In our Thursday news wrap, it is being widely reported that the White House has backed off a plan to slash more than $4 billion in foreign aid. The cuts would have included humanitarian relief, peacekeeping and global health initiatives.
With support from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Assad regime has managed to consolidate power in most parts of Syria previously held by ISIS. Apart from Friday’s joint missile strikes, the U.S.’s role has been limited to diplomatic talks, which…
By PBS NewsHour
Immediately after the attack, hundreds of residents gathered in Damascus' landmark Omayyad square, celebrating what they said was the army's success in shooting down or derailing some of the missiles.
By Bassem Mroue, Bassam Hatoum, Albert Aji, Associated Press
While the effectiveness of the strike is still being analyzed, "initial indications are that the precision of the Storm Shadow weapons and meticulous target planning have resulted in a successful attack," the ministry said in a statement.
By Associated Press
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Some questions and answers about how and why presidents can conduct military action without permission from the 535 representatives of the American people.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Syrian government airstrikes hit five medical clinics in the country’s Aleppo Governorate in raids that began Saturday night.
By Joshua Barajas
After debating the issue for more than 10 hours Wednesday, British lawmakers voted to authorize airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen,…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly…
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