Islamic State militants, driven from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, are trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Senior U.S. military leaders said Friday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists.
By Larisa Epatko
While Syrian Democratic Forces battle Islamic State militants in Raqqa, children outside the besieged city still find a way to have their own fun.
By PBS NewsHour
At the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life -- and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, forced to flee the grueling fight against the Islamic State in the militant…
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, special correspondent
The kids were everywhere -- full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.
“The rapid turn in decision-making is something that is new and is actually causing us to act with great efficiency and seizing some key opportunities,” U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk said on Monday's PBS NewsHour.
By Vivian Salama and Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow.
By PBS NewsHour
Starting with the Arab Spring and fight against Syria’s Assad regime, through the brutal takeover by the Islamic State, a group of citizen journalists has been documenting life inside Raqqa under deadly circumstances. A new documentary tells their story. Matthew…
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press
A federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened the travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S. citizens that visa applicants can use to get into the U.S.
By Homer Venters, STAT
The unrelenting attacks on health facilities, workers, and resources in Syria and Yemen have created public health catastrophes that put millions of children at risk for death and illness.
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