a conflict that has raged since 2011. Many take to the seas off Turkey to mak...
10:28, 2019-09-18

The Guardian view on Trump and Syria: damage has been done | Editorial The ditching of Kurdish-led forces threatens to destabilise the region further. It is just the latest proof of the dangers of this president’s foreig...
21:56, 2019-10-08

UN aid chief fears northwest Syria ‘humanitarian nightmare’ UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief says his worst fears that a full-scale military onslaught in northwestern Syria would “unleas...
20:48, 2019-05-17

Divided UN fails to agree on Turkey's Syria offensive Western nations slammed Turkey's Syria incursion at the UN, but the Security Council failed to agree on a statement. Russia says it wants the "illega...
23:08, 2019-10-10

Republicans and former US officials rip into Trump for abandoning the Kurds in Syria Reuters President Donald Trump received rare criticism from Republican and media allies over his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and abando...
20:28, 2019-10-07

McMaster says Trump's Syria move will sow more regional chaos “What we have in the Middle East right now is the potential for four simultaneous crises,” McMaster said....
22:12, 2019-10-10

Trump says US hasn’t ‘abandoned’ Kurds despite pulling troops out of Syria President Trump on Tuesday defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey and said the US has not “abandoned” its Kurdish allies — a day after ...
18:28, 2019-10-08

Trump insists he is not abandoning Kurds after GOP backlash against Syria withdrawal President Trump insisted he was not abandoning Kurdish-led forces as he defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey in the face of an angry backla...
17:56, 2019-10-08

US briefing: Syria withdrawal, Trump impeachment and Ginger Baker Monday’s top story: US to allow Turkish offensive in northern Syria, abandoning longtime Kurdish allies. Plus, what is the point of a Nobel prize?Sub...
12:52, 2019-10-07

'Disaster in the making': Graham torches Trump's Syria policy The president defended the decision to allow Turkey to fight U.S.-allied Kurds, tweeting that "WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT.”...
15:24, 2019-10-07

UN chief urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Syria’s Idlib UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to Russia and Turkey to stabilize the situation in Syria’s last rebel-hel...
20:32, 2019-06-18

2 ambulance workers killed in strikes on Syria rebel enclave BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescuers say at least two ambulance workers and several other civilians, including children, have been killed in government airs...
14:48, 2019-06-20

Parents of militant in Syria spared jail over sending cash LONDON (AP) — The parents of a British man who converted to Islam and supported the Islamic State group in Syria were given suspended prison sentence...
18:24, 2019-06-21

Pence and Pompeo will lead US delegation to push for Syria ceasefire President Trump said a delegation including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will head to Turkey on Wednesday to get Turk...
22:40, 2019-10-15

Airstrikes on Syria’s main rebel enclave kill 2 paramedics BEIRUT (AP) — The opposition Syrian Civil Defense says two of its members were killed and four were wounded when an airstrike struck their ambulance ...
16:36, 2019-06-26

Turkey rejects Trump’s demands to halt Syria attack Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday defiantly rejected President Trump’s demand he halt the invasion of Syria and declare a cease...
09:28, 2019-10-16

US to let Turkish forces move into Syria, abandoning Kurdish allies White House reveals sudden shift in policy, which follows conversation between Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip ErdoğanThe White House has given the gre...
07:28, 2019-10-07

US scrambles F-15s and Apache choppers as Turkish forces threaten them in Syria Turkish-backed militia fighters came “very close” to a base used by the US forces and the Kurds...
13:16, 2019-10-16

Erdogan says he won’t meet with Trump to reach Syria cease-fire Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he will ignore the delegation sent by President Trump to try to reach a cease-fire in Syria but wi...
17:04, 2019-10-16

British Isis fighters in Syria 'may be freed if US allows Turkey invasion' Policy reversal by Trump raises fears captured militants could escape and return to the UKBritish Islamic State fighters held in north-east Syria cou...
00:04, 2019-10-08

Trump claims Kurds are 'much safer' as US troops leave Syria President’s assertion undercuts US mission to Turkey aimed at urging Erdoğan to halt offensiveDonald Trump has hailed his decision to withdraw US tro...
19:36, 2019-10-16

'Disaster in the making': Congress comes together in opposition to Trump’s Syria withdrawal Congress is uniting in opposition to President Trump’s decision for the United States to stand aside and allow Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish all...
18:32, 2019-10-08

US to withdraw its troops in northeast Syria and pave the way for Turkish assault US Marine Corps The White House on Sunday said US forces in northeastern Syria would move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault. Fo...
11:20, 2019-10-07

US will withdraw its troops in northeast Syria and pave the way for Turkish assault US Marine Corps The White House said Sunday that US forces in northeast Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault. For ...
08:04, 2019-10-07

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes and intense shelling on rebel-held areas in northwest Syria have claimed the live...
16:28, 2019-06-15

Observers: Syria rebels repel government forces in northwest BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian armed opposition and a war monitoring group say insurgents have launched an offensive against government forces on the edge of t...
18:08, 2019-06-06

Iraq to detain its nationals held in Syria for joining ISIS Iraq will take custody of some 4,000 of its nationals detained in Syria for being ISIS fighters, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim announc...
23:28, 2019-10-17

Pence, Erdogan, Kurdish SDF agree to 120-hour ceasefire in Syria US Vice President Mike Pence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the commander of the Kurdish SDF forces agreed to a five-day ceasefire in th...
00:12, 2019-10-18

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, but key questions remain unanswered The deal calls for a five-day pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish fighters and puts at least a temporary halt to the battle along the Syria...
02:32, 2019-10-18

EU urges Turkey to end Syria military operation after ceasefire announcement EU leaders have offered a cautious response to the ceasefire in northeastern Syria. The bloc called for Ankara to withdraw its troops, saying the ass...
10:16, 2019-10-18

British forces may be forced out of Syria after Trump announces US withdrawal Elite British troops will be left dangerously exposed without logistical support from US allies...
14:00, 2019-10-08

US briefing: Mulvaney cops to quid pro quo, Syria ceasefire and Brexit Friday’s top story: White House chief of staff suggests Trump withheld Ukraine aid for political reasons. Plus, Can The Wing, an elite private women’...
12:48, 2019-10-18

Opinion: Strongmen power plays over Syria hurt the most vulnerable The US is apparently annoyed about Turkey’s planned offensive in northeastern Syria. But in reality, Presidents Erdogan and Trump are playing the sam...
21:16, 2019-10-07

Car bomb in rebel-held northern Syria kills 13 people BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists are reporting that a car bomb in a northern town held by Turkey-backed fighters has killed at least 13, and...
22:44, 2019-06-02

Israeli aircraft strikes Syria after rockets fired at Golan The Israeli military said it struck Syrian artillery and aerial defense batteries in retaliation for Saturday's firing of two rockets at the Israeli-...
16:40, 2019-06-02

Conservative veterans will fan out in Washington to defend Trump Syria strategy A group of conservative veterans is preparing to visit Washington to laud President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from northern Syria and to urge Repu...
17:28, 2019-10-18

Ten killed in Israeli airstrikes in Syria in reply to rocket attack Israel launches airstrikes in response to rocket fire targeting Golan HeightsIsrael has carried out airstrikes in Syria in response to rare rocket fi...
14:56, 2019-06-02

Syria Kurds accuse Turkey of violating cease-fire Shelling and gunfire could be heard in and around Ras al-Ayn as smoke billowed from locations near the border with Turkey....
17:36, 2019-10-18

Mike Pence: US and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria – video US vice president Mike Pence on Thursday announced that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, had agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, where Turkey...
23:16, 2019-10-17

Pence, Erdogan and Kurdish SDF agree to 120-hour ceasefire in Syria US Vice President Mike Pence, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the commander of the Kurdish SDF forces agreed to a ceasefire in the militar...
22:32, 2019-10-17

Pelosi and Schumer bolt from Syria meeting with Trump after ‘meltdown’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer stormed out of a White House sitdown on Syria with President Trump Wednesday after he called Pelosi “a th...
23:12, 2019-10-16

Democrats walked out of Syria meeting after Trump had 'meltdown', Pelosi says President launches Twitter tirade after Democratic leaders exited meeting they say devolved into insultsDonald Trump’s clash with Democratic lawmaker...
03:12, 2019-10-17

Turkish post in Syria’s Idlib hit by mortar fire; 3 wounded ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says a Turkish observation post in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province has been attacked ...
10:36, 2019-06-13

US delegation seeks Syria ceasefire after Trump undercuts mission Mike Pence heads to Ankara as US president contradicts official assessment on Turkish offensiveA senior US delegation faces the mammoth task of press...
11:44, 2019-10-17

Pence, Pompeo meet Erdogan in Turkey over Syria offensive A US delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence is meeting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an attempt to veer him away from his military o...
13:20, 2019-10-17

House-passed Syria resolution hits snag in Senate The House voted this week overwhelmingly to condemn the Trump administration's decision to pull out of Syria. But Mitch McConnell wants the Senate to...
17:04, 2019-10-17

'Disaster in the making:' Congress comes together in opposition to Trump’s Syria withdrawal Congress is uniting in opposition to President Trump’s decision for the United States to stand aside and allow Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish all...
17:56, 2019-10-08

'Disaster in the making': Republicans torch Trump's Syria policy Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and Nikki Haley denounced the decision to allow Turkey to fight U.S.-allied Kurds....
17:08, 2019-10-07

Russia steps in as Turkey defies NATO allies in Syria Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces on Wednesday, as Turkey’s president defied gr...
12:40, 2019-10-16

Pence, Erdogan reach temporary ceasefire deal in Syria Vice President Mike Pence and President Tayyip Erdogan cut a deal in Turkey Thursday in which Turkey will temporarily suspend its incursion into nort...
20:08, 2019-10-17

Syria's famous goalkeeper-turned-rebel Sarout killed Clashes near Syria's rebel Idlib enclave have claimed the life of a famed goalkeeper who became a rebel fighter. Abdelbaset Sarout first sang protest...
20:04, 2019-06-08

US military asks Germany to extend Tornado mission in Syria A German newsmagazine has reported that the US wants a German air force mission in Syria to continue. But Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners s...
08:04, 2019-06-08

Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s government and its ally Russia are resorting to a familiar tactic in their latest assault on the last rebel stronghold of...
08:00, 2019-06-07

Belgium to evacuate Isis suspects from Syria detention camps Other European states also preparing to repatriate citizens accused of Isis links via safe zoneBelgium and other European states are preparing to eva...
19:40, 2019-10-18

Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern Syria In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 photo, Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters fire a heavy machine-gun towards Kurdish fighters, in Syria’s nor...
19:52, 2019-10-15

Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, U...
18:16, 2019-10-11

Tens of thousands of civilians flee Turkish offensive in Syria Aid workers also join exodus amid warnings that campaign against Kurdish forces will put hundreds of thousands of lives at riskDozens of aid workers ...
15:48, 2019-10-10

Iranian oil tanker pursued by U.S. turns off tracker near coast of Syria The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, follows a pattern of Iranian oil tankers turning off their Automatic Identifi...
20:48, 2019-09-03

Turkey, US work to create buffer zone in northern Syria Turkey and the United States have agreed on the creation of a buffer zone in northern Syria. Details of the agreement remain sketchy, however, and Sy...
00:24, 2019-08-14

Trump defends Syria decision by saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy' President says he learned Kurds didn’t help from a ‘powerful article’ as Turkey launches offensive into north-eastern SyriaDonald Trump defended his ...
14:00, 2019-10-10

US briefing: Syria violence, synagogue shooting and migrants in Mexico Thursday’s top story: Turkish troops begin offensive as Trump washes his hands of the Kurds. Plus, Why Nixon loyalists won’t discuss today’s White Ho...
13:44, 2019-10-10

Canadian citizen detained in Syria released: ‘I thought I would be there forever’ "I thought I would be there forever," said Kristian Lee Baxter, who was detained last year, breaking down in tears....
17:48, 2019-08-09

B.C. man detained in Syria last year is released, speaks to reporters in Lebanon "I thought I would be there forever," said Kristian Lee Baxter, who was detained last year, breaking down in tears....
13:32, 2019-08-09

Protesters rally outside White House against Turkey’s actions in Syria Trump has said he does not approve of Turkey's incursion, and his administration said the attack was causing "great harm" in relations between Washin...
02:00, 2019-10-13

More than 700 Islamic State supporters escape from Syria camp, Kurds say More than 700 Islamic State supporters being held at a camp in north-eastern Syria have escaped following Turkish shelling, Syrian Kurdish officials ...
14:48, 2019-10-13

7 kids of Nordic IS couple killed in Syria return to Sweden COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The grandfather of seven children of a Swedish-Norwegian couple that had joined the Islamic State group and were killed in...
12:36, 2019-05-15

Trump defends pulling troops from northern Syria, says he is an ‘island of one’ Trump remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has endangered stability in the Middle East and risked...
14:56, 2019-10-13

Syria: Turkey and US reach deal to manage tensions over Kurds Joint operation centre agreement follows Ankara threats to launch offensive against YPGTurkey and the US have agreed to establish a joint operation c...
19:12, 2019-08-07

At least 750 Isis affiliates escape Syria camp after Turkish shelling Kurdish-led administration in north Syria says riot broke out in camp holding women and childrenAt least 750 people with suspected links to Islamic S...
16:04, 2019-10-13

Hospitals among seven health centres attacked in Syria’s north-east  Seven health centres in Syria’s north-west have been reportedly attacked in recent days and two of them have been destroyed, the World Health Organiz...
21:40, 2019-09-02

Kurdish civilians flee as Turkish forces bomb Syria for third day Airstrikes and shells hit north-east as Trump raises possibility of sanctions on AnkaraWhat is happening in north-east Syria?Kurdish civilians were f...
17:32, 2019-10-11

What does Turkey's military action in northern Syria mean? – video explainer Turkey has pressed ahead with its assault on US-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria, forcing thousands of civilians to flee airstrikes and shelli...
14:44, 2019-10-11

The US shared intelligence with Turkey that may have helped it target the Kurds in Syria Pool Photo via AP The US provided Turkey with intelligence, including surveillance video and information from reconnaissance aircraft, that may have ...
23:16, 2019-10-10

Turkey mistakenly bombs US Special Forces in Syria attack The Turkish military shelled U.S. Special Forces during an operation that was an apparent mistake....
22:44, 2019-10-11

US blacklists Iranian tanker Mike Pompeo says is heading to Syria Vessel seized by Britain and held in Gibraltar for six weeksAdrian Darya’s captain also sanctioned by USThe US has blacklisted the Iranian tanker Adr...
17:56, 2019-08-31

Russia strikes deal with Turkey on Syria's Idlib, says Putin Leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed on steps to "normalize" the situation in Idlib, where Syrian troops are advancing with Russian air support, Vladi...
05:20, 2019-08-28

Russia strikes deal with Turkey on Syria's Iblid, says Putin Leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed on steps to "normalize" the situation in Idlib, where Syrian troops are advancing with Russian air support, Vladi...
23:44, 2019-08-27

Erdogan and Putin meet as Syria offensive pummels Idlib Turkey says the Russian-backed Syrian offensive violates a truce deal between Moscow and Ankara. The advance has exacerbated Syria's humanitarian dis...
09:44, 2019-08-27

Israel on edge after Syria strikes, Lebanon 'drone attack' Israel is at the center of heated diplomatic rhetoric surrounding recent military operations in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon. Iran's expanding influence, ...
00:20, 2019-08-27

Israel says it has prevented imminent Iranian drone strike from Syria In recent days, U.S. officials have said that Israeli strikes have also hit Iranian targets in Iraq....
03:44, 2019-08-25

Trump says U.S. doesn’t ‘endorse’ Turkey assault on Syria, is ‘bad idea’ “The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea,” Trump said in a written statement...
00:44, 2019-10-12

Syria: German-funded health facilities hit in government offensive The Syrian government's Idlib offensive has targeted several health facilities funded by Germany, German officials say. The violence in Idlib has kil...
12:16, 2019-08-23

US to let Turkish forces move into Syria, dumping Kurdish allies White House reveals policy shift, which follows conversation between Trump and ErdoğanThe White House has given the green light to a Turkish offensiv...
10:04, 2019-10-07

Russia accuses US of risking Syria cease-fire in Idlib Russian officials said the US launched an attack during a cease-fire "in violation of all agreements." The US justified the strike, saying it targete...
23:12, 2019-09-01

ISIS is 'resurgent' in Syria and 'consolidating' in Iraq: Watchdog report The lead inspector general for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq and Syria combating ISIS, said in a report Tuesday that the ...
08:00, 2019-08-07

Sen. Van Hollen torches Trump’s Syria response: ‘For God's sakes, what are they waiting for?’ Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) admonished President Donald Trump for failing to punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria, asserting Sunday tha...
17:32, 2019-10-13

UN Security Council to meet after Turkey strikes against Kurds in Syria The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors Thursday to address the Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria....
19:36, 2019-10-09

US bombs at Turkish airbase complicate rift over Syria invasion US officials said to be looking at moving nuclear devices as Congress plans sanctionsAn estimated 50 nuclear bombs stored at a US airbase in Turkey h...
21:28, 2019-10-14

At least 544 civilians killed in Russian-led assault in Syria, rights groups say Syrian Network for Human Rights says two-month offensive has left 130 children deadAt least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people inju...
05:32, 2019-07-07

Trump's Decision to Abandon the Kurds in Syria Has Led to a “Total Shitstorm” In Syria, by seeking sanctions against Turkey, Trump is once again seeking a complicated, costly solution to a problem of his own creation....
22:36, 2019-10-14

US briefing: impeachment battle, Syria crisis and California power Wednesday’s top story: White House refuses to cooperate with inquiry, threatening constitutional crisis. Plus, How Bong Joon-ho returned home to make...
13:04, 2019-10-09

Trump's Syria retreat is a massive break from post-9/11 Republicanism Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump's Syria retreat marks a stark break from the interventionist philosophy that's typified GOP fore...
23:12, 2019-10-08

Rand Paul claims win over 'war caucus,' defends Trump on Syria Rand Paul is declaring victory over the “war caucus” after President Donald Trump decided to shift troops out of northeastern Syria. The Kentucky Rep...
22:00, 2019-10-08

Trump is applauding Russia's victory in Syria after handing it to them on a platter Associated Press/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from northeast Syria has pushed formerly US-allied Kurdish forces...
23:40, 2019-10-14

Turkey masses forces on border with Syria, leaving the US between 2 key partners Turkish forces massed along the Syrian border on Tuesday ahead of a long-expected invasion of Kurdish-held territories in the Syria's northern region...
21:40, 2019-10-08

Saudi ambassador accuses Turkey of causing chaos in Syria New envoy to UK also says Riyadh is losing confidence in Donald TrumpThe Turkish assault on north-east Syria is a disaster for the region and has den...
08:32, 2019-10-15

Turkey says its military downed unidentified drone on Syria border The Turkish military claims to have shot down a drone on its border with Syria. It is not known who the drone belongs to....
20:44, 2019-09-29

Foreign Isis fighters in Syria 'should face war crimes tribunal' Politicians in Kurdish-led region call for international help to de-radicalise regionForeign Islamic State fighters held in overcrowded prisons and l...
06:24, 2019-10-02

Turkish soldier killed in attack in Syria’s rebel province ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry says a Turkish soldier was killed in an artillery strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern ...
09:44, 2019-06-28

Trump has delivered what Russia wants in Syria — at zero cost — and 'Putin likely can't believe his luck' Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS "Putin likely can't believe his luck" at Trump's withdrawal of US troops from the Kurdish region on the border of Syr...
13:32, 2019-10-14

Trump thought Turkey was bluffing and would never actually invade Syria, report says REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump and senior officials had for the past two years assumed Turkey was bluffing and would never invade nort...
13:32, 2019-10-14

Turkey's invasion of Syria set to obliterate key US ally in fight against ISIS Turkey's incursion into Syria is designed to decimate a main U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS....
02:00, 2019-10-10

Trump to withdraw 1,000 troops from Northern Syria as fighting heats up WASHINGTON – President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of remaining US forces in northern Syria to get them out of harm’s way of Turkey’s expanding ...
17:40, 2019-10-13

'Islamic State' resurgence a 'very real possibility' after US exits Syria The sudden US troop withdrawal from Syria has left its Kurdish allies in the lurch. As a Turkish offensive looms, the risk of devastating consequence...
00:32, 2019-10-08

Trump defends his Syria move, says Kurds ‘didn’t help us with Normandy’ President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull US troops out of northeast Syria, saying he was tired of “forever wars” and of having to m...
00:28, 2019-10-10

Turkey invasion of Syria targets US ally in fight against ISIS Turkey's incursion into Syria aims to obliterate a main U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS....
23:08, 2019-10-09

Protesters in Westminster call on Turkey to end military action in Syria Hundreds of protesters opposed to Turkey's military assault on Kurdish-held northeastern Syria descended on Westminster today....
19:12, 2019-10-13

Turkey unleashes airstrikes against Kurds in north-east Syria Trump offers only mild criticism of Erdoğan offensive as civilians flee bombingWhat is happening in north-eastern Syria?Turkey has launched an offens...
22:28, 2019-10-09