President Trump saw cracks in support among congressional Republicans last week, following his decision to pull back troops in northern Syria and amid allegations he withheld military aid to Ukraine for political gains. The busy week in politics comes as…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Amid growing chaos in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the country's north to avoid a bloody conflict between Turkey and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that "gets worse by the hour," Defense Secretary Mark Esper…
By Lefteris Pitarakis, Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed Sunday to help them fend off Turkey's invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening…
By Mehmet Guzel, Associated Press
Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.
In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. and China reached a partial trade deal after 15 months of disagreement. President Trump agreed to suspend a tariff hike scheduled to go into effect Tuesday, and China pledged to buy up to…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week's political news, including President Trump’s attitude toward Kurds in Syria and stance toward Turkey's Syria offensive, testimony from the former U.S. ambassador…
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Dhaos and the ongoing assault have raised fears that the Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held northeastern Syria may undermine the security of over two dozen facilities where 10,000 Islamic State militants are held.
Washington is "greatly disappointed" by the Turkish incursion, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a Pentagon news conference.
By Associated Press
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the White House on Friday the U.S. hopes it will not have to use its new, expanded sanctions authority President Donald Trump has authorized.
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
The Kurdish-led forces say they may not be able to spare enough forces to secure al-Hol, home to tens of thousands of IS-linked women and their children, and other detention camps holding more than 10,000 male militants.
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