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,…
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. relationship with Russia is at an all-time low, yet he cautioned against taking steps that might close off promising avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
An outbreak of vaccine-related polio cases has been reported in war-torn Syria, the World Health Organization announced Thursday — another hurdle for a nearly 30-year eradication effort that has seen more than its share of setbacks.
By PBS NewsHour
U.S.-backed Syrian groups have begun the battle to retake the city of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate. The U.S. military says the battle will be "long and difficult," and perhaps made more complicated by the crisis…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is moving to significantly reduce the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States, even as his bid to temporarily suspend admissions is stalled in the courts. The latest effort comes through Trump's federal budget proposal,…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
It marks the beginning of a campaign to better equip Kurdish allies that the U.S.-led coalition believes are the best force against the Islamic State.
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
In Syria's main oil-producing region, U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic extremists are in conflict with Russian-backed Syrian forces.
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