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Turkey launches military offensive in Syria after Trump pulls back US troops

American lawmakers vowed to retaliate against Turkey and begged President Trump to reconsider his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the region.        ...

Turkey launches military offensive in Syria after Trump pulls back US troops

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Turkey offensive into Syria imminent after Trump says U.S. troops will be pulled back Turkey was on the brink of launching an offensive into Kurdish parts of Syria, days after President Donald Trump announced U.S. troops would withdraw.        ...
13:42 2019-10-09

Turkey launches military offensive in Syria Turkey was on the brink of launching an offensive into Kurdish parts of Syria, days after President Donald Trump announced U.S. troops would withdraw.        ...
20:00 2019-10-09

Turkey launches military offensive against Kurds in northern Syria Turkey has begun an assault on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria that could cause intense fighting and a humanitarian disaster. The offensive threatens to create a huge chasm between Turkey and the US....
22:28 2019-10-09

Turkey Launches Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria After U.S. Fighters Withdraw (AKCAKALE, Turkey) — Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allie...
03:14 2019-10-10

'It's got a big military': Trump worried Turkey would kill or capture US troops in Syria Turkey did not receive permission to attack key U.S. partners against the Islamic State in Syria, a senior administration official said while explaining President Trump’s decision to move American forces....
02:56 2019-10-08

"As Soon As Tomorrow": Turkey Preps Syria Offensive As US Pulls Out The United States began withdrawing American troops from Syria's border with Turkey early Monday, in the clearest sign yet that the Trump administration was washing its hands of an explosive situation......
04:00 2019-10-08

US troops in Syria come under fire as Turkey ramps up offensive A Turkish artillery strike has hit near US troops stationed at an observation post in northern Syria. Turkey has continued to intensify its offensive despite the threat of US sanctions....
11:14 2019-10-12

Trump pulls back troops from northern Syria ahead of Turkish assault, Pentagon officials 'blindsided' The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey will soon move forward with a planned military operation in northeast Syria, as U.S. troops who have been deployed and operating with Kurdish-led forces in the area began pulling back from their posit...
18:00 2019-10-07

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria as Turkey presses offensive against Kurds The United States is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria, its defense secretary said on Sunday, after learning that Turkey planned to extend its military incursion against Kurdish militia further south than originally planned....
00:00 2019-10-14

India Slams Turkey For Its "Military Offensive'' In Syria India on Thursday said it was "deeply concerned" over the "unilateral military offensive" by Turkey in northeastern Syria and asserted that the action can undermine stability in the region as well as......
23:42 2019-10-10

Turkey Launches Syria Offensive, Targeting U.S.-Backed Kurds Turkey began a military operation against a Kurdish-led militia in Syria after getting a green light from President Trump. Two people were reported killed....
18:56 2019-10-09

Turkey launches military operation in northern Syria Erdoğan announces start of operation, as explosions reported near borderWhat is happening in north-eastern Syria?The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said that a long-planned Turkish military operation in north-east Syria has begun, with ...
17:42 2019-10-09

Turkey launches military assault in Syria as Kurdish fighters say warplanes are bombing region A planned Turkish military operation in Syria has now begun, the country's president announced Wednesday, as Kurdish fighters say warplanes are already bombing the region....
19:14 2019-10-09

Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms Ankara says military will cross border ‘shortly’, and claims US president gave green light, contradicting US denials The Turkish government claimed that Donald Trump has handed it the leadership of the military campaign against Isis, and warned its f...
09:14 2019-10-09

Trump Invites Turkish Leader to Washington as Turkey Prepares Syria Offensive President Trump said the U.S. wasn’t abandoning Kurdish fighters in northern Syria amid blowback from lawmakers over his decision to withdraw American troops from the area ahead of a planned military incursion by Turkey, which declared it was determi...
06:28 2019-10-09

Trump OKs $50M to aid Syria amid outrage over US military pullout, Turkish offensive President Trump announced Saturday that he had authorized the release of $50 million in aid to human rights groups and other aid organizations in Syria in an apparent attempt to counter criticism of his pullout of U.S. forces there....
06:14 2019-10-13

Trump orders all U.S. troops to withdraw from Syria amid conflict between Turkey and Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered all of the country's troops to withdraw from Syria amid conflicts between Turkey and Kurdish forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday....
01:42 2019-10-14

U.S. troops weigh options for exits in Syria as Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey The Turks began attacks in Syria against the Kurds, longtime U.S. battlefield allies against IS, after President Donald Trump declared U.S. troops would stay out of the fight....
01:42 2019-10-15

Trump blasts Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish fighters in Syria President Trump said Wednesday that the US “does not endorse” Turkey’s military attack against Kurdish fighters in Syria — adding that the White House “made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea.” Noting that there are no US troo...
21:14 2019-10-09

Syria moves troops toward Turkish offensive The Syrian military has mobilized soldiers toward the north of the country to face the Turkish incursion. A senior Kurdish politician said government forces and the SDF have held talks over a possible deal....
03:42 2019-10-14

Syria moves troops towards Turkish offensive The Syrian military is mobilizing soldiers towards the north of the country to face the Turkish incursion. A senior Kurdish politician said government forces and the SDF have held talks over a possible deal....
22:28 2019-10-13

| ISIS 'resurging' in Syria as US pulls troops: watchdog The Islamic State jihadist group is 'resurging' in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighbouring Iraq, a Defence Department watchdog says....
19:42 2019-08-08

U.S. withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive The United States said it was pulling troops from northeast Syria, in a major policy shift which opens the way for a Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led forces and hands Turkey responsibility for thousands of Islamic State captives....
13:42 2019-10-07

Explosion at outpost near US troops amid Turkish offensive into Syria A U.S. official and a Syria war monitor say there has been an explosion near an outpost where U.S. troops are located in northern Syria amid intense shelling during the Turkish offensive in the area, the AP reports....
02:28 2019-10-12

Trump reportedly approves military strikes on Iran — then abruptly pulls back Military planes and ships were getting ready to attack Iranian targets when the strike was called off on Thursday night, The New York Times reported....
07:14 2019-06-21

Trump pulls back from launch of military strikes on Iran after initial approval: NYT U.S. President Donald Trump approved military strikes on Friday against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New York Times said....
08:56 2019-06-21

Turkey Preparations For Syria Offensive "Completed" Turkey's preparations for an offensive in northern Syria have been "completed", the defence ministry said Tuesday, after confusing signals from the US over whether it would allow an operation....
16:56 2019-10-08

Turkey Begins Offensive Against U.S. Ally in Syria The Turkish military began an offensive in Syria to seize territory held by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, opening a new front in the war-ravaged country and drawing a renewed defense by President Trump of his decision to shift U.S. troops out of the ar...
06:28 2019-10-10

Divided UN fails to agree on Turkey’s offensive in Syria The divided U.N. Security Council failed to agree on Turkey’s offensive in northeast Syria on Thursday, with Europeans demanding a halt to military action and Syrian ally Russia calling for “restraint” and “direct dialogue” between the two countries...
00:56 2019-10-11

Divided UN fails to agree on Turkey's Syria offensive Western nations slammed Turkey's Syria incursion at the UN, but the Security Council failed to agree on a statement. Russia says it wants the "illegal military presence" of other nations to be addressed in any document....
00:56 2019-10-11

Turkey unleashes offensive against Kurds in northern Syria Turkey has begun an assault on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria that has cause intense fighting and a humanitarian disaster. The offensive threatens to create a huge chasm between Turkey and the US....
02:00 2019-10-10

Turkey offensive in Syria forces Russia into a balancing act Russia has been pushing for the Damascus government to regain full control of Syria and for a political solution to the ongoing war there. But Turkey's intervention may only be a temporary setback for Russian interests....
22:28 2019-10-14

Erdogan's aide says Turkey to start Syria offensive 'shortly' The Turkish military, together with the Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as Ankara starts a military incursion in the region....
03:42 2019-10-09

NATO's Stoltenberg defends approach to Turkey's Syria offensive NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey's military operation against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria, saying that the military alliance should not lose its unity in the fight against Islamic State....
14:28 2019-10-14

Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border Turkey's military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise U.S. troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday....
03:42 2019-10-09

NATO's Stoltenberg defends stance on Turkey's offensive in Syria NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday defended his stance on Turkey's attack on Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria as he came under pressure from some members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly to be tougher with Ankara....
22:56 2019-10-14

Macron says Turkey's Syria offensive may create humanitarian crisis France's president said on Sunday he had told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump in telephone calls that the Turkish offensive in Syria had to stop immediately and that it risked creating a humanitarian crisis....
00:00 2019-10-14

Turkey presses offensive in Syria, Erdogan hits out at critics Turkey pressed its military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Thursday, shelling towns and bombing targets from the air in an operation that has forced thousands of people to flee their homes....
17:14 2019-10-10

Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another “humanitarian catastrophe” in the war-torn country. ...
22:56 2019-10-11

Turkey Begins Syria Offensive, Targeting U.S.-Backed Kurds Turkey moved ahead with plans for a military operation in northeastern Syria, which a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia said would cause a “humanitarian catastrophe.”...
18:28 2019-10-09

Trump decision to pull back US troops in Syria recalls past conflicts with Bolton, Mattis As the Trump administration’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria reverberated around the world, insiders point out that the controversial plan had created discord in Washington long before it was ever implemented....
18:00 2019-10-07

Kurdish Militia Casualties Climb as Turkey’s Syria Offensive Continues At least 16 Kurdish fighters were reported to have been killed as Turkish ground forces assaulted towns in northeastern Syria. Kurdish forces appeared to return fire across the border....
17:14 2019-10-10

France To Hold Emergency Meeting To Discuss Turkey Offensive In Syria French President Emmanuel Macron will hold an emergency defense cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss options regarding the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the French presidency said in a......
09:42 2019-10-14

Turkey's Syria Offensive May Create Humanitarian Crisis: French President France's president said on Sunday he had told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump in telephone calls that the Turkish offensive in Syria had to stop immediately and that......
09:42 2019-10-14

Turkey to launch offensive in Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria: Erdogan Turkey will carry out a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area east of the Euphrates in northern Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, its third offensive to dislodge Kurdish militia fighters close to its border....
00:56 2019-08-05

Turkey Syria offensive: 100,000 flee homes as cross-border assault continues Turkish forces faced fierce resistance from Kurdish fighters on the third day of Ankara's offensive in northern Syria, as casualties mounted and the number of those who fled the violence was put at 100,000....
23:14 2019-10-11

US troops begin withdrawal from Turkey’s border in Syria US troops on Monday began pulling out of positions along the border in northeast Syria ahead of an expected invasion by Turkey, according to US-allied Kurdish forces. The Kurdish militia in Syria said a Turkish attack could reverse gains made against...
17:14 2019-10-07

Turkey's military says it captured a key Syrian border town after an offensive against Kurdish fighters Associated Press/Lefteris Pitarakis Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town Saturday after an offensive against Kurdish fighters. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry and a war monitor...
06:56 2019-10-13

As casualties mount in Syria offensive, the move to sanction Turkey gains bipartisan steam in Congress ‘SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES’: Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has emerged as one of the most vocal leaders of the growing bipartisan chorus in Congress who seek to punish Turkey for its military campaign against America’s Kudish allies in northern Syria...
15:56 2019-10-11

US begins troop withdrawal from northeastern Syria ahead of Turkish military offensive US troops began to withdraw from northeastern Syria on Monday, clearing the way for planned Turkish military operations. The White House had earlier announced that they would not support Turkey's offensive....
11:14 2019-10-07

U.S. troops begin to pullout from northeast Syria as Turkey prepares operation U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said American troops began pulling back Monday from positions along the border in northeast Syria ahead of an expected Turkish invasion that the Syrian Kurds say will overturn five years of achievements in the battle ag...
13:14 2019-10-07

Syria’s Kurds Look to Assad for Protection From Turkey’s Invasion after the U.S. Withdraws Troops (AKCAKALE, Turkey) — 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 Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from ...
20:56 2019-10-14

| 'Very small number' of troops pulled from Syria-Turkey border: US official The United States has pulled back a "very small number" of troops from areas of northern Syria along the Turkish border, a senior State Department official said Monday, after President Donald Trump seemed to indicate a wider retreat....
02:00 2019-10-08

Turkey says no truce in Syria after attack on its troops, urges Russia to restore calm Turkey denied Russian assertions on Thursday that a ceasefire had been put in place in Syria's Idlib province and demanded Russia restore calm, after the Syrian army and its allies shelled and attacked a Turkish observation post there....
15:00 2019-06-13

Syrian army begins to move troops to 'confront' Turkey in northern Syria: state media The Syrian army has begun deploying its troops to northern Syria battlefronts to "confront a Turkish aggression" on Syrian territory, state media said on Sunday....
00:00 2019-10-14

Kremlin says Turkey's military operation in Syria must be proportionate Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Monday that Russia wanted Turkey to ensure its military incursion into northern Syria was proportionate with the situation....
19:42 2019-10-14

Turkey says it will not move military observation post in Syria Turkey will not move the military observation post in northwest Syria that a Turkish convoy was trying to reach when it came under attack during an offensive by the Syrian army, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday....
23:28 2019-08-20

Timeline: Turkey’s military operations in Iraq and Syria Turkey's armed forces have conducted several large-scale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State....
06:56 2019-10-12

Erdogan says Turkey to launch military operation in northeast Syria Turkey will mount a military operation in northeast Syria, it said on Saturday, after accusing Washington of not doing enough to expel Syrian Kurdish fighters from its border....
16:28 2019-10-05

Turkey to launch a planned military operation in northern Syria, US says Turkey is preparing to launch a long-planned military operation in northern Syria, and the U.S. will withdraw its troops in the area ahead of the offensive, the White House press secretary said....
10:42 2019-10-07

Merkel urges halt to Turkey's military incursion in Syria German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an immediate cessation of fighting in Syria. Clashes between Turkey and Kurdish fighters allowed some 950 terrorist sympathizers to flee a guarded camp....
22:28 2019-10-13

8 Civilians Among 11 Dead In Turkey's Military Operation In Syria: Report Turkish bombardment on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria killed at least 11 people on Wednesday, eight of them civilians, a monitoring group said....
22:56 2019-10-09

What does Turkey's military action in northern Syria mean? – video explainer Turkey has pressed ahead with its assault on US-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria, forcing thousands of civilians to flee airstrikes and shelling. The military action has deepened fears of a humanitarian and political crisis, as the Guardian’s ...
04:28 2019-10-12

Erdogan: Turkey to launch military operation in northeastern Syria Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish army will soon launch a military operation east of the Euphrates in Syria. The region is mainly controlled by US-backed Kurdish militia....
14:00 2019-10-05

Turkey's Erdogan warns of military operation in northeast Syria Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that Turkey is ready to mount a military operation in northeast Syria to expel Kurdish fighters from the region....
19:14 2019-10-05

Friday’s Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey’s Syria offensive; history’s made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkin...
00:00 2019-10-12

Turkey's Syria offensive 'invasion' of Arab land: Arab League secretary general Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday called Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty"....
14:28 2019-10-12

Turkey Syria offensive: 'More than 60,000 flee homes' as heavy fighting continues Turkey has pressed on with its assault in northern Syria for a second day, reportedly causing around 60,000 people to flee their homes and putting nearly half a million people at risk....
22:56 2019-10-10

Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls back Hundreds of Islamic State supporters have escaped from a displaced-persons camp in northern Syria amid heavy clashes between invading Turkish-led forces and Kurdish fighters...
17:42 2019-10-13

Turkey’s military assault in Syria leaves more than 100 Kurdish fighters dead, Erdogan says Turkey’s ongoing military assault in Syria has left more than 100 Kurdish forces dead, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed Thursday morning, a day after his troops launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling on Syrian towns and villages a...
17:14 2019-10-10

Turkey’s military assault in Syria leaves more than 150 Kurdish fighters dead, officials say Turkey’s ongoing military assault in Syria has left more than 100 Kurdish forces dead, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed Thursday morning, a day after his troops launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling on Syrian towns and villages a...
02:00 2019-10-11

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’ Republican lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation....
22:00 2019-10-09

Turkey’s Radical Plan: Send a Million Refugees Back to Syria Facing economic troubles in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing a plan to resettle refugees in a United States-controlled swath of Syria....
17:42 2019-09-10

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea,’ But Opposes ‘Senseless Wars’ Republicans lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation....
00:56 2019-10-10

Trump says he doesn't want any ISIS prisoners to escape during Turkey's offensive, but a new video is said to show just that Stringer / REUTERS A video released by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reportedly shows prisoners escaping in the aftermath of an attack near Qamishli, Syria on Friday. Reports of the prison break or whether the prisoners were affiliated with ISI...
23:42 2019-10-11

Trump defends pulling US troops out of Syria President Trump on Monday defended his administration’s decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria, declaring that the US will fight “WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT.” ​In a series of five tweets, the president said the US wa...
17:14 2019-10-07

Donald Trump pulls F-35 sale from Turkey after Russian missile defense purchase President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States will not sell Turkey any F-35 jets after the Middle Eastern country purchased a Russian missile defense system....
00:28 2019-07-17

Trump says US troops in Syria to be withdrawn, redeployed in region President Trump announced on Monday that U.S. troops in northeastern Syria will be withdrawn from the country as planned, and redeployed "in the region to monitor the situation and prevent a repeat of 2014," when the Islamic State made major territor...
23:14 2019-10-14

Trump Orders Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Northern Syria The decision effectively cedes control of the area and could allow a resurgence of ISIS, but the defense secretary argued American forces would not have deterred a Turkish invasion....
00:56 2019-10-14

Top Republicans rip Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria A handful of top Republicans — including former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley — on Monday criticized President Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria as a blow to America’s Kurdish allies. “We must always have the backs of our al...
22:00 2019-10-07

Germany rejects Trump's call for ground troops in Syria Germany on Monday rejected demands by the United States to deploy ground troops in Syria, a stance likely to anger President Donald Trump who wants Chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to a bigger military role in the Middle East....
12:28 2019-07-08

Trump defends pulling troops from northern Syria, says he is an ‘island of one’ Trump remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has endangered stability in the Middle East and risked the lives of Syrian Kurdish allies who helped the U.S. bring down the Islamic State group in Syria....
15:28 2019-10-13

Trump says US hasn’t ‘abandoned’ Kurds despite pulling troops out of Syria President Trump on Tuesday defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey and said the US has not “abandoned” its Kurdish allies — a day after he drew a bipartisan backlash for deciding to withdraw troops from northern Syria. “We may be in the ...
22:00 2019-10-08

Trump to withdraw 1,000 troops from Northern Syria as fighting heats up WASHINGTON – President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of remaining US forces in northern Syria to get them out of harm’s way of Turkey’s expanding attack into Syria, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. Esper told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that ...
22:56 2019-10-13

President Trump Says He’s an ‘Island of One’ on Removing Troops From Northeast Syria (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is an “island of one” for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria. But he remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has ...
20:00 2019-10-13

Trump threatens to ‘decimate’ Turkey’s economy if it injures US troops – video Donald Trump warned Turkey that there would be ‘big trouble’ if American troops in Syria are injured, as Turkish forces push into Kurdish lands across north-eastern Syria. On Monday the White House gave the green light to a Turkish offensive into Syr...
18:00 2019-10-08

Pentagon pulls funds for military schools, daycare to pay for Trump's border wall The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from 127 Defense Department projects, including schools and daycare centers for military families, as it diverts $3.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S. border with Mexico...
23:00 2019-09-04

Trump is right to take troops out of Syria. Now they must leave Iraq and Afghanistan | Simon Jenkins The president’s motive for abandoning the Kurds is unclear, but the continued US presence in foreign wars is a disasterDonald Trump is right to extricate the US from Syria. American troops have no strategic reason to be in that country. If they staye...
01:42 2019-10-15

Defense secretary says Trump has expanded withdrawal of troops from northern Syria Turkey has begun a military operation in northern Syria against Kurdish groups that were allied with the U.S. in the fight against the Islamic State.        ...
22:56 2019-10-13

Mattis says ISIS 'will resurge' in Syria following Trump's move to withdraw US troops Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis criticized President Trump’s decision to remove American troops from Syria, saying in his first public comments on the matter that the Islamic State now “will resurge” in the region....
18:28 2019-10-13

Turkish troops advance into Syria as Trump washes his hands of the Kurds Civilians flee as airstrikes and artillery hit border regionTrump on Kurds: ‘They didn’t help us in Normandy’Turkish troops have advanced into north-eastern Syria, following airstrikes and artillery barrages aimed at US-backed Kurdish forces who cont...
02:28 2019-10-10

Trump orders US troops out of northern Syria as Turkish assault continues At least 750 Isis affiliates escape after Turkish shellingOpinion: Trump and Erdoğan risk a resurgent Isis Amid growing chaos in Syria, Donald Trump has ordered all US troops to withdraw from the country’s north to avoid a bloody conflict between Tur...
19:42 2019-10-13

Trump Orders All U.S. Troops to Leave Northern Syria, Defense Secretary Says (WASHINGTON) — 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 h...
01:14 2019-10-14

Trump defends decision to withdraw troops from Syria amid GOP criticism President Trump vigorously defended on Monday his decision to withdraw United States troops from northern Syria ahead of a planned invasion of the region by Turkey, even as his Republican allies in both the Senate and House vehemently criticized the ...
03:14 2019-10-08

Here are the 5 major players that will feel the impact from Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria Hussein Malla/AP President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that US troops would soon be pulling out of northeastern Syria. The White House said in a late-night statement that the move was prompted by a phone call between Turkish President Recep Ta...
06:56 2019-10-08

GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger slams Trump's 'shortsighted' decision to withdraw troops from Syria President Trump defended his decision on Syria and said he was trying to get the U.S. out of "endless wars."        ...
18:28 2019-10-08

Syrian army deploys forces to aid Kurds amid Turkish offensive as Trump orders military withdrawal Syrian government troops were heading to the country's northern border on Monday to "confront Turkish aggression" after making a deal with the U.S.-allied, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, officials said....
15:14 2019-10-14

Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey over its incursion into Syria Trump also said tariffs on steel imports from Turkey will be raised 50 percent, and that the U.S. has halted negotiations over a $100 billion trade deal with the country. ...
00:56 2019-10-15

Trump says he’ll impose sanctions on Turkey for Syria invasion President Trump on Monday said he would “soon” be issuing an executive order to impose sanctions on Turkey for invading Syria — which happened days after he announced the US was clearing the way by pulling its troops from northern Syria. The US, he s...
01:14 2019-10-15

Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkey’s economy over Syria President Trump on Monday threatened to “obliterate” Turkey’s economy should the NATO ally do anything “off limits” in Syria. “As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in m...
22:00 2019-10-07

‘Stupid Endless Wars.’ In Angry Tweets, Trump Defends Pulling U.S. Troops From Syria (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp bipartisan criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, saying he is focused on the “BIG PICTURE” that does not include American in...
17:42 2019-10-09

President Donald Trump draws backlash for move to withdraw U.S. troops in northern Syria In a highly controversial move, the White House has said it will remove U.S troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkey military advance to expel Kurdish forces from the region....
18:28 2019-10-07

Will "Obliterate" Turkey's Economy If Syria Action Is "Off Limits": Trump Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed preparations for a military operation in northeast Syria after the United States began pulling back troops, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led......
16:56 2019-10-08

Trump says U.S. doesn’t ‘endorse’ Turkey assault on Syria, is ‘bad idea’ “The United States does not endorse this attack and has made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea,” Trump said in a written statement....
01:14 2019-10-12

Donald Trump Says U.S. Doesn’t Endorse Turkey Assault on Syria (BEIRUT) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. does not endorse Turkey’s assault on northern Syria and has made it clear to Ankara that it’s incursion against Kurdish fighters who helped the U.S. battle the Islamic State is a ̶...
03:14 2019-10-10

Trump allies furious as Turkey starts Syria strike Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. (Oct...
23:14 2019-10-09

Trump threatens Turkey with 'extremely decimated economy' over Syria President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far, even though the U.S. leader himself has opened the door for a Turkish incursi...
09:14 2019-10-08

Trump Imposes Sanctions on Turkey as Syria Conflict Intensifies President Trump also said he was doubling tariffs on imports of Turkish steel in response to Turkey’s incursion into Syria, an invasion for which he himself had cleared the way for....
02:56 2019-10-15

Breaking with Trump, U.S. Republicans press for response to Turkey over Syria U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trump's Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters, a rare break from the White House that had some calling for "devastating" sanctions against the NATO al...
01:14 2019-10-10

'A big win for Iran and Assad': Lindsey Graham rips Trump decision to pull troops out of northern Syria Sen. Lindsey Graham, a usually staunch ally of President Trump, slammed the president’s sudden decision to withdraw troops from Syria, warning that it could lead to the resurgence of the Islamic State and more Iranian influence in the region....
15:42 2019-10-07

Turkey's Erdogan calls for NATO help in Syria; Trump threatens sanctions Syrian forces swept into Kurdish areas in the country's northeast on Monday amid flashes of fighting in minority-held areas and calls for help from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....
15:14 2019-10-14

Scrambling to limit damage, Trump hits Turkey with tariffs over Syria U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday raised steel tariffs on Turkey and threatened more sanctions over its incursion into Syria as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path....
00:56 2019-10-15

Trump authorizes sanctions on Turkey as Syria conflict intensifies – live Mike Pence said Trump has asked Turkey to stop invasion into northern Syria and begin immediate ceasefireSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.09am BST Former vice president and 2020 candidate Joe Biden said of Donald Trump in an ev...
01:42 2019-10-15

Turkey says Syria operation preparations complete, Trump issues threat Turkey said on Tuesday it had completed preparations for a military operation in northeast Syria after the United States began pulling back troops, opening the way for a Turkish attack on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington....
09:14 2019-10-08

Turkey’s Syria assault triggers war within GOP, as Trump battles neocon wing Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria following President Trump’s unexpected pullback of troops from the border region has reignited a fight within the Republican Party over America's role in the Middle East -- and seen the president face withering ...
22:28 2019-10-09

President Trump Said U.S. Moved ISIS Prisoners as Turkey Attacks Syria WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. has moved some of the Islamic State prisoners amid fears some could escape custody as Turkey invades northeast Syria. Turkey is attacking the U.S.-backed Syrian Defense Forces, a ...
03:14 2019-10-10

Trump’s decision to make way for Turkey in Syria seen by critics as a Kurds betrayal President Trump faced swift criticism early Monday after the White House announced its decision to move U.S. troops from northern Syria and give way for Turkey’s planned military incursion in the region....
18:00 2019-10-07

Trump greenlights Turkey’s plan to move against US Kurdish allies in northern Syria BLINDSIDED, BETRAYED: President Trump, overruling his advisers and blindsiding the Pentagon, has abruptly reversed course and endorsed Turkey’s imminent offensive against America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria....
15:42 2019-10-07

Republican allies blast Trump's decision to hand northern Syria over to Turkey President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria ahead of a long-planned Turkish military operation is being blasted by Republicans better known for being loyal allies of the president....
02:28 2019-10-08

As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey....
03:42 2019-10-14

Turkey opens ground assault on Syria's Kurds; U.S. Republicans turn on Trump Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before starting a cross-border ground operation that could transform an eight-year-old war....
01:14 2019-10-10

Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy The Pentagon is scrambling to respond to the words of a president who views Syria and the fight against ISIS as a battle largely won and done for American troops....
02:28 2019-10-08

Trump Levels Sanctions on Turkey in Attempt to Contain the Chaos Wreaked By His Syria Withdrawal President Donald Trump announced Monday his intention to level economic sanctions, hike tariffs and halt trade negotiations with Turkey as a result of its military incursion against U.S.-aligned Kurdish forces in northern Syria. “I will soon be...
02:00 2019-10-15

Trump calls for cease-fire in northern Syria and imposes sanctions on Turkey The president also said tariffs on steel imports from Turkey will be raised 50 percent, and that the United States has halted negotiations over a $100 billion trade deal with the country....
02:56 2019-10-15

Trump Makes Sudden, Horrifying Decision to Let Turkey Invade Northern Syria Late on Sunday night, the Trump administration made a surprise announcement that it would pull back its remaining forces in Northern Syria and allow Turkish troops to commence a long-planned “operation” in the region. This operation is almost certain...
20:14 2019-10-07

Trump calls Turkey assault on Syria a 'bad idea,' at least 7 civilians reported dead President Trump called Turkey's ongoing military assault in Syria a "bad idea" Wednesday as activists and war monitor reported at least seven civilians killed in the strikes....
02:56 2019-10-10

Turkey Opens Ground Assault On Syria's Kurds; Republicans Turn On Trump Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before starting a cross-border ground operation that......
06:00 2019-10-10

Steven Mnuchin: Donald Trump gave OK to sanction Turkey for Syria incursion President Donald Trump is giving his administration the authority to implement sanctions on Turkey after its military action against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday....
19:42 2019-10-12

Trump, Pentagon Have No Contingency Plan for ISIS Jailbreakers As Turkey Attacks U.S. Allies in Syria As Turkish warplanes bomb U.S.-backed Kurdish allies in northeastern Syria, the Trump Administration has yet to draw up a strategy to safeguard and maintain the more than 30 detention camps that hold tens of thousands of ISIS fighters, families and s...
02:28 2019-10-10

Trump authorizes sanctions against Turkey amid Syria incursion, calls for end to its 'destabilizing actions' President Trump announced Monday afternoon that he will soon issue an executive order imposing sanctions on Turkey for its "destabilizing" offensive in Syria, amid a bipartisan outcry over the president's troop pullback earlier this year that endange...
23:14 2019-10-14

Trump Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy The operation would sweep away American-backed Kurdish forces near the border in Syria. The White House said U.S. forces “will no longer be in the immediate area.”...
07:28 2019-10-07

Trump Approves Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy The operation would sweep away American-backed Kurdish forces near the border in Syria. The White House said U.S. forces “will no longer be in the immediate area.”...
07:00 2019-10-07

Kremlin rebuffs Trump on Syria, says military action in Idlib is justified The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian government military action in Syria's Idlib province, saying it was justified....
14:28 2019-06-03

Trump reportedly offered to sell F-35 jets to Turkey in exchange for not attacking Kurdish forces in Syria REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump reportedly advised Turkey not to invade northeastern Syria and offered to resume sales of the US's fifth-generation aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-35. Trump reportedly offered Erdogan "a really good pac...
06:28 2019-10-10

NATO ally Turkey asked Trump for 'military support' in attack on Kurdish partners Turkey requested American military support in a controversial offensive against the Syrian Kurdish militias that provided crucial aid to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State, according to U.S. officials....
06:14 2019-10-11

Esper defends U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria as Trump decries 'Endless Wars,' touts sanctions on Turkey Secretary of Defense Mark Esper defended President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria as Turkey continues to attack the Kurds, while Trump himself denounced getting involved in "endless wars" and talked up sanctions against ...
18:28 2019-10-13

Trump: Turkey will face ‘swift, strong, and severe’ sanctions if it doesn't protect religious minorities in Syria President Trump said he warned Turkey it would face economic sanctions if it does not protect religious minorities in northern Syria while it conducts military operations there....
12:14 2019-10-13

'Stain on America's honor': Trump gives Turkey green light to attack US-Kurdish allies in northern Syria Overruling his advisers and blindsiding the Pentagon, President Trump has abruptly reversed course and endorsed Turkey’s imminent offensive against U.S.-Kurdish allies in northern Syria....
02:56 2019-10-08

Kurdish forces in Syria fear Turkey will launch attacks rapidly to take advantage of 'confusion' caused by Trump's US troop withdrawal plan REUTERS/Murad Sezer Turkey wasted no time in moving troops to key points on its border with Syria Tuesday, in an apparent attempt to mitigate any u-turn from the White House over the US withdrawal of troops from the country. Trump shocked observers ...
17:42 2019-10-08

Syrian troops enter towns in northeast as Erdogan warns of wider offensive Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took up positions in key towns across northeast Syria. Meanwhile, Turkish-backed rebels launched an offensive in the flash-point town of Manbij....
22:56 2019-10-14

Everything you need to know about Trump's plan to pull back from Syria The White House made an announcement on Sunday that shocked its allies in Syria. President Donald Trump's administration announced that Turkish forces would soon move into portions of northern Syria which are currently controlled by Kurdish groups, a...
22:00 2019-10-07

Trump's plan to pull back from Syria The White House made an announcement on Sunday that shocked its allies in Syria. President Donald Trump's administration announced that Turkish forces would soon move into portions of northern Syria which are currently controlled by Kurdish groups, a...
17:14 2019-10-08

Donald Trump threatens Turkey with 'extremely decimated economy' over Syria Donald Trump has launched a harsh attack on Turkey, threatening to "totally destroy and obliterate" its economy if it takes a planned military strike in Syria too far....
04:56 2019-10-08

SDF: Nine dead in Turkish offensive in northeast Syria The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said on Thursday that Turkish air strikes and shelling had killed nine civilians in northeast Syria since the start of Ankara's offensive....
17:14 2019-10-10

100,000 flee as Turkish offensive pushes into Syria Turkey has remained defiant in the face of international criticism, insisting the military will push forward with its incursion. The UN has warned of an impending humanitarian crisis as thousands flee to safety....
01:42 2019-10-12

The Latest: Turkish offensive in Syria may displace 300,000 The Latest: Two International aid groups say a Turkish military offensive in northeast Syria could displace hundreds of thousands of people, and disrupt humanitarian aid...
20:14 2019-10-07

Russia prepares ‘crushing’ offensive in Syria Russian forces are preparing a military operation to help Syrian dictator Bashar Assad reclaim the last major cities held by rebel forces and terrorists, according to Moscow’s top diplomat....
21:00 2019-06-10

Turkish offensive in Syria a success, will go on, leaders say A day after it launched a military operation into northern Syria to clear the region near its border of Kurdish forces, Turkey announced Thursday that the plan has so far been a success and will continue....
14:00 2019-10-10

Congress pressures Trump to back down on Syria 'betrayal' President Donald Trump changed the conversation from impeachment — at least for a day — with his move to abruptly withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. But he also opened a front with Congress that may prove unsustainable. From steadfast GOP allies and...
11:42 2019-10-08

U.S. House Republicans to seek sanctions on Turkey over Kurd offensive Dozens of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to its military offensive against Kurdish forces in ...
00:56 2019-10-11

Turkish strikes hit civilians as Syria offensive intensifies Turkey's military stepped up airstrikes and a ground offensive into Kurdish-held parts of northeastern Syria.        ...
03:14 2019-10-11

EU, Germany condemn Turkish offensive in northern Syria Germany and the European Union are among many voices speaking out against the Turkey's military invasion of northern Syria on Wednesday. World powers are deliberating how to respond....
02:00 2019-10-10

26 Civilians Killed In Turkish Offensive In North Syria: Report At least 26 civilians were killed on Sunday in northeastern Syria as Turkey and its proxies stepped up their offensive against Kurdish forces, a war monitor said....
23:14 2019-10-13

Turkish Offensive In Syria Threatens European Security: France France said on Saturday it has suspended all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security....
23:14 2019-10-13

Syria: German-funded health facilities hit in government offensive The Syrian government's Idlib offensive has targeted several health facilities funded by Germany, German officials say. The violence in Idlib has killed hundreds of people since late April, according to the UN....
21:28 2019-08-23

U.S. Begins Pullback From Northern Syria, Clearing Way for Turkish Offensive Convoys of American military personnel began pulling back from the Syria-Turkey border, after President Trump ordered the Pentagon to clear the way for Ankara to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters who spearheaded the U.S.-campaign against I...
14:00 2019-10-07

U.S. Begins Northern Syria Pullback, Clearing Way for Turkish Offensive Convoys of American military personnel began pulling back from the Syria-Turkey border, after President Trump ordered the Pentagon to clear the way for Ankara to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters who spearheaded the campaign against ISIS....
19:56 2019-10-07

Erdogan and Putin meet as Syria offensive pummels Idlib Turkey says the Russian-backed Syrian offensive violates a truce deal between Moscow and Ankara. The advance has exacerbated Syria's humanitarian disaster and threatened Turkey with mass refugee flows....
13:28 2019-08-27

French to hold emergency cabinet meeting to discuss Turkey offensive: Elysee French President Emmanuel Macron will hold an emergency defense cabinet meeting on Sunday to discuss options regarding the Turkish offensive in northeastern Syria, the French presidency said in a statement....
00:00 2019-10-14

Germany's Merkel tells Erdogan to halt Syria offensive immediately German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Sunday to bring to an immediate halt the military operation in northern Syria, a German government spokeswoman said....
17:14 2019-10-13

Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Turkish offensive into Syria The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Saturday, it said in a statement, following a call by Egypt for the body to meet over Turkey's offensive into Syria....
01:14 2019-10-10

France's Le Drian says Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine fight against IS: paper French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that the Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine years of battling the Islamic State militant group....
22:56 2019-10-14

US begins troop withdrawal from northeastern Syria ahead of Turkish offensive US troops are reportedly leaving northeastern Syria ahead of a planned Turkish offensive. US President Trump has, however, said Turkey must not do anything "off limits," or he would "destroy" its economy....
20:42 2019-10-07

'Lot of fake news back there': Trump launches 2020 campaign – video highlights US president Donald Trump has kicked off his bid for the presidency in 2020 with many well-worn attacks on the media, Hillary Clinton and the ‘angry' democrats. An adoring crowd packed the Amway building in Orlando, Florida chanting the same slogans ...
17:14 2019-06-19

Majority of US military veterans back Trump, think Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes In a new Pew Research Center survey among the nation's veterans, the majority of them support President Trump and view the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan as mistakes....
23:14 2019-07-11

Revealed: how Trump's transgender ban has forced military members back into hiding Guardian investigation finds increased hostility towards trans people who could lose everything if they are outedDonald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military has spread a pall of fear over the 15,000 personnel it touches and em...
11:42 2019-06-13

Following Turkish offensive in northeast Syria, Russia warns of Islamic State revival Russia, the United Nations and Western nations express concern over the rise of the Islamist militant group in northeast Syria following a Turkish-led incursion....
19:14 2019-10-11

64,000 flee ground offensive on Syria's Kurds as Turks say they have killed 277 militants Turkish ground forces led by 1,000 members of Syrian Arab militias have begun occupying several towns and villages inside the Turkish-Syrian ­border on the third day of Turkey's offensive against the region's Kurds....
15:56 2019-10-11

US calls for German ground troops in Syria A top US diplomat has formally asked Germany to send troops to Syria to help fight the terrorist militia Islamic State. James Jeffrey said allies needed to provide technical support for the Kurdish-led opposition....
07:56 2019-07-07

Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS Analysts said the redeployment would betray America’s Syrian Kurdish allies, decrease American leverage in Syria and open a void that could benefit Iran, Russia and the Islamic State....
17:42 2019-10-08

Watchdog: IS 'resurging' as U.S. troops leave Syria Five months after losing the last of its territory in Syria and amid a withdrawal of U.S. troops, the Islamic State is "resurging," a Pentagon watchdog said....
09:42 2019-08-07

Up To 1,000 US Troops To Withdraw From Northern Syria, Says Pentagon The Pentagon said Sunday President Donald Trump had ordered the withdrawal of up to 1,000 troops from northern Syria -- almost the entire ground force in the war-torn country -- amid an intensifying......
23:14 2019-10-13

The Latest: Turkey says troops captured Syrian border town Turkey’s military says it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began four days ago, with no sign of relenting despite mounting international critic...
04:14 2019-10-13

US troops in Syria come under fire from Turkish positions, Pentagon says All US troops accounted for after explosion near outpost where Turkey knew American forces were present, official saysUS troops deployed near the city of Kobani in northern Syria came under artillery fire from Turkish positions, the Pentagon said on ...
18:42 2019-10-12

US Troops In Syria Came Under Fire From Turkish Incursion: Pentagon US troops near the northern Syrian border came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday, a Pentagon spokesman said, warning that the US was prepared to meet aggression with "immediate......
06:28 2019-10-12

U.S. troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish positions -Pentagon U.S. troops in northern Syria came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday but none were wounded, the Pentagon said, an incident that highlights the risks to U.S. troops as Turkey wages an offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish militia....
04:00 2019-10-12

Syria: Germany rejects US demand for ground troops US representatives had requested Germany increase their military presence in Syria as the US plans to move its own troops out of Syria in the near future. Germany has said it is already making "significant" contribution....
00:00 2019-07-09

Turkish forces fired on U.S. troops in Syria, Pentagon says The Pentagon has confirmed that Turkish forces fired on U.S. troops stationed in Syria, though military sources differ on whether the action was intentional....
19:42 2019-10-12

U.S. troops to withdraw from northern Syria, Defense Sec. Esper says U.S. troops were preparing to withdraw from northern Syria Sunday as Turkish forces continued their advance. Hundreds of Islamic State group supporters escaped from a displacement camp in the area and there were reports of alleged atrocities amid gro...
20:28 2019-10-13

U.S. won't send more troops to Syria for joint Turkish patrols The U.S. military will not increase troop levels in Syria to carry out joint patrols with Turkish forces, a top general said on Friday, adding that his goal was to eventually reduce the number of U.S. forces in the country....
23:00 2019-09-13

U.S. troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish positions: Pentagon U.S. troops in northern Syria came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday but none were wounded, the Pentagon said, an incident that highlights the risks to U.S. troops as Turkey wages an offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish militia....
06:28 2019-10-12

Russia denies its troops are fighting in northwest Syria: RIA Russia on Thursday denied allegations by Syrian rebels that Russian special forces or ground troops were fighting in the campaign for the rebel-held region of Idlib, the RIA news agency reported....
13:00 2019-07-18

U.S. Poised to Send 150 Troops to Patrol Northeastern Syria The new deployment is part of an expanding series of military and diplomatic steps the United States has taken to defuse tensions with Turkey, a NATO ally....
21:56 2019-09-12

Withdrawal of US troops in Syria strengthened ISIS resurgence, DOD watchdog says Syrian forces backed by the United States are struggling to contain ISIS following President Donald Trump's partial withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Defense Department watchdog warned...
22:56 2019-08-08

Syria demands withdrawal of U.S., Turkish troops, warns of 'countermeasures' Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday demanded the withdrawal of all U.S. and Turkish troops, warning that the Syrian government had the right to take action if they remain....
04:56 2019-09-29

Small number of U.S. troops leave town in northern Syria A small number of U.S. troops have left an outpost in the town on Ain Issa in northern Syria because of concerns about a Turkish incursion that is pushing into Syria, two U.S. defense official told Reuters on Sunday....
17:14 2019-10-13

The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to stay in Middle East The Latest: U.S. President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat...
22:56 2019-10-14

U.S. Troops to Withdraw From Northern Syria Ahead of Turkish Incursion The White House indicated that U.S. forces will withdraw from northern Syria in advance of an expected incursion of Turkish forces in the region that could spark fighting with U.S.-backed Kurds....
07:28 2019-10-07

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes and intense shelling on rebel-held areas in northwest Syria have claimed the lives of dozens of people....
17:28 2019-06-15

House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Trump Decision to Bring Back Federal Death Penalty On Wednesday afternoon, the House Oversight and Reform committee launched an investigation into the Department of Justice’s recent decision to resume executions of inmates on federal death row. The decision, announced by Attorney General William Barr...
06:42 2019-08-15

Russia has tripled military presence in Crimea for 'possible offensive operations' against Ukraine, says intel report Russia has nearly tripled its military manpower in Crimea since illegally annexing the peninsula in 2014, an intelligence report says, in preparation for possible further incursions into Ukraine....
21:56 2019-08-07

Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey Syria does not want to see fighting with Turkey, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Turkey said one of its posts in Syria's Idlib region was attacked from an area controlled by Syrian government forces....
10:00 2019-06-18

What Happens Next in Syria After Turkey’s Invasion Earlier this week, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would pull back from the border the few U.S. troops along the border in northeast Syria, clearing the way for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch his offensive against Kur...
11:14 2019-10-12

Iraqi military says troops used ‘excessive force’ against protesters More than 100 people have been killed since demonstrations, which started as a movement against corruption, began in Baghdad and southern cities last week....
05:14 2019-10-08

Top military chief not ready to withdraw troops from Afghanistan ”I do not think about it as we are going to withdraw. I think about it as we are going to initiate inter-Afghan dialogue, ideally leading to peace and stability for the Afghan people,” Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said....
02:42 2019-08-29

U.S. set to pull remaining troops from north Syria amid Turkish incursion The United States said on Sunday it is poised to withdraw some 1,000 troops from northern Syria after learning that Turkey planned to extend a military incursion further south and west than originally planned....
17:14 2019-10-13

Turkish artillery barrages reportedly came dangerously close to US troops in Syria Khalil Ashawi/Reuters Turkish artillery fire nearly hit a small group US troops stationed near the Kurdish-held city of Kobane on Friday afternoon, according to multiple media reports. The report comes hours after senior US military officials addres...
23:42 2019-10-11

Exclusive: U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days - officials The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Sunday, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline for the U.S. pullout amid Turkey's esca...
00:00 2019-10-14

U.S. to pull last troops from north Syria; Syrian army to redeploy on border The United States said on Sunday it will withdraw its remaining 1,000 troops from northern Syria in the face of a Turkish offensive and Syria's army struck a deal with Kurdish forces to redeploy along its border with Turkey, both major victories for ...
04:00 2019-10-14

Russia says Syrian troops repelled three big militant attacks in Syria's Idlib Syrian government troops on Wednesday morning repelled three big attacks by militants in Syria's Idlib province, the Russian Ministry of Defense said....
16:28 2019-05-22

U.S. preparing to withdraw all remaining troops from northern Syria: Defense Secretary The United States is poised to evacuate about 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria amid an ongoing Turkish offensive into the region, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday, calling the situation "untenable" for U.S. forces....
17:14 2019-10-13

Who Are the Kurds, and Why Is Turkey Attacking Them in Syria? Why did Turkey invade? Why did America leave? How did the Kurds gain so much land? We answer 10 key questions about the Turkish invasion of northern Syria....
00:28 2019-10-15

Why Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria? On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it was beginning an assault on a Kurdish-led militia in northeastern Syria. How did the two American allies get here?...
01:14 2019-10-10

Turkey says air strike hit Syria convoy, killed three Turkey said a Syrian government air strike on a Turkish military convoy in northwest Syria killed three civilians and wounded 12 on Monday as Syrian troops advanced on rebels in a key town....
15:28 2019-08-19

Turkey says has not agreed with U.S. on Syria safe zone New U.S. proposals for a safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey and the two countries have not agreed on removal of Kurdish militants from the zone, how deep it should be and who would control it, Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday....
14:14 2019-07-24

Opinion: Take Turkey's threats to invade Syria seriously A Turkish invasion of Syria appears to be imminent. But a new military offensive could have self-destructive consequences for Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, writes journalist Rainer Hermann....
15:00 2019-08-10

Autonomous killer drones set to be used by Turkey in Syria Turkey is to become the first nation to use drones able to find, track and kill people without human intervention, when it deploys them in Syria in a few months...
19:14 2019-09-20

Turkey will pay higher price later if does not act in Syria: Erdogan Turkey will pay a higher price later if it does not do what is necessary in northern Syria today, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday after vowing at the weekend to carry out a military operation in a Kurdish-controlled area east of the Euphrate...
14:00 2019-08-06

Turkey says it has not agreed with U.S. on Syria safe zone New U.S. proposals for a safe zone in north Syria do not satisfy Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, adding that an agreement on the issue needs to reached as soon as possible because Ankara has no patience left....
16:00 2019-07-24

Hundreds of ISIS supporters escape camp in Syria as Turkish troops approach, Kurds say Hundreds of people affiliated with the Islamic State escaped a camp where they were being held on Sunday after Turkish forces approached the Kurdish-held town, Kurdish officials said....
18:00 2019-10-13

US military suicides surge to record high among active duty troops The army, navy and marines all saw the rate of suicides go up this year, with only the air force showing a decreaseUS military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say ...
20:56 2019-09-27

Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela MOSCOW (AP) — Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela . The post Putin: Russia has no intention to deploy troops or set up military bases in Venezuela appeared first on LEX18.com....
14:56 2019-06-06

Military wants to use gene editing to protect troops against chemical and biological weapons The Pentagon's research agency wants to explore the possibility of editing a soldier's genetic makeup to protect against chemical and biological attacks....
08:14 2019-09-24

Turkey prepares to fight Kurds in northern Syria Turkey announced Tuesday it is prepared to move into Syria to attack Kurdish rebels it considers terrorists as President Donald Trump defended Turkey on social media....
16:56 2019-10-08

Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria's Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said....
12:28 2019-05-22

Kurds in Syria Brace for War as Turkey Says Incursion Is Imminent Turkey vowed to move ahead with plans to invade northeastern Syria, which a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia said would cause a “humanitarian catastrophe.”...
12:28 2019-10-09

Airstrikes, shelling as Turkey and Kurds clash in Syria Kurdish forces have responded to Turkey's offensive in Syria by shelling a Turkish border town. Earlier Turkey launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling on Syrian towns, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry....
00:56 2019-10-11

Russia says an end to fighting in Syria's Idlib is Turkey's responsibility The Kremlin said on Friday it was Turkey's responsibility to stop rebels in Syria's Idlib province from firing on civilian and Russian targets, signaling it would continue to back a Syrian government offensive there despite Ankara's protests....
20:56 2019-05-31

Blast in Turkey-administered Syria town kills at least 9 Turkish state media and Syrian rescuers say a car bomb went off at the entrance to a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkish forces and allied Syrian fighters, killing at least nine people...
13:00 2019-07-11

Turkey says 109 militants killed in advance into northeast Syria Turkish forces have killed more than 100 militants in an assault on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, Turkey's president said on Thursday, as heavy shelling and air strikes against targets in the region continued....
15:42 2019-10-10

| Pro-Turkey rebels 'execute' 9 civilians in Syria - monitor Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in Syria "executed" at least nine civilians including a female politician, a monitor has said....
15:56 2019-10-13

Pentagon urges Turkey to halt Syria incursion Defense Secretary Mark Esper said it was an "impulsive" decision by Turkish President Erdogan to invade northern Syria and it will further destabilize the region and put America's Syrian Kurdish partners "in harm's way". (Oct. 11)    &...
01:14 2019-10-12

The Latest on Syria’s War: A Major Shift, and U.S. Tariffs on Turkey Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic....
00:28 2019-10-15

White House says Turkey will ‘soon’ invade Northern Syria The White House announced Sunday night that Turkey will soon invade Northern Syria while US troops remain on the sidelines. The development raises questions about the future of the region’s US-allied Kurdish fighters, who helped American forces fight...
08:42 2019-10-07

Turkey Detains Journalist Over Syria Operation Coverage The head of a Turkish opposition news site was arrested Thursday, his employer said, as part of a crackdown on critics of the military operation launched in Syria a day earlier....
13:14 2019-10-10

Turkey says will be responsible for IS prisoners in Syria 'safe zone' Turkey will take responsibility for Islamic State prisoners in a "safe zone" it aims to form in Syria after its military incursion there, the foreign minister said on Thursday, responding to fears the militants could escape in the chaos....
20:28 2019-10-10

Nearly 30 Republicans endorse bid to sanction Turkey over Syria attack Nearly 30 Republican House members have co-sponsored legislation to impose sanctions on Turkey for its military offensive against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria....
15:28 2019-10-11

Pentagon Urges Turkey to Halt Its Invasion Into Syria (WASHINGTON) — An “impulsive” decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to invade northern Syria will further destabilize a region already caught up in civil war and puts America’s Syrian Kurdish partners “in ha...
11:14 2019-10-12

Turkey open to new deal on British IS fighters in Syria Turkey will seek a new way for Britain to deal with its Islamic State (IS) militants and dependants held in Syria if they fall under Turkish control, the ambassador to London has said....
23:42 2019-10-08

Turkey says its convoy attacked in Syria, three civilians killed A Turkish military convoy was attacked en route to one of its observation posts in northwest Syria on Monday, Turkey's Defense Ministry said, adding that three civilians were killed and 12 others wounded in the air strike....
15:28 2019-08-19

Militants Backed by Turkey Kill at Least Two Prisoners in Syria The killings of Kurdish prisoners by Arab fighters, which were captured on video, raised the specter of wider sectarian warfare as fighting in northwestern Syria escalates....
22:56 2019-10-12

Turkey Assault On Kurdish Positions Could Displace 400,000 In Syria: UN Turkey's deadly assault on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria has forced 130,000 people to flee their homes, the UN said Sunday, adding it was preparing for that figure to more than triple....
23:14 2019-10-13

Liz Cheney, others in GOP spearhead bid to sanction Turkey for Syria invasion House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R.-Wyo., along with 20 Republican colleagues, said Thursday that they will be introducing legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey for their military offensive operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces ...
03:14 2019-10-11

'Border on fire' as Turkey intensifies Syria campaign Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican lawmakers against U.S. President Donald Trump....
13:56 2019-10-11

Syria Operation Will Be "Proportionate And Responsible", Turkey Tells UN Turkey told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that its military operation in northern Syria would be "proportionate, measured and responsible" ahead of a closed-door meeting of the......
06:00 2019-10-10

Turkey Intensifies Syria Campaign; US Warns Of "Serious Consequences" Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican......
06:28 2019-10-12

Chinese military's rotation of new troops to Hong Kong garrison raises alarm China claimed Thursday that the addition of fresh military troops to the Hong Kong garrison was simply a military rotation, sparking skepticism among US officials and widespread concern in Hong Kong, demonstrating how tense the city is ahead of a 13t...
02:14 2019-08-30

Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday....
10:42 2019-05-23

U.S. military wants to send thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions The proposal comes as the military seeks to address what officials have described as a spike in threats against American forces, detected by U.S. intelligence streams, from Iran and its proxy groups....
11:56 2019-05-24

Philippine military says Dutch hostage has been killed by Muslim militants during gunbattle with troops MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military says Dutch hostage has been killed by Muslim militants during gunbattle with troops. The post Philippine military says Dutch hostage has been killed by Muslim militants during gunbattle with troops appea...
09:56 2019-05-31

Brazil dispatches troops, military aircraft to battle Amazon forest fires The Brazilian military is deploying troops to the Amazon to fight the massive wildfires that have swept the region and sparked an international outcry....
05:14 2019-08-25

U.S. Military Issues Warning to Troops About Incel Violence at Joker Screenings [Updated] The U.S. military has warned service members about the potential for a mass shooter at screenings of the Warner Bros. film Joker, which has sparked wide concerns from, among others, the families of those killed during the 2012 mass shooting in Aurora...
01:56 2019-09-25

Pentagon mulling U.S. military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday....
00:56 2019-05-23

Trump Just Handed Control of ISIS Prisoners to Turkey. Not Everyone in Turkey Is Happy About That President Donald Trump’s impromptu endorsement of a Turkish incursion into northeast Syria has prompted accusations that Trump had betrayed America’s Kurdish allies in Syria. But his handing Turkey responsibility for thousands of ISIS pri...
03:14 2019-10-09

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria’s push into Idlib Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria’s last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing sides in the eight-year war...
22:00 2019-06-01

UN chief urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Syria's Idlib Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing to Russia and Turkey to stabilize the situation in Syria's last rebel-held territory in the Idlib province area, where Bashar Assad's forces have launched an offensive "without delay."...
22:28 2019-06-18

"Deeply Concerned" India Urges Turkey For Restraint In Syria India on Thursday said it was "deeply concerned" over the "unilateral military offensive" by Turkey in northeastern Syria and asserted that the action can undermine stability in the region as well as......
04:00 2019-10-11

Turkey cites disagreements with U.S. even as joint Syria patrols begin Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, speaking hours after joint U.S.-Turkey patrols began in northern Syria, said on Sunday Ankara and Washington have constantly disagreed over establishing the planned "safe zone."...
18:28 2019-09-08

Turkey, US To Set Up "Joint Operation Centre" For North Syria: Ministry Turkey and the United States have agreed to establish a joint operation centre to manage the tensions between Kurdish and Turkish forces in northern Syria, Ankara said Wednesday....
01:42 2019-08-08

Turkey masses forces on border with Syria, leaving the US between 2 key partners Turkish forces massed along the Syrian border on Tuesday ahead of a long-expected invasion of Kurdish-held territories in the Syria's northern region, multiple sources reported....
21:14 2019-10-08

Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack Turkey has long threatened an attack on the Kurdish fighters in Syria whom Ankara considers terrorists allied with a Kurdish insurgency within Turkey....
13:14 2019-10-09

U.S. officials intensify pressure on Turkey to stop Syria assault The United States ramped up efforts on Friday to persuade Turkey to halt an escalating offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, saying Ankara was causing "great harm" to ties and could face potentially devastating sanctions....
06:56 2019-10-12

Russia calls on Turkey, others to exercise restraint in northeast Syria Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on Turkey and others to show restraint in northeast Syria, a sign of Moscow's growing concern about a Turkish military operation there against Kurdish forces....
13:56 2019-10-11

In Syria, US fights ISIS, tangles with Turkey, and laments ‘what victory looks like’ THE OTHER WAR: As the United States considers sending up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East to counter Iran, the war in Syria grinds on, with reports of Bashar Assad's hapless army again resorting to chemical weapons to target civilians while t...
13:56 2019-05-23

British Isis fighters in Syria 'may be freed if US allows Turkey invasion' Policy reversal by Trump raises fears captured militants could escape and return to the UKBritish Islamic State fighters held in north-east Syria could end up being released if the US allows Turkey to invade the territory, UK politicians and the pare...
00:28 2019-10-08

U.S. Imposes Penalties on Turkey, Aiming to Stop Incursion Into Syria President Trump authorized sanctions and raised steel tariffs on Turkey, while threatening more-powerful financial penalties if Ankara continued a military offensive against Kurdish militias in northern Syria....
02:56 2019-10-15

Pompeo says U.S. did not give green light to Turkey's Syria incursion The United States has not given Turkey a green light to invade Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but added that Ankara had "legitimate security concerns" and that President Donald Trump made a decision to move American sol...
01:14 2019-10-10

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria's push into Idlib Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria's last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing sides in the eight-year war that has devastated Syria....
12:28 2019-06-01

Russia won't get involved in conflict between Turkey, Syria: RIA cites lawmaker Russia will not get involved in the conflict between Turkey and Syria after Ankara launched an operation in Syria's northeast, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Wednesday....
16:56 2019-10-09

Protesters rally outside White House against Turkey’s actions in Syria Trump has said he does not approve of Turkey's incursion, and his administration said the attack was causing "great harm" in relations between Washington and Ankara.do...
04:14 2019-10-13

Turkey, US work to create buffer zone in northern Syria Turkey and the United States have agreed on the creation of a buffer zone in northern Syria. Details of the agreement remain sketchy, however, and Syrian Kurds fear Ankara will try to expel them from the region....
00:56 2019-08-14

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Army Faces Off With Turkey Hours after the Kurds forged a deal with their onetime enemies in the Syrian government, the Syrian Army raced northwest to help battle Turkish-led forces....
10:56 2019-10-14

Turkey rejects EU decisions regarding its Syria operation, east Med drilling Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it rejected and condemned decisions taken by the European Union to suspend arms exports to Turkey following Ankara's northeast Syria incursion and drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean....
22:56 2019-10-14

Turkey says observation post in Syria's Idlib attacked, no casualties A Turkish observation post in the Idlib region of northern Syria was attacked by mortar fire launched from territory controlled by Syrian government forces, Turkey's defense ministry said on Saturday, adding that there were no casualties....
22:42 2019-06-29

Russia strikes deal with Turkey on Syria's Idlib, says Putin Leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed on steps to "normalize" the situation in Idlib, where Syrian troops are advancing with Russian air support, Vladimir Putin has said. Erdogan hinted at buying Russian fighter jets....
05:42 2019-08-28

Turkey says work on Syria 'safe zone' not yielding results Turkey does not think its efforts with the United States to form a "safe zone" in northeast Syria will yield the results it wants and is ready to take action itself, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Thursday....
02:56 2019-10-04

UN Security Council to meet after Turkey strikes against Kurds in Syria The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors Thursday to address the Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria. The discussion by the 15-member Security Council was requested by the five European members, Britain...
21:14 2019-10-09

Russia strikes deal with Turkey on Syria's Iblid, says Putin Leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed on steps to "normalize" the situation in Idlib, where Syrian troops are advancing with Russian air support, Vladimir Putin has said. Erdogan hinted at buying Russian fighter jets....
03:14 2019-08-28

EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion Member countries from the European Union pledged on Monday to suspend weapons exports to Turkey over its widely condemned military operations in Syria....
00:00 2019-10-15

US, Turkey conduct northeast Syria patrol amid new concerns The U.S.-led coalition and Turkey say they have conducted their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, part of a plan designed to defuse tensions between its NATO ally and Syrian Kurds...
23:14 2019-10-04

Syria: Turkey and US reach deal to manage tensions over Kurds Joint operation centre agreement follows Ankara threats to launch offensive against YPGTurkey and the US have agreed to establish a joint operation centre to manage tensions between US-backed Kurdish militia and Turkish forces in northern Syria.The a...
00:00 2019-08-08

Turkey's AK Party says nothing wrong with intelligence meetings with Syria despite tensions The AK Party of President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there was nothing wrong with Turkey's intelligence agency meeting Syrian counterparts to prevent conflict - even though Ankara has backed rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad....
23:56 2019-05-22

Chinese military's routine rotation of new troops to Hong Kong garrison raises alarm The rotation of fresh Chinese military troops to the Hong Kong garrison sparked widespread concern Thursday, demonstrating how on edge the city is ahead of a thirteenth consecutive weekend of anti-government protests....
11:28 2019-08-29

U.S. Military to Withdraw From Northern Syria The move removes a last impediment to Turkey’s expanding incursion into Syria and marks an accelerated U.S. pullback from the international anti-Islamic State campaign....
08:56 2019-10-14

In Syria, Kurdish Fighters Prepare to Battle Turkey as Residents Fret Kurdish militants and residents of towns near Syria’s border with Turkey prepared for a Turkish incursion with a mix of defiance and unease after the sudden departure of U.S. troops from the area....
10:56 2019-10-09

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home....
17:14 2019-10-13

The Latest: Germany’s Merkel urges Turkey to halt Syria push German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges Turkey’s president to immediately stop his country’s military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters...
16:14 2019-10-13

Turkey will launch operation in Syria if safe zone not established: minister Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that if a planned safe zone in northern Syria is not established, and if threats continue against Turkey, Ankara will launch a military operation east of the Euphrates river....
12:56 2019-07-22

Turkey to advance into northeast Syria after strike against supply route in Iraq Turkey said Tuesday it was ready to advance into northeast Syria following an overnight strike against a supply route that linked Syrian Kurds with Kurds in Iraq. The military action by Turkish armed forces came after the US began pulling back troops...
22:00 2019-10-08

Turkey announces incursion of northeast Syria, US-backed Kurds have vowed ‘all-out’ war The White House announced late Sunday that Turkey will soon move forward with its planned military operation in northeast Syria in an area where U.S. troops have been deployed and operating with Kurdish-led forces....
07:28 2019-10-07

Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Forces Move Into Area Hit by Turkey Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic....
15:42 2019-10-14

U.S., Turkey committed to accelerated progress on roadmap for Syria's Manbij: statement The United States and Turkey are committed to accelerated and concrete progress on the roadmap agreed upon for the northern Syrian town of Manbij, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Wednesday....
16:00 2019-07-24

Turkey, Russia dispute facts after attack on Turkish outpost in Syria Russia and Turkey, the two countries responsible for a rickety agreement to keep the peace along Syria's last major frontline, gave sharply conflicting accounts on Thursday of an attack on a Turkish military outpost....
18:56 2019-06-13

Turkey says U.S. getting closer to its views in Syria safe zone talks: Anadolu Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said the United States is getting closer to Turkey's views on a proposed safe zone in northeast Syria, and that its military deployment plans are complete, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday....
13:28 2019-08-07

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes Kurds Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria on Friday in an offensive against Kurdish militia that has raised the prospect of a humanitarian disaster and questions about U.S. President Donald Trump's policy in the region....
06:56 2019-10-12

Turkey says Syria safe zone centre to start work next week A joint Turkish-U.S. operation centre to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria will be fully operational next week, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday....
20:42 2019-08-16

Shelling Breaks Syria Cease-Fire Negotiated by Russia and Turkey The cease-fire briefly ended more than six weeks of fighting and bombing. But intermittent shelling erupted in Idlib Province, the last piece of rebel-held territory....
12:14 2019-06-13

Syria's Idlib to take center stage in Turkey, Russia, Iran talks The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet again to strike a deal over the last rebel-held enclave in Syria. DW provides an overview of the catastrophic situation in Idlib....
23:56 2019-09-15

Turkey says Syria safe zone center with U.S. fully operational: Anadolu A joint Turkish-U.S. operation center to establish and manage a safe zone in northeast Syria is fully operational, Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday according to Anadolu news agency....
16:14 2019-08-24

Turkey readies for action as U.S. talks on Syria safe zone struggle Deep differences between Turkey and the United States over the scope and command of a planned "safe zone" in northeast Syria raise the prospect of Turkish military action unless the two countries break months of deadlock in talks this week....
15:56 2019-08-06

Turkey vows to press ahead with attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syria As Kurds claim border is already being shelled, US appears to backtrack but Ankara says it will not be ‘controlled by threats’Turkey has signalled its intent to press ahead with an attack on US-backed Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria despite co...
01:42 2019-10-09

Turkey determined to end Syria 'safe zone' work with U.S. if it stalls: ministry Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told his U.S. counterpart by phone on Thursday that Ankara was determined to end its work with the United States on establishing a "safe zone" in northeast Syria if Washington stalled on the issue, Akar's ministry...
02:56 2019-10-04

Turkey says all its observation posts in Syria will remain in place, support to continue All of Turkey's observation posts, formed under an agreement with Russia and Iran, will remain in place and support will continue to be provided to the posts, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday....
03:14 2019-08-22

Explained: Why Turkey wants a military assault on Syrian Kurds A Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish territory could unleash instability, displacement and intense fighting. The Kurds are warning of ethnic cleansing and all out war....
08:28 2019-10-08

EU warns against Turkish military operation in Syria The European Union warned on Monday against any Turkish operation against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, after a surprise U.S. decision to pull its troops out of the region....
13:42 2019-10-07

Hundreds of ISIS followers escape in Syria amid fighting between Turkey, Kurds Hundreds of Islamic State followers escaped after storming the gates of a detention camp in northern Syria on Sunday after Turkish forces shelled the region – and Kurdish fighters warned more mass breakouts are likely as Turkey continues pressi...
22:56 2019-10-13

Turkey, U.S. agree to form joint operation center for Syria safe zone Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday to establish a joint operation center in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action....
19:28 2019-08-07

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: Russian news agencies Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday....
23:00 2019-06-12

Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career' A U.S. Special Forces soldier serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines. ...
02:56 2019-10-10

Thousands flee, dozens reported killed as Turkey pushes Syria assault Turkey pounded Kurdish militia in northeast Syria for a second day on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and killing dozens, in a cross-border assault on U.S. allies that has turned the Washington establishment against Donald Trump...
20:28 2019-10-10

What life is like on the Syria-Turkey border, one of the world's most tense and dangerous fault lines AP After threatening military incursions into northeast Syria to keep Kurdish forces at bay, Turkey has negotiated a "safe zone" in northern Syria. Turkey is deporting Syrian refugees back to Syria as its economy continues to spiral. Turkey and Syri...
06:00 2019-08-22

'We didn't give Turkey the green light' - Pompeo defends Syria withdrawal US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump's withdrawal of troops in Syria, saying the president did not give Turkey the "green light" to invade the country....
07:14 2019-10-10

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted....
22:56 2019-10-14

Female Kurdish politician among nine civilians killed by pro-Turkey forces in Syria, observers say Rebels shot at least nine civilians in execution-style killings in Syria, according to Syrian Observatory for Human RightsPro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in north-eastern Syria have killed at least ...
05:56 2019-10-13

Turkey to launch own Syria plan in weeks unless has 'safe zone' control: Erdogan Turkey will launch its own operation to establish a "safe zone" in Syria if talks with the United States fail to give Turkish troops control of the area within a few weeks, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday....
06:42 2019-09-01

Lewis pulls out of U.S. Solheim Cup team with back injury Stacy Lewis has withdrawn from the U.S. Solheim Cup team with a back injury and will be replaced by Ally McDonald, captain Juli Inkster said on Tuesday....
00:56 2019-09-11

Canada condemns Turkey's military action against Kurdish forces Canada condemned Turkey's assault on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, saying it risked undermining both the stability of a fragile region and efforts to contain the Islamic State....
01:14 2019-10-10

Turkey military receiving Russian defense system training Turkey's defense minister says its military personnel are receiving training to operate the S-400 missile defense system despite U.S. and NATO objections to Ankara's decision to purchase the Russian technology....
09:14 2019-05-22

UN chief launches Syria inquiry amid protests over secrecy U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected a Nigerian general to lead a U.N. investigation into attacks on hospitals in Syria’s last opposition stronghold in the northwest amid protests that its findings will be kept secret...
01:42 2019-09-14

Syria Demands Immediate Withdrawal of All Foreign Military Forces (UNITED NATIONS) — Syria’s top diplomat demanded Saturday the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain. ...
22:28 2019-09-28

Israeli military says 2 rockets fired at Israel from Syria JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two projectiles have been fired from Syria toward the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The military said Saturday there were no reports of casualties or damage. Israeli media reported sirens warning of inco...
21:28 2019-06-01

US Military To Get Custody Of 2 British ISIS Men Over Killings In Syria Two British men accused of involvement in the ISIS's summary executions of Western hostages, including Americans, are being transferred into US military custody because the Turkish incursion into......
06:00 2019-10-10

Syria says Israel hit military position in country’s south BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s state-run news agency says Israel has attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage. SANA said that during the Wednesday morning attack on al-Harra hill, Syrian air defenses were able to shoot dow...
07:42 2019-06-12

France says securing military in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawal France said on Monday it was taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria as the United States begins to withdraw its forces from the area following a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias....
04:00 2019-10-14

Turkey’s invasion of Syria puts Islamic State fight on hold at a critical time Islamic State remnants are seeking to revive their networks in Syria and Iraq but now the effort to prevent them from regaining a foothold has paused....
15:56 2019-10-12

Turkey's threatened Syria strike puts US-backed forces fighting ISIS in jeopardy Turkey's threats to strike a Kurdish militia in Syria continued even as Pentagon officials met with their counterparts in Ankara in an attempt to hammer out a deal to protect the American-backed forces fighting ISIS....
04:00 2019-08-08

United States' U.N. envoy warns Turkey it faces 'consequences’ amid Syria assault The United States' envoy to the United Nations on Thursday warned Turkey it faced repercussions from its assault against Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria if it did not protect vulnerable populations or contain the Islamic State....
20:28 2019-10-10

Le Mans 24 Hours: Porsche back in GTE lead, Lopez pulls away Porsche reclaimed the lead from Ferrari in the close-fought Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro battle as the race hit two-thirds distance, while the #7 Toyota extended its overall advantage...
09:00 2019-06-16

Turkish army launches push into Syria, air strikes hit border town Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday, with air strikes hitting the border town of Ras al Ain....
16:56 2019-10-09

Venezuela launches military exercises, warns Colombia Venezuelan President Maduro has accused Colombia of plotting his overthrow, while Bogota said Venezuela harbors and backs rogue rebel fighters. The US offered Colombia its "full support" against any attempted aggression....
10:42 2019-09-11

French officials criticize US over announced military pullback in Syria French Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe said Tuesday that his country's forces would remain in Syria to battle ISIS and defend Kurdish-led forces fighting the terror group....
03:42 2019-10-09

US military asks Germany to extend Tornado mission in Syria A German newsmagazine has reported that the US wants a German air force mission in Syria to continue. But Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners say they want the flights to end later this year....
08:28 2019-06-08

Two years after heart transplant, son of Navy offensive coordinator back to 'normal' life A heart transplant for the son of Navy assistant coach Ivin Jasper altered his family's perspective forever. But life has returned to near normalcy.       ...
21:42 2019-09-26

Turkey ousts three Kurdish mayors for suspected militant links, launches security operation Turkey on Monday replaced Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links, the Interior Ministry said, a move likely to fuel tensions in the mainly Kurdish southeast....
15:28 2019-08-19

Syria Live Updates: As Turkey Invades, al-Assad Sees Chance to Reclaim Lost Territory Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic....
20:00 2019-10-14

Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani, Recep Erdogan meet in Turkey to discuss fighting in Syria Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday hosted Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss the civil war in Syria, which is now in its eighth year....
16:42 2019-09-16

Turkey announces northern Syria invasion of ground forces; multiple civilians reported dead Turkey announced Wednesday that its ground forces invaded northeastern Syria to fight against Kurdish forces just hours after launching an initial assault in the area, as the first reports of deaths emerged....
02:56 2019-10-10

Turkey orders arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: Anadolu Turkey has ordered the arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected links to the network accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday....
08:42 2019-06-18

Saudi Arabia launches military industrial licensing programme Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had begun accepting license applications for firms in the military industrial sector, a major target under plans to diversify the kingdom's economy away from oil exports....
17:42 2019-09-08

Syrian army resumes military operations against rebels in northwest Syria The Syrian army said on Monday it was resuming military operations in a Russian-led campaign in northwest Syria that has uprooted tens of thousands and killed hundreds, blaming Turkey for not abiding by its commitments under a truce deal....
21:56 2019-08-05

UN warns more military action in Syria’s Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts The U.N. deputy humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that further military operations in northwest Syria's Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that an estimated 3 million people are caught up in crossfire in the last rebel stronghold....
23:42 2019-05-28

Montreal demonstrators protest Turkish military invasion in northern Syria Turkey's military offensive targeting Kurdish militia comes after U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly decided that American troops would not interfere....
23:14 2019-10-12

Thousands are trapped in a desert settlement in Syria, a US military base is just 10 miles away Shukri Shehab and his wife have not slept in two nights. Their three-week-old granddaughter will not stop crying. She needs simple medicine for bloating, Shehab says, but it is nearly impossible for them to find....
13:56 2019-08-01

U.S. military strike targets al-Qaida leaders in Syria, at least 40 reported dead The U.S. military said it conducted a strike in Syria against al-Qaida leaders in the rebel-held Idlib province, located in the north west of the country....
03:28 2019-09-01

US military asks Germany to extend Tornado mission in Syria: report A German newsmagazine has reported that the US wants a German air force mission in Syria to continue. But Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners say they want the flights to end later this year....
05:28 2019-06-08

Oil steady amid military action in Syria, rising crude inventories Oil prices held steady on Wednesday as Turkey launched an offensive in Syria that could disrupt crude production in the region and on hopes of progress in ending the U.S.-China trade war. A buildup in U.S. crude inventories limited gains....
12:00 2019-10-10

Civilians ‘must not be a target’, urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border....
21:14 2019-10-10

Canada condemns Turkish military invasion in northeast Syria: Freeland Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the unilateral action by Turkey risks rolling back the progress against militants affiliated with the Islamic State, also known as Daesh....
03:14 2019-10-10

President Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy The operation would sweep away American-backed Kurdish forces near the border in Syria. The White House said U.S. forces “will no longer be in the immediate area.”...
17:42 2019-10-07

De-escalation of Turkish military operation in northern Syria ‘absolutely essential’ A de-escalation of renewed conflict in northern Syria is “absolutely essential,” the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. His comments follow the launch of airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey on Wednesday just days after th...
01:42 2019-10-11

Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources....
03:00 2019-09-04

Pelosi responds to AOC slam, says caucus has her back for condemning chief of staff’s ‘offensive’ tweet House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood her ground Thursday in response to New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claiming the speaker has been disrespectful to several minority lawmakers, saying she has the backing of her caucus and defending he...
20:56 2019-07-11

After Trump calls off military strike against Iran, the US struck Iranian military computers U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iran after President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike....
20:28 2019-06-23

Turkey chemical factory explosion launches metal tank into sky above fleeing onlookers, video shows A metal tank exploded and launched into the sky Wednesday after a raging fire engulfed a chemical factory in Istanbul, injuring two firefighters battling the blaze and sending bystanders fleeing for cover....
05:56 2019-09-20

Lindsey Graham threatens 'sanctions from hell' and warns Turkey against crossing a 'red line' as it readies for attack in Syria BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's staunchest allies, issued a stern warning to Turkey over attacking Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria. Turkey has expr...
08:28 2019-10-09

Turkey orders arrest of 223 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: state media Turkey has ordered the arrest of 223 serving military personnel across the country and in the breakaway state of Northern Cyprus over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, state media said on Saturday....
16:28 2019-09-14

Kraft Heinz pulls back on asset sales as it seeks to fix a broken business The beleaguered food giant earlier this year put for sale its Maxwell House coffee business, Breakstone's sour cream and cottage cheese and baby food brand Plasmon to help pay down debt. It's now going back to the drawing board....
17:14 2019-07-24

College Board pulls back from plan to score individual socioeconomic challenges After complaints about a plan to score students on their socioeconomic challenges or privilege, College Board revamps its data strategy with a tool called Landscape that will offer context on high schools and neighborhoods....
07:14 2019-08-28

'I Am What I Am': In Concert and Conversation, Audra McDonald Pulls Back the Curtain on a Brilliant Career When you get an opportunity to see Audra McDonald perform, you take it. The record-breaking six-time Tony Award winner, Grammy and Emmy winner and 2015 National Medal of Arts recipient has conquered both stage and screen with her acting and singing a...
05:00 2019-09-17

South Korea Launches Military Exercise for Islets Also Claimed by Japan The exercises are meant to protect South Korea’s claim to a set of islets also claimed by Japan, as ties between the two countries are at their worst in years....
11:42 2019-08-25

Kim Jong Un says missile launches a warning to U.S., South Korea over military drill The missile launch, the North's fourth such action in less than two weeks, came amid stalled nuclear talks with Washington and U.S.-South Korea military exercises, though the allies played down the tests....
07:42 2019-08-07

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. 'safe zone' patrol Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into northeast Syria on Sunday to begin planned joint U.S.-Turkey patrols to establish a "safe zone" along the border....
09:42 2019-09-08

Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist group ISIL, the UN Secretary-General fears....
22:00 2019-10-14

Erdogan threatens military action in Syria, US-backed group vows 'all-out war' if attacked Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that his country will soon launch an “air and ground military operation” east of the Euphrates River in northeastern Syria, prompting the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to promise “all-o...
09:42 2019-10-06

Turkish military enters Syria to begin joint U.S. "safe zone" patrol Armed Turkish military vehicles crossed into war-stricken Syria on Sunday to begin joint patrols with U.S. counterparts to establish a high-stakes "safe zone" along a border region controlled by Kurdish forces....
18:28 2019-09-08

Turkey-Syria payback: Norway suspends arms sales to Erdogan regime, exposing cracks in NATO solidarity Turkey’s incursion into northeastern Syria this week has not only been met with international condemnation – but it has also induced something of a schism between members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)....
14:42 2019-10-11

Turkey's Syria incursion may allow ISIS to attempt mass prison break amid US withdrawal, Kurdish fighters warn ISIS fighters and other terrorists comprising the more than 10,000 Islamic militants jailed in northeast Syria could launch a mass prison break as U.S. troops withdraw from the region in response to Turkey's impending incursion, Syrian Kurdish fighte...
12:56 2019-10-08

Senators announce a bipartisan bill to impose 'severe sanctions' on Turkey and block military sales Associated Press Senators announced a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that would punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria. Bill sponsor Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, said the measure would immediately block US arms sales to Turkey...
06:28 2019-10-10

ABC News Broadcasts Fake Syria Bombing Video That's Actually From a Kentucky Military Show in 2017 ABC News aired a video on Sunday that host Tom Llamas said depicted a Turkish attack in northern Syria against Kurdish civilians. Turkey is indeed pushing into Syria and slaughtering Kurds along the way, but the video ABC News played last night is fr...
18:00 2019-10-14

German Soccer Team Releases Player For Supporting Turkish Military Mission Into Syria Second-division German soccer club St. Pauli are famous for their leftist values. The club demonstrated just how deep those values run on Monday by releasing Turkish player Cenk Şahin after he had publicly supported his country’s deployment of milita...
00:28 2019-10-15

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria....
22:56 2019-10-13

U.S. Senator Graham says he is trying to get Turkey back in F-35 fold U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that he would like to get NATO ally Turkey back in a joint manufacturing program for F-35 fighter jets, from which it was expelled in July....
23:00 2019-09-22

Turkey is turning its back on Syrians fleeing war Bahaa, a 33-year-old Syrian textile worker, has a new morning commute. Every day, he makes his way to a workshop in the outskirts of Istanbul, avoiding other commuters and public transport. "I used to take the bus, but now I go in the side alleys," B...
01:14 2019-08-08

U. S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad’s Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas The deal between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the government of President Bashar al-Assad further dimmed the prospect of continued U.S. presence in Syria....
04:00 2019-10-14

US insists 'we're not abandoning Kurds' as Turkey 'will not step back' US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has insisted that Washington is not abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive....
08:28 2019-10-12

Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says will not back down on Russia deal Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....
18:56 2019-06-13

Prominent opposition columnist in Turkey sent back to prison A prominent Turkish journalist has been sent back to prison as part of convictions on terror charges handed down last year to an opposition newspaper....
16:56 2019-05-29

Southern EU leaders back Cyprus in gas dispute with Turkey Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore natural gas deposits....
01:28 2019-06-15

Turkey rejects U.S. ultimatums, says it will not back down on Russian S-400s Turkey will not back down from its decision to buy Russian S-400 missile defense systems despite U.S. warnings that it will lead to Ankara's exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....
15:00 2019-06-13

U.S. move in Syria a "stab in back" for SDF: SDF spokesman The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been "stabbed in the back" by a surprise U.S. statement on Monday that U.S. forces would not be involved in a Turkish operation in northern Syria, the SDF said....
13:42 2019-10-07

An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S. A family of two women and six children were among some 12,000 foreigners affiliated with the Islamic State who are being held in detention camps across northeastern Syria....
22:14 2019-06-05

US NATO ambassador says Turkey must back down on Russian missile purchase Turkey has to decide whether to complete a complex arms deal with the U.S. which allows access to the F-35 jet or risk penalties by buying a Russian missile system....
17:42 2019-06-04

Five Western countries, Turkey and UAE back Libyan state oil firm Five Western countries including the United States, as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the sole legitimate authority for the country's energy sector, a joint statement said on Sunday....
01:00 2019-09-23

Trump Locates the Most Offensive Possible Take on Puerto Rico President Donald Trump welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House on Monday, where he used the foreign head of state’s visit to complain about Puerto Rico’s elected officials and boast that he himself was “the best thing to ever ...
04:14 2019-07-23

Tired of treading softly, Turkey's Erdogan back on election warpath Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has gone on the warpath against the main opposition days ahead of a re-run of a mayoral vote in Istanbul, scrapping plans to avoid divisive rhetoric that some officials in his ruling AK Party believed would alienate v...
20:00 2019-06-19

‘Trump’ license plate rejected in Sweden for being offensive Talk about drunk texting. A Swedish man’s application for a vanity license plate reading “TRUMP” has been denied. Marcus Saaf told the Aftonbladet newspaper that he recently purchased a new American SUV (model unspecified) and “was drunk and thought ...
20:00 2019-09-10

'A second Trump': Bolsonaro's offensive rhetoric adds to Brazil's discomfort Supporters say his tendency to speak freely is sincere – but detractors call it a PR disasterHe parleyed his way to Brazil’s presidency with a vote-winning barrage of scaremongering and bombast.But eight months into Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right tenure,...
19:56 2019-08-19

Trump defends allowing offensive against Kurds: 'They didn't help us in the Second World War' "They didn't help us in the second World War, they didn't help us with Normandy for example," Trump told reporters about the Kurds coming under Turkish attack in Syria....
12:56 2019-10-10

Trump goes on offensive over Biden and Ukraine as Schiff ponders impeachment Whistleblower scandal swirls over WashingtonBiden strikes back at Trump over corruption claimsTrumpworld went on the offensive on Sunday, over what the president and his allies claim is un-investigated corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Uk...
18:14 2019-09-22

Dems seize offensive against Trump after detention center outrage Democrats in Congress think they can finally beat Donald Trump on immigration.Senior Democrats this week leaped into the debate over border policy — livestreaming their trips to detention facilities, calling for the ouster of Department of Homeland ...
04:28 2019-07-04

Red Cross urges states to take back fighters, families in northeast Syria Countries must reclaim their citizens held in camps in northeast Syria, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told Reuters on Wednesday, as Turkish forces launched an incursion....
16:56 2019-10-09

Ex-president of Sea Ltd launches PE firm to back Southeast Asia start-ups Nicholas Nash, the former president of Singapore-based online gaming and e-commerce company Sea Ltd, has launched a private equity firm - Asia Partners - to invest in Southeast Asian technology start-ups....
08:42 2019-06-14

UK PM candidate Johnson: I would not back U.S. military action against Iran The leading candidate to become Britain's next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would not currently back the United States if it took military action against Iran....
00:28 2019-07-16

UAE scaling back military role in Yemen conflict The UAE is beginning a partial military drawdown in Yemen. Experts say the country is pushing for a political solution to end the conflict, but growing US-Iran tension in the region may also have played a role....
06:56 2019-07-10

Trump Pulls a Charlottesville and Says He Hates All Kinds of 'Supremacy' President Trump hasn’t even reached El Paso or Dayton yet, but he already had his Charlottesville moment speaking with reporters outside the White House this morning....
20:28 2019-08-07

Syrian Kurds, Facing Turkish Offensive, "Didn't Help In Normandy": Trump Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military operation did not "help us in Normandy," US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, defending his widely-criticized decision to clear the way for the assault....
06:00 2019-10-10

'The View' slams Kyle Kashuv over offensive texts: 'He could go to Trump University' "The View" co-hosts ripped Parkland student Kyle Kashuv for racist, misogynist, and anti-Semitic texts he wrote in a chatroom when he was 16 that led Harvard University to rescind his acceptance....
07:14 2019-06-19

A reporter who dug up a local hero's old offensive tweets was fired for his own offensive tweets Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images The Des Moines Register reporter who came under fire for reporting on a local Iowa hero's old, offensive tweets was fired by the newspaper for his own old, offensive tweets. Iowa resident Carson King turned a vira...
06:56 2019-09-30

NZ launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for weapons banned after Christchurch mosque attacks New Zealand's government on Thursday launched a multimillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of ...
04:14 2019-06-20

UN launches drive to suck back carbon and reverse climate change New York forum aims to ‘restore’ the climate by reducing atmospheric levels of carbon to those of a century agoA new effort to rally governments and corporations behind technologies that suck greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to help stave off dis...
17:00 2019-09-17

Sudan military leaders say they beat back coup attempt One week after reaching a deal to share power with civilians, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday it foiled an attempted coup and arrested 16 officers....
23:00 2019-07-12

In rally outside White House, Trump blamed for exposing Kurds to Turkish offensive Lava Ibrahim and her sister Midya emigrated to the United States from Qamishli in northeast Syria seven years ago as refugees, grateful for the safe haven the country provided them....
06:56 2019-10-13

Peru military, police back Vizcarra as rebel lawmakers vow loyalty to VP Peru's armed forces and police reaffirmed allegiance to President Martin Vizcarra late on Monday after his move to close Congress prompted dozens of dismissed lawmakers to pledge loyalty to vice president in a deepening political standoff....
17:42 2019-10-01

Trump, steamed over delays, pulls plug on electric carrier catapults Enlarge / US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a photograph with US military personnel aboard the USS Wasp aircraft carrier at the US naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Trump told ...
15:56 2019-05-29

Donald Trump Intelligence Chief Pick Pulls Out, New Nominee "Shortly" President Donald Trump's controversial pick to be the next Director of National Intelligence, Representative John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration on Friday amid questions over his experience......
03:28 2019-08-03

Trump confirms more US troops will be sent to Poland The US troop presence in Poland will expand by 1,000, in additon to the 4,500 soldiers rotating through the country. The contingent could be made up by moving soldiers currently stationed in Germany....
00:14 2019-09-24

Trump says Mexico may put more troops at the border with U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump, who is trying to stem the flow of mostly Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States from Mexico, said on Wednesday that Mexico may put more troops at the two countries' border....
01:42 2019-07-25

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to Poland President Donald Trump says the United States will send 1,000 service members to Poland as he announces a broadening security and economic alliance with the country. Trump made the announcement during a Rose Garden news conference. (June 12)  &...
21:42 2019-06-12

Trump says U.S. will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday that he will deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter political aggression from Russia....
23:00 2019-06-12

Trump to send more troops to Poland The US and Polish presidents agreed that the US would deploy 1,000 additional US troops. Military hardware and LNG sales were agreed, and Trump mooted Nord Stream 2 sanctions to protect Germany from Russia....
13:14 2019-06-13

Trump says he may move 2,000 US troops to Poland WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional troops into Poland from elsewhere in Europe. Trump is cautioning during an Oval Office meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda that the decision isn̵...
20:00 2019-06-12

Kamala Harris apologizes amid criticism of her response to a questioner's offensive remark about Trump Sen. Kamala Harris apologized Saturday following criticism that the California Democrat and presidential candidate laughed and responded, "Well said," to a lengthy question from a voter who had called President Donald Trump's actions "mentally retard...
10:28 2019-09-09

Anti-Trump Republican Jeff Flake calls on GOP to condemn 'vile and offensive' tweets Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, one of President Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, has called on others in his party to condemn the president’s recent controversial comments about several Democratic congresswomen....
19:42 2019-07-15

Non-Profit Pulls Out Of Strip Club-Sponsored Golf Event At Trump Resort President Donald Trump's company has canceled a golf tournament that a Miami-area strip club planned to hold at his Doral, Florida, resort this weekend....
04:56 2019-07-11

Trump administration pulls $929 million in funding for California high-speed rail The Federal Railroad Administration announced Thursday that it terminated a 2010 agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority and will pull a nearly $929 million federal grant....
14:32 2019-05-21

A 'nightmare scenario' if Trump pulls US out of global postal union, agency warns Trump says UPU rules unfairly benefit China and wants to charge other countries more than rules permit for deliveries in the USDonald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the global postal system could lead to a “nightmare scenario” of mai...
21:00 2019-09-24

US To Keep 8,600 Troops In Afghanistan After Deal With Taliban: Trump President Donald Trump on Thursday said that US troop levels in Afghanistan will drop to 8,600 if a deal is reached with the Taliban and that a permanent presence will remain....
23:14 2019-08-29

Trump meets US troops soon after N. Korea meeting President Donald Trump recounted the moment when he stepped across the border at the demilitarized zone into North Korea Sunday. Trump shared the moment as he addressed the US military at an American base south of Seoul, South Korea. (June 30)  ...
05:14 2019-07-01

Trump, Duda Agree on More U.S. Troops in Poland President Trump signed an agreement to send 1,000 additional U.S. troops to Poland while treating his Polish counterpart to a military flyover at the White House as thanks for a commitment to buy F-35 jet fighters....
05:56 2019-06-13

Trump says U.S. may send 2,000 troops from Germany to Poland President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is considering sending 2,000 U.S. troops from Germany to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia....
20:00 2019-06-12

Trump may move 2,000 troops from Germany to Poland President Trump said Wednesday that the US might move 2,000 troops from Germany to Poland — but balked when asked if a new military facility in the Baltic nation should be called “Fort Trump.” “That is all I’d need, Fort Trump. You people would have ...
22:42 2019-06-12

Trump says US to send 1,500 more troops to Middle East U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran....
19:28 2019-05-24

Call Sign Chaos review: James Mattis pulls a flanking manuever on Trump In a memoir that is part hymn to the constitution, the former secretary of defense offers only veiled criticism of the presidentJames Mattis was Donald Trump’s defense secretary for less than two years, resigning in December 2018. The general’s depar...
22:42 2019-09-01

Trump reveals, pulls plug on ‘secret’ Afghanistan peace summit at Camp David President Trump on Saturday revealed a previously secret plan for a Camp David summit with the Taliban and Afghan leaders — but said he called it off in the wake of Thursday’s suicide attack in Kabul. “The major Taliban leaders and, separately, the P...
02:56 2019-09-08

Trump: U.S. ‘close’ to Taliban deal, troops to drop to 8,600 The Pentagon has been developing plans to withdraw as many as half of the 14,000 U.S. troops still there, but the Taliban want all U.S. and NATO forces withdrawn....
02:14 2019-08-30

Poland Wants ‘Fort Trump.’ The President Said He May Send Some Troops (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional U.S. troops into Poland from Germany or elsewhere in Europe. But Trump cautioned during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday with Polish President Andrzej Du...
21:00 2019-06-12

Trump: U.S. will maintain 8,600 troops in Afghanistan amid withdrawal President Donald Trump announced plans Thursday to maintain a presence of 8,600 troops in Afghanistan in the midst of a large-scale withdrawal from the country....
01:42 2019-08-30

Trump Sends 1,500 Troops to Middle East Because We're Not Going to War With Iran President Trump proclaimed earlier this month that he wasn’t going to war with Iran. Then, in less than fortnight, Trump is now sending some 1,500 troops to the Middle East after a series of barroom-style confrontations about who can end what and whe...
00:01 2019-05-25

Trump worries Afghanistan could become 'lab for terrorists' if U.S. troops leave President Trump said in an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson that he worries withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan could lead to the country being used as a base to attack the United States. ...
17:14 2019-07-02

Trump Claims He Banned Trans Troops Because 'Drugs' President Donald Trump started winding down his less-than-thrilling state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday with a sit-down interview with one of England’s worst global exports, Piers Morgan. Over the course of the more than half-hour conversa...
16:42 2019-06-05