WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will arm Syria's Kurdish fighters "as necessary" to recapture the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, despite intense opposition from NATO ally Turkey, which sees the Kurds as terrorists.
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The U.S. has pushed for Iraq to let Turkey play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, but met stiff resistance.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Under a blanket of airstrikes led by the United States, a coalition of mostly Kurdish fighters on Saturday advanced into a key town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State.
By Michael D. Regan
Twin explosions carried out by suspected suicide bombers in Ankara, Turkey, killed dozens of people who had assembled in the capital city on Saturday to attend a peace rally.
By Elisabeth Ponsot
Iraq faced its deadliest day of violence in two years when coordinated bombings and shootings erupted in 15 cities across the country. Margaret Warner reports.
In other news Tuesday, demonstrations calling for leaders' resignations continued in Bahrain and Yemen. In New Zealand, the hunt for survivors began after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, the country's second-largest city, and killed at least 65 people.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Preliminary results in Saturday's provincial elections in Iraq show Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa party garnering the most votes in nine provinces, but falling short of operating without a coalition.
Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Chuck Hagel, R- Neb., recently traveled to Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Turkey in an effort to review the state of security and U.S. diplomacy in the critical regions. The lawmakers assess U.S. relations in South…
The Turkish military conducted a raid against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq Tuesday, two days after Turkish airstrikes hit Kurdish targets. After a reporter examines U.S.-Turkish military cooperation, experts consider the background behind the cross-border tensions.
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