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  • Russia and US spar over global crises at UN meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov implicitly accused the United States on Monday of violating U.N. principles by bombing Syria, occupying Iraq "under false pretenses" and manipulating a Security Council mandate to destroy and create chaos in Libya....
  • Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb

    Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb
    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Syrian activists: Blast kills 4 in Assad's ancestral village

    A Syrian activist group says an explosion in the ancestral village of Syrian President Bashar Assad has killed at least four people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosion took place Saturday in a hospital parking lot in...
  • UN panel: Name alleged perpetrators of war crimes in Syria

    U.N. investigators said Friday they are considering publishing their secret list of alleged war criminals in Syria to press for justice for the thousands of victims. In a strong indication that they will do just that, the investigators expressed hope...
  • Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria

    Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria
    Six months after President Obama announced plans to degrade and destroy the Islamic State militant group, the Pentagon has identified the first batch of Syrian opposition fighters for U.S. military training to take on the group in Syria. The long...
  • Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

    As the Islamic State group tries to expand and take root across the Middle East, it is struggling in Syria — part of its heartland — where it has stalled or even lost ground while fighting multiple enemies on several fronts. Signs of...
  • US Embassy: Turkey, US sign deal to train, arm Syrian rebels

    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...
  • Rebels capture 32 Syrian troops and allied gunmen in Aleppo

    Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the two sides try to grab new territory ahead of a possible truce, activists said Thursday. The fighting comes as U.N. envoy...
  • Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

    Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds...
  • Turkey, US sign pact to train Syrians, but enemy still unstated

    ANKARA, Turkey Turkey and the United States signed an accord Thursday to jointly train and equip thousands of Syrians over the next three years in a rare sign of cooperation between the NATO allies. But the document, which wasn't made public,...