The U.S. is on track to reach the Obama administration’s target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees in a year-long resettlement program, the U.S. Ambassador to Jordan announced Sunday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday the United States needs to fulfill its commitment to separate moderate Syrian rebel forces from terrorist groups before condemning the Bashar al Assad regime over a new United Nations report finding Syria has continued chemical weapons attacks against civilians.
A federal judge sentenced a Mississippi man to eight years in prison on terrorism charges after he attempted to join the Islamic State in Syria with his fiancé during a trip the couple disguised as their honeymoon.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said its inspectors found traces of deadly nerve agents in multiple locations across Syria despite the commitment by President Bashar al Assad’s regime to destroy its chemical weapons arsenal, according to a new report.
Iran’s parliament criticized the military Tuesday for rejecting civilian oversight after Russian troops were permitted to use an Iranian air base to launch air strikes against the Islamic State and Syrian militants.
Turkey has permitted Russian warplanes to deploy from its Incirlik airbase to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced over the weekend.
American fighter jets scrambled to protect U.S. advisers working alongside Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday after they were nearly bombed by Syrian military aircraft, a Pentagon official said Friday.
More than 17,000 people held in Syrian prisons were killed under the regime of President Bashar al Assad during the past five years while countless others faced systematic torture, rape, and abuse, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International.