British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that unlike previous calls to disarm, the cease-fire deal announced Friday by the U.S., Russia and Jordan in southwestern Syria "is welcome, but it's got to be enforced, it’s got to be an actual…
By Associated Press
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the agreement with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria is "our first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together" there.
By PBS NewsHour
In the our news wrap Thursday, the president of China called for restraint over how to handle North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Meanwhile, Russia reportedly blocked the U.N. Security Council's approval of a statement strongly condemning the…
By Omar Etman
A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 people on Sunday in a rare attack on Damascus, the seat of power for President Bashar Assad.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Syria's government has taken seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.
The Trump administration delivered a new stark warning about the use of chemical weapons to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying the U.S. had detected "potential preparations” to use the banned weapons again; an April chemical attack that…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
The Pentagon said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.
By Robert Burns and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
As Syria's complex war ramps up, the Trump administration is scrambling to tamp down tensions and avoid open hostilities with the Russians.
Despite peace agreements and efforts to address a growing refugee crisis, the number of people forcibly displaced around the world continued to climb last year, according to a U.N. report issued Monday.
By PBS NewsHour
Hezbollah, considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and others, has been a crucial fighting force in Syria's civil war, integral to the survival of the Assad regime. While the Lebanese militant group’s popularity across the Middle East has plummeted,…
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