Hundreds of men and women volunteers to help fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq, now the survivors and families of the fallen express concern over possible Turkish military operation.
McGurk’s role as anti-ISIS envoy came with some political baggage, particularly with regards to Iraq where he did not jell with the Trump administration’s view on the Iranian threat.
Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that "Russia, Iran, Syria & many others are not happy" about the planned U.S. withdrawal.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke on Friday following the US withdrawal from Syria.
Announcement represents a reversal of former U.S. president Barack Obama’s aim of ousting the Syrian dictator.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard ships fired missiles in the waters of the Persian Gulf as the USS John C. Stennis patrolled it. An Iranian drone was spotted near the American aircraft carrier.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who had opposed Trump's decision on Syria, abruptly announced on Thursday he was resigning after meeting with the president.
Discussions to try and soften Ankara’s stance, dilute PKK role in eastern Syria came to naught.
By picking the health minister, Hezbollah will be moving beyond the marginal role it played in past governments: this ministry has the fourth biggest budget in the Lebanese state.
“Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I’ve been campaigning on it for years."
Little by little the Russians helped shore up the regime in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.
“The confusion surrounding the US foreign policy is dangerous for all US allies in the Middle East.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking in Jerusalem to the foreign press, called on the Security Council to condemn Hezbollah’s aggression.
The foiled plot is related to Iranians who planned to attack a World Cup soccer match between Albania and Israel in 2016.
Relations between China and the United States have reached an all-time low under Trump, ever since the latter imposed tariffs on Chinese imports.
The United States still has about 2,000 troops in Syria, many of them special operations forces working closely with an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Russia's foreign ministry announced that the continued presence of US troops in Syria is an obstacle in the path to peace settlement.
It is unclear who owns beoutQ or where it is based. It was launched shortly after the boycott and has illegally broadcasted World Cup soccer matches as well as Hollywood entertainment.
A patchwork of different armed groups have struggled to gain control of the road from Dohuk in the Kurdistan region to Sinjar over the last years.