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Russia-U.S. Syria Accord Hits Snags as Post-Summit Tensions Grow

Russia-U.S. Syria Accord Hits Snags as Post-Summit Tensions Grow

One of the main agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at their summit in Helsinki -- coordinated steps to help stabilize the situation in
White House Signals U.S. Will Stay in Syria After Trump Calls for Quick Exit

White House Signals U.S. Will Stay in Syria After Trump Calls for Quick Exit

The White House signaled the U.S. remains committed to keeping troops in Syria to fight Islamic State, a day after President Donald Trump said he wants to get out of the seven-year civil war “very
Trump Says He Wants U.S. Troops to Leave Syria Soon

Trump Says He Wants U.S. Troops to Leave Syria Soon

President Donald Trump said he wants U.S. troops to leave Syria soon and will make a decision “very quickly” on how much longer they will stay, as his administration’s policy on its seven-year civil
Trump's Leaving Syria ‘Very Soon' Vow Adds to Muddled Policy

Trump's Leaving Syria ‘Very Soon' Vow Adds to Muddled Policy

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will withdraw troops from Syria “very soon.” He’s also vowed to counter Iran’s influence throughout the Middle East. Doing both at the same time may be impossible.
Saudis Want to Make Their Own Weapons. Russia Is Eager to Help

Saudis Want to Make Their Own Weapons. Russia Is Eager to Help

Saudi Arabia aims to build a defense industry at breakneck speed, and it’s ready to look beyond its traditional Western allies for help.
Former Afghan President Sees Russia as Key to Peace With Taliban

Former Afghan President Sees Russia as Key to Peace With Taliban

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai believes Russia can play a decisive role in ending America’s longest war.
Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War

Lindsey Graham Warns Iran Is Testing Trump and Israel Is Preparing for War

Senator Lindsey Graham said Iran is testing President Donald Trump and warned Israel was preparing to start a war in southern Lebanon over an Iranian-backed Hezbollah rocket factory.
Trump vs. the FBI

Trump vs. the FBI

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Risk of Conflict in Northern Syria Between U.S., Turkey Rising

Risk of Conflict in Northern Syria Between U.S., Turkey Rising

Turkey says it’s talking to the Americans. The U.S. says it’s talking to the Turks. Politicians and generals in the two countries are in almost constant communication, judging by their public
Pakistan Army Chief Feels ‘Betrayed’ by U.S., Won’t Seek Aid

Pakistan Army Chief Feels ‘Betrayed’ by U.S., Won’t Seek Aid

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the nuclear-armed nation felt “betrayed” by the U.S. and won’t seek a restoration of military funding after Donald Trump’s administration announced
Pakistan Hits Back Against U.S. Accusations in Terror Stalemate

Pakistan Hits Back Against U.S. Accusations in Terror Stalemate

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rejected U.S. accusations that the country provides sanctuary to militant groups and said attacks in the region were originating across the border in