Tag: Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — The Turkish and Russian presidents today sat down for talks in Moscow aimed at ending hostilities in northwestern Syria involving their forces and proxies that threaten to pit the two countries against…

Many Republicans have been blasting House Democrats for failing to vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The agreement was developed after President Donald Trump trashed NAFTA. He called the North American Free Trade Agreement, a…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eliminating the Islamic State group’s elusive leader gives President Donald Trump a new argument for leaving Syria, but the U.S. military campaign against the extremists is far from finished. The killing of…

U.S. Special Forces earned a long-awaited victory lap Saturday night after killing a leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in northwest Syria. Baghdadi had been on the United States’ radar ever since 2014,…

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper…

WICHITA — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo aggressively defended President Donald Trump on Thursday against criticism that his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria would inflict lasting damage on America’s credibility with its…

President Trump on Wednesday announced what he called a “great outcome” in Syria, and he’s right if he’s referring to the interests of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. In return for…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will lift sanctions on Turkey after the NATO ally agreed to permanently stop fighting Kurdish forces in Syria and he defended his decision to withdraw American…

As if betraying the Kurds once wasn’t enough, Donald Trump went back for more, dispatching Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to craft a sham ceasefire between invading Turkey and besieged…

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting…