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Donald 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 has claimed that Donald Trump has handed it the leadership o...

Donald Trump has handed over Isis fight in Syria, Turkey says, as offensive looms

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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 prisoners has also rung alarm bells among former top ...
05:13 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 Kurdish force that battled the Islamic State group...
06:26 2019-10-10

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.        ...
23:52 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 determined to proceed....
20:52 2019-10-08

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 sympathizers spread across the region. The Kurds, p...
23:00 2019-10-09

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 “bad idea.” In a statement Wednesday, Trump...
23:52 2019-10-09

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....
07:52 2019-10-12

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.        ...
23:52 2019-10-09

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....
13:39 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 disapproval from President Trump....
21:26 2019-10-09

US troops in Syria come under fire as Turkey ramps up offensive Turkish artillery has landed near US troops stationed at an observation post in northern Syria. Turkey has continued to intensify its offensive, despite the threat of US sanctions....
06:13 2019-10-12

Turkey unleashes offensive against Kurds in northern Syria Turkey has begun an assault on US-backed Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria that it's feared may destabilize the region. The offensive threatens to create a huge chasm between Turkey and the US....
03:39 2019-10-10

"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......
16:13 2019-10-07

Shells Fired Into Turkey as Syria Offensive Extends Into 2nd Day Turkish forces assault towns in northeastern Syria, killing at least 23 Kurdish fighters. Kurdish-led forces appeared to return fire across the border....
00:39 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....
23:26 2019-10-10

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......
03:00 2019-10-11

Turkey To Begin Syria Offensive "Shortly" Despite Mixed US Signals 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......
07:39 2019-10-09

Pakistan Offers Rare Support To Turkey Over Syria Offensive Pakistan has offered rare backing to Turkey in its offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expected to visit Islamabad later this month....
13:00 2019-10-12

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. ...
18:13 2019-10-11

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 there following a surprise U.S. troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday....
20:00 2019-10-08

Turkey says it will inform all actors about Syria offensive including Damascus Turkey will inform all relevant countries, including the Syrian government, about its planned offensive into northeastern Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday....
13:52 2019-10-09

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 thousands of ISIS fighters move back and forth acro...
19:39 2019-05-23

France, Germany Halt Arms Exports To Turkey Over Syria Offensive France and Germany on Saturday suspended arms exports to Turkey over its offensive into Syria against Kurdish fighters, as protesters denounced Ankara at rallies in several European cities....
12:13 2019-10-13

Turkey's Syria offensive an 'invasion': Arab League secretary general Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday led Arab foreign ministers in lambasting Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria as an "invasion of an Arab state's land and an aggression on its sovereignty"....
19:13 2019-10-12

Turkey, U.S. discuss steps for Syria 'safe zone' after Turkish offensive: NTV Senior Turkish and U.S. officials discussed measures for the formation of a "safe zone" in northeastern Syria and possible steps after a Turkish offensive in the region, broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday, as Ankara poised to launch its operation....
13:52 2019-10-09

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....
01:26 2019-10-13

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....
20:00 2019-08-04

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 pressing its military assault. The Kurdish-led Syrian De...
17:39 2019-10-13

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....
00:00 2019-10-08

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....
16:13 2019-08-08

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. The campaign has displaced at least 70,000 peopl...
15:26 2019-10-11

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....
09:26 2019-06-18

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 fighters warned Monday....
00:00 2019-10-08

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; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; '...
22:39 2019-10-11

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 allied with the United States. Turkish President Recep ...
23:52 2019-10-09

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....
08:13 2019-10-11

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....
21:13 2019-10-08

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....
02:00 2019-10-12

Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’ 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....
21:00 2019-10-09

Trump envoy: ISIS ‘quite active’ in Assad-controlled Syria Islamic State terrorists are “quite active” in the Syrian territory beyond the reach of the U.S.-led coalition that dismantled the self-proclaimed caliphate, a key U.S. diplomat said Wednesday....
06:00 2019-05-23

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....
18:39 2019-10-13

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....
01:00 2019-10-10

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....
18:39 2019-10-13

Trump's abrupt withdrawal from Syria may allow ISIS to come back with a vengeance — using the group's time-tested strategy US President Donald Trump once called former President Barack Obama the "founder" of ISIS. But Trump is making the same mistake Obama did after the Iraq War, and enabling a potentially worse resurgence of ISIS. Back in 2012, amidst instability in both Iraq and Syria, ISIS — then al Qaeda in I...
01:26 2019-10-11

Canada's Trudeau mending fences with Trump as election fight looms Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will seek to further mend fences when he meets Donald Trump in Washington this week, a year after the U.S. president stormed out of a G7 meeting calling Trudeau "very dishonest and weak."...
23:52 2019-06-18

Turkey's Erdogan says will discuss Syria with Trump at U.N. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he expects to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations later this month to discuss military operations in northeast Syria, where Turkey plans to resettle one million Syrian refugees....
02:52 2019-09-08

'A stain on America's honor': Lindsey Graham says Trump's Syria pullout abandons Kurds, helps ISIS "The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so," Trump said as Turkey prepares an assault in the region.        ...
18:00 2019-10-07

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 my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off l...
20:52 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......
10:26 2019-10-08

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 incursion....
10:00 2019-10-08

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 ally....
03:39 2019-10-10

Donald Trump Says US Has Not "Abandoned The Kurds" In Syria President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that the United States has not "abandoned the Kurds" with his decision seemingly giving the green light for Turkey to attack Kurdish militias inside Syria....
19:39 2019-10-08

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 troops in the area, the president said in a statement ...
13:26 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....
15:13 2019-10-07

'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....
02:13 2019-10-08

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....
10:00 2019-10-08

Lindsey Graham, one of Trump's staunchest defenders, is slamming the president over his decision to pull out of northern Syria and says the White House is lying about ISIS Reuters/Joshua Roberts Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a consistently passionate supporter of President Donald Trump, slammed the president over his decision to pull US troops out of northeastern Syria to allow Turkey to invade the region. "I hope I'm making myself clear how shortsighted & irrespo...
16:13 2019-10-07

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 certainly going to look more like an invasion, as critics...
00:26 2019-10-08

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....
20:52 2019-10-07

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....
06:13 2019-10-14

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....
19:39 2019-10-13

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....
03:26 2019-10-08

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....
10:26 2019-10-10

Turkey launches 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 launching a cross-border ground operation that could transform an eight-year-old war....
22:39 2019-10-09

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....
21:13 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....
21:52 2019-10-09

Trump and Erdoğan risk a resurgent Isis thanks to their recklessness in Syria | Hassan Hassan The terrifying consequences of the president’s sudden decision to withdraw US troops could include a reheating of the civil warFuture historians might remember Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria, launched last week, as the second time that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan provided Islamic State wi...
16:13 2019-10-13

Donald Trump Refuses To Criticise Turkey Over Russia Missile Deal US President Donald Trump declined Tuesday to criticize Turkey's acquisition of a Russian missile system assailed by the Pentagon and NATO, making no mention of sanctions Washington had threatened......
07:00 2019-07-17

As U.S. nears a deal with the Taliban, another major threat looms: ISIS There are widespread concerns that Taliban defectors will join the more ruthless Islamic State if Taliban leaders in Afghanistan make a deal with U.S. officials....
20:00 2019-08-21

Donald Trump isolated as Republican allies revolt over US withdrawal from Syria Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell lead condemnation of foreign policy move that could prove ‘disaster in the making’Donald Trump was dangerously isolated on Monday as, in a rare rebuke, some of his most loyal allies revolted against his decision to withdraw US troops from north-eastern Syria. Relat...
14:26 2019-10-08

Donald Trump Ally Vows US Congress To Make Turkey Pay 'Heavy Price' Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Wednesday that Congress will inflict a cost on Turkey for its offensive against Syria's Kurds as the usually loyal ally of President Donald Trump sharply criticized US......
19:52 2019-10-09

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....
02:13 2019-07-17

Trump's latest tweets on Syria show he has absolutely no plan to help the Kurds as Turkey boasts about killing over 100 of them Tweets from President Donald Trump on Thursday showed he has no plan to help Kurdish fighters facing a Turkish military incursion in Syria. "I say hit Turkey very hard financially & with sanctions if they don't play by the rules! I am watching closely," he said, with no specific plan of action indi...
17:00 2019-10-10

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 offered Erdogan "a really good package," in addition to other benefits and a presidential visit...
09:39 2019-10-10

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 Turkey....
18:39 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....
21:13 2019-10-07

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....
08:13 2019-10-13

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....
20:26 2019-10-07

How Donald Trump Triggered an Unprecedented Impeachment Fight Abigail Spanberger didn’t go to Washington to impeach the President. Over the course of her first nine months in Congress, she said so over and over. She was there to serve her constituents near Richmond, Va., who wanted safe streets and health care and good-paying jobs. As her colleagues rant...
15:52 2019-09-26

"Not Fair": Donald Trump Wants India To Help Fight Afghanistan Terrorists Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against......
07:52 2019-08-22

Colby Covington expects Donald Trump Jr. at UFC on ESPN 5 fight Colby Covington says Donald Trump Jr. will be at Saturday's fight and he's motivated even more by having the first family's support.       ...
14:39 2019-08-01

Donald Trump is lashing out at Mexico but his real fight is at home | Phillip Inman Democrats are turning a president enraged at the blocking of his border wall into an unhinged beast Donald Trump’s threats of higher import tariffs against Mexican goods can be better understood not as an escalation of his trade war with the rest of the world, but as the act of a desperate man, prep...
17:52 2019-06-02

Court agrees to expedite Donald Trump appeal in fight for bank records A federal appellate court ruled Friday to accelerate an appeal by President Donald Trump that seeks to block efforts by congressional Democrats to obtain financial banking records....
18:52 2019-05-31

Syria moves troops toward Turkish offensive The Syrian military has mobilized soldiers toward the north of the country to face the Turkish incursion. France is taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in the war-torn region....
06:13 2019-10-14

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....
01:13 2019-10-12

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....
15:00 2019-10-10

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....
19:39 2019-06-10

U.S. Pullback 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....
08:00 2019-10-08

"We Can Come Any Night Without Warning": Turkey Preps Syrian Offensive Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his army was ready to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria at any moment following the US announcement that it would not stand......
16:13 2019-10-07

"Will Not Allow ISIS To Return In Any Shape And Form": Turkey Turkey will not permit the Islamic State group to return, a presidential spokesman said Monday, amid fears its threatened offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria could bolster the jihadists....
16:13 2019-10-07

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....
03:39 2019-10-10

Turkish agency says key highway reached in Syria offensive Turkey’s official news agency says Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces have reached a strategic highway in northeastern Syria as Turkey’s offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters enters its fourth day...
10:13 2019-10-12

Turkish strikes hit civilians as Syria offensive intensifies Turkey's military stepped up air strikes and a ground offensive into Kurdish-held parts of northeastern Syria. Civilians killed.        ...
19:00 2019-10-10

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....
12:52 2019-10-08

ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group is here to stay....
02:26 2019-08-20

U.S. House Republicans to seek sanctions on Turkey over Kurd offensive Twenty-nine of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey, underscoring lawmakers unhappiness about its assault on Kurdish forces in Syria....
09:52 2019-10-11

Donald Trump, California Gov. Gavin Newsom fight again on Twitter, this time over gas prices and electric cars The average price for a gallon of gas in California was $4.18 per gallon Tuesday, according to AAA, compared to the national average of $2.64.        ...
13:52 2019-10-09

Is President Donald Trump losing his fight to save coal? Third major company since May files for bankruptcy Miners across four states may lose their jobs after another coal company filed for bankruptcy, despite President Trump's promises to the industry.        ...
10:13 2019-07-04

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....
04:26 2019-10-12

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....
22:39 2019-10-13

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 Islamic State....
12:52 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....
17:13 2019-08-27

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....
12:13 2019-10-13

14 Civilians Killed In Turkish Offensive In North Syria: Report At least 14 civilians were killed on Sunday in fighting in northern Syria where Turkey is carrying out an offensive against Kurdish forces, a war monitor said....
16:52 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....
14:13 2019-08-23

US Leaves "High-Value" ISIS Detainees Behind In Syria: Report The American military was unable to carry out a plan to transfer about five dozen "high value" Islamic State detainees out of Kurdish-run wartime prisons, The New York Times (NYT) reported on Sunday....
04:39 2019-10-14

France Says Around 450 ISIS-Linked Nationals Detained In Syria Around 450 French nationals linked to the ISIS are being held by Kurds or detained in refugee camps in northeastern Syria, the French foreign minister said Tuesday....
06:39 2019-05-29

| 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....
05:52 2019-08-08

Former Defense Secretary Mattis says ISIS could ‘resurge’ in Syria Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Islamic State has not been defeated and could “resurge” if military pressure eases on the terror group because of the fighting in Syria between Turkish and Kurdish forces. “I think Secretary of State Pompeo, the intelligence services, ...
17:39 2019-10-13

Among Canadian ISIS detainees in Syria, women far outnumber men At least 11 Canadian women are believed to be at the Al Hawl and Roj detention camps in northern Syria, while Global News found only five men imprisoned in the region who identified as Canadians....
13:00 2019-10-12

US detention of ISIS 'Beatles' shows the collapse in relations with Turkey It has seemed an intractable problem. What to do with hundreds of foreign ISIS fighters, accused of atrocities, but caught in such a legal quagmire that nobody even wanted to punish them?...
19:00 2019-10-10

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....
20:00 2019-10-07

Egyp, Iraq discuss Syria after Turkish offensive: Egypt state TV Egypt's Sisi and Iraqi president Barham Salih discussed over the phone on Wednesday the situation in Syria after the Turkish offensive, according to Egypt's state TV....
23:52 2019-10-09

Turkish forces seize targets in northeast Syria offensive: ministry Turkey said its forces seized designated targets on the second day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, after a withdrawal by U.S. forces opened up a dangerous new phase in the region's eight-year-old conflict....
12:13 2019-10-10

American Family With Ties to ISIS Repatriated to U.S. From Syria, Officials Say Two American women and six children from families with suspected connections to the Islamic State were repatriated from Syria this week, Reuters reports. Kurdish-led authorities said the eight Americans were sent back to the U.S. Wednesday at Washington’s request. The Americans were among thou...
08:13 2019-06-06

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...
19:00 2019-08-08

| Two women, 6 children from ISIS families repatriated to US: Syria Kurds Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members have been repatriated to the United States in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria....
09:13 2019-06-06

Foreign Isis fighters in Syria 'should face war crimes tribunal' Politicians in Kurdish-led region call for international help to de-radicalise regionForeign Islamic State fighters held in overcrowded prisons and lawless refugee camps in north-east Syria – including about 60 Britons – should be put on trial there as part of an international effort to de-radicalis...
10:00 2019-10-02

ISIS families attempt to escape camp in northeast Syria ISIS family members have attempted to escape from an encampment in northeastern Syria, a commander for the Kurdish forces that guard the site told CNN....
22:39 2019-10-11

| Syria Kurds hand over three ISIS-linked children to Nigeria Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria has handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official says....
21:26 2019-09-05

2 ISIS-linked British captives in Syria taken into US custody, officials say A senior U.S. defense official told Fox News Wednesday that they moved two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group which beheaded hostages out of a detention center in Syria and took them into American custody. ...
04:13 2019-10-10

ISIS is 'resurgent' in Syria and 'consolidating' in Iraq: Watchdog report The lead inspector general for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq and Syria combating ISIS, said in a report Tuesday that the terrorist group “consolidated its insurgency in Iraq and resurged in Syria” during the spring and summer this year....
12:52 2019-08-07

At least 750 Isis affiliates escape Syria camp after Turkish shelling Kurdish-led administration in north Syria says riot broke out in camp holding women and childrenAt least 750 people with suspected links to Islamic State have reportedly fled a displacement camp in north-east Syria, local officials have said, raising fears that the Turkish offensive against Kurdish ...
16:13 2019-10-13

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 group. It marked the biggest gain made by Turkey ...
05:26 2019-10-13

Turkish troops start land offensive in northeast Syria: defense ministry Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies entered northeast Syria on Wednesday night, the defense ministry said, starting a land offensive against Kurdish militia fighters....
22:39 2019-10-09

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....
20:26 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....
13:39 2019-10-07

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....
15:26 2019-10-11

Kurds in Syria hand over orphans of French Isis fighters to France Transfer of children, oldest of whom is 10, took place in Ain Issa on Sunday, says officialThe Kurdish administration in north-eastern Syria has handed over 12 orphans born to French jihadists to a government delegation from France, an official has said.The children, the oldest of whom is 10, had be...
13:13 2019-06-10

Syria camp is at risk of falling under ISIS control, Kurdish general says The United States’ Syrian Kurdish allies are at risk of losing control of the vast camp for families of the Islamic State’s defeated fighters as militant women assert their dominance, according to the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces....
03:00 2019-10-05

Kurdish forces in Syria will no longer prioritise guarding Isis prisons Development raises likelihood of breakouts from understaffed, volatile jailsThe fate of thousands of Isis suspects held in Syrian camps is increasingly in the balance after Kurdish forces announced that guarding them would no longer be a priority.As Turkish forces continued to battle south for a thi...
02:39 2019-10-13

Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to start Syria offensive 'shortly': Erdogan's aide Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of U.S. troops made way for the Turkish incursion....
05:39 2019-10-09

Reporter's Notebook: In Syria, Fox News was embedded with Kurdish forces battling ISIS Fox News was embedded with Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria back in March. It was the final days of the Islamic State caliphate deep in the country’s southeast, and optimism was high....
20:26 2019-10-11

US to move about 50 ISIS fighters from Syria to Iraq amid Turkish assault, officials say Around 50 Islamic State fighters that the U.S. removed from Syria in recent days amidst a Turkish military assault are headed to Iraq, officials there say....
21:00 2019-10-10

Center in Syria Offers Rare Effort to Rehabilitate Young ISIS Recruits A Syrian detention center run by U.S.-backed Kurds aims to help young former Islamic State fighters reintegrate into society, a rare rehabilitation effort among the tens of thousands of former militants and their families who emerged from the fallen caliphate....
12:13 2019-05-31

The US is preparing to pull its remaining 1,000 troops out of northern Syria as the Turkish offensive against the Kurds moves forward DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the US is "preparing to evacuate" its remaining 1,000 troops in northern Syria, as per a Saturday night authorization for "deliberate withdrawal" by President Donald Trump. Esper said during Sunday's "Face the Nation" segment on CBS...
18:39 2019-10-13

ISIS replacing Taliban as biggest threat to peace in Afghanistan while rebounding in Iraq and Syria THE VIRULENCE OF ISIS: A pair of congressionally mandated Pentagon reports out this month paint a sobering picture of brutal Islamic State fighters who have been disrupted but not defeated and are on the rise in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan....
23:52 2019-08-21

Horrid Conditions in Syria Camp Where ISIS Families Fled Risk Fostering Extremism The “intolerable” conditions at the Al Hol camp in Syria, set up to house families fleeing Islamic State strongholds, are fueling radicalization, according to a United Nations report....
04:52 2019-09-12

Attacks from ISIS sleeper cells in Iraq and Syria could set the stage for a future land grab Remnants of the Islamic State are engaged in a campaign of violence, extortion, and terrorism in Syria and Iraq in an apparent effort to regroup after the disintegration of the jihadist group's land caliphate earlier this year....
07:52 2019-06-30

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....
18:13 2019-10-13

Wall fight looms again as lawmakers prep for budget talks The House, Senate, and White House are poised to begin talks next week on a budget deal and raising the debt ceiling, but an accord on 2020 spending could be hobbled once again by a fight over border wall funding....
15:26 2019-05-21

Another budget fight looms in Congress over border wall funding The fight over funding for a border wall in Texas and other states appears to be heating up again in Congress this month as lawmakers near a deadline to pass a military funding bill....
22:26 2019-09-16

ISIS sleeper cells burn, blow up and slaughter hundreds in uptick of attacks across Iraq and Syria It has been months since ISIS was expelled from its territorial control in Iraq and Syria, but the brutal terrorist outfit continues to wreak havoc in the lands it once deemed its “caliphate.”...
22:13 2019-06-10

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 Kurdish forces in the area. According to reports, Tru...
22:39 2019-10-11

Displaced 'ISIS-supporting women' revolt in Syria border camp as Turkish incursion gains momentum It was a chillingly familiar sight for Syrian-Kurds in the north-eastern slice of their conflict-ripped country: civilians stuffing themselves into vehicles and running on calloused feet with little more than the clothes on their back, fleeing the border towns....
04:13 2019-10-10

Disaster is unfolding in Syria as videos emerge of US allies being slaughtered and hundreds of ISIS prisoners escape during airstrikes Associated Press/Emrah Gurel As the Turkish invasion into northern Syria proceeds, the region has seemingly descended into violent chaos, with videos emerging of Turkish proxies slaughtering US allies. In addition, about 700 relatives of ISIS fighters fled a Kurdish-run detention camp after a Turk...
00:52 2019-10-14

House approves bill to avoid shutdown — but wall fight looms The House on Thursday easily passed a stopgap spending measure to avert a shutdown at month’s end. But the hard part is just beginning. Democratic and Republican leaders will spend the next two months attempting to forge a lasting deal to fund the government involving all of the same political land...
23:39 2019-09-19

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?...
01:00 2019-10-10

U.S. companies tentatively step back into business with Huawei, but a long fight looms American semiconductor companies and Microsoft are making plans to continue business as usual with Huawei as experts make sense of amendments to Trump's ban....
22:39 2019-07-01

Turkey's Erdogan says won't allow U.S. stalling in Syria deal President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's deal with the United States to set up a "safe zone" in northeast Syria was a correct step and that Ankara would not let Washington delay the plan, CNN Turk reported on Thursday....
03:13 2019-08-29

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....
15:39 2019-07-24

Over 100 dead as Turkey continues assault in Syria for a second day Turkish forces continued their military push in northern Syria for a second day as reports said more than 100 people have been killed in the fighting. At least 16 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed Kurdish militia that had been battling Islamic State militants in the region, have b...
16:13 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....
00:00 2019-08-20

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....
01:00 2019-08-11

UN Says "Preparing For Worst" From Turkey's Syria Operation The United Nations said Monday it was "preparing for the worst" in northeast Syria after the United States said it would step aside to allow for Turkish military operations in the area....
16:13 2019-10-07

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...
22:52 2019-09-20

Military build up at Turkey Syria border Tensions were high on the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday amid expectations of a Turkish military incursion into northeastern Syria. (Oct. 8)        ...
20:26 2019-10-08

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....
19:00 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 harm’s way,” Defense Secretary Mark Espe...
20:52 2019-10-11

Turkey Reports First Military Fatality in Syria Incursion (ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkey’s Defense Ministry says a Turkish soldier has been killed during action in Syria — Turkey’s first military fatality in Ankara’s cross-border offensive, now into its third day. The ministry said Friday that three soldiers were wounded. It didn&#...
20:52 2019-10-11

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 in northern Syria. ...
04:13 2019-10-11

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....
23:39 2019-10-08

Turkey not satisfied by US proposal for a Syria safe zone Turkey’s foreign minister says a new U.S. proposal concerning the creation of a possible “safe zone” in northern Syria is not “satisfactory” and suggests Turkey will launch a new offensive in Syria if an agreement is not reached soon...
14:00 2019-07-24

Turkey is prepared for possible Syria border operation, Erdogan says Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the U.S. does not establish a "safe zone" in northeast Syria this month....
17:13 2019-09-21

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)        ...
23:13 2019-10-11

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....
12:26 2019-05-22

Explosion smoke rises over Turkey Syria border Kurdish reports say Turkish troops bombed a convoy of vehicles taking residents of Raqqa to a border town, inflicting casualties. While mortars fired from Syria landed in a Turkish town along the border, wounding at least two people there. (Oct. 10)        ...
19:52 2019-10-10

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....
23:13 2019-05-31

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 Islamic State terrorists — but are consider...
10:52 2019-10-07

Turkey says Washington is stalling on Syria 'safe zone' Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Washington is stalling the implementation of an agreement to create a "safe zone" in northeast Syria....
13:00 2019-09-10

US will not be involved in Turkey plan to invade northern Syria US armed forces will not be involved in or support a planned Turkish operation in northern Syria, prompting concerns it is abandoning its Kurdish allies....
08:52 2019-10-07

Turkey will carry out operation in northern Syria: Erdogan Turkey will carry out an operation east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, in an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday....
18:39 2019-08-04

'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....
15:52 2019-10-11

| 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....
11:52 2019-10-13

Airstrikes, shelling as Turkey and Kurds clash in Syria Kurdish forces responded to the Turkish offensive in Syria, shelling a Turkish border town. Earlier Turkey launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling on Syrian towns, according to Turkey's defense ministry....
15:52 2019-10-10

Turkey says it is not satisfied with progress on Syria 'safe zone' with U.S Turkey is not satisfied with the current state of talks with the United States to establish a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday....
19:26 2019-09-27

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....
16:39 2019-10-11

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....
13:00 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......
09:26 2019-10-12

Turkey launches military operation in northern Syria President Erdoğan announces start of operation, as explosions reported near borderThe Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said that a long-planned Turkish military operation in northeast Syria has begun, with Kurdish forces currently in control of the area reporting airstrikes and “huge pan...
16:13 2019-10-09

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....
12:13 2019-10-13

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....
13:26 2019-10-05

UN chief urges Russia and Turkey to stabilize Syria’s Idlib UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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.” The U.N. chief expres...
21:00 2019-06-18

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....
04:52 2019-10-12

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....
05:26 2019-08-08

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."...
21:13 2019-06-18

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 announcement from the Turkish government came after...
22:39 2019-08-07

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....
23:26 2019-10-09

SDF and Kurdish YPG forces to pull from Turkey-Syria border strip: SDF The Kurdish YPG militia and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are set to withdraw from a 5-14km wide strip along the border with Turkey, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Tuesday....
16:00 2019-08-27

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....
04:52 2019-10-09

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....
23:52 2019-08-13

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....
22:13 2019-06-29

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....
03:52 2019-10-06

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...
23:13 2019-10-04

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...
09:26 2019-10-13

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....
02:26 2019-10-04

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....
16:13 2019-10-07

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....
18:00 2019-10-05

Turkey says deal with US for safe zone in Syria a good start Turkey says the deal it has reached with Washington to set up a so-called safe zone in northeastern Syria is a good start but warned against delays in implementation...
21:00 2019-08-08

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....
05:52 2019-08-28

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria’s push into Idlib ISTANBUL (AP) — 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. An all-out offensive by Syrian governmen...
09:13 2019-06-01

Turkey's preparations for Syria operation continuing: defense minister/NTV Turkey's preparations and deployments for its planned military offensive in northeastern Syria are continuing, broadcaster NTV cited Defence Minister Hulusi Akar as saying on Wednesday....
12:13 2019-10-09

Turkey intensifies Syria campaign; Washington 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 lawmakers against U.S. President Donald Trump....
19:00 2019-10-11

Merkel urges halt to Turkey's military incursion in Syria Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for an immediate cessation of fighting in Syria. Clashes between Turkish and Kurdish fighters allowed some 785 "Islamic State"-affiliated individuals to flee a guarded camp....
06:13 2019-10-14

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....
10:13 2019-06-01

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 soldiers out of harm's way....
10:26 2019-10-10

Turkey says will provide services to areas taken from YPG milita in northeast Syria Turkey will provide services to the areas it takes from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan's communications director said on Monday, as Ankara gears for a military incursion in the region....
14:00 2019-10-07

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 Middle East correspondent, Bethan McKernan, explai...
15:52 2019-10-11

"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......
03:52 2019-10-11

Turkey vows to press ahead with attack on Kurdish-led forces in Syria Syrian Kurds seek Russia talks, and Donald Trump changes tone on US withdrawalTurkey has signalled its intent to press ahead with an attack on US-backed Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria despite confusion over US policy after officials appeared to backtrack on Donald Trump’s decision to withdra...
18:52 2019-10-08

Turkey says all its observation posts in Syria will remain 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....
20:00 2019-08-21

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 said....
02:26 2019-10-04

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....
15:39 2019-07-24

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 against the Islamic State group....
13:13 2019-10-07

| '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....
03:26 2019-10-08

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....
03:00 2019-08-22

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....
16:52 2019-09-15

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

Turkey believes 1,000 foreign jihadists held in Syria incursion area Turkey believes more than 1,000 Islamic State fighters are being held in the swathe of northeast Syria its troops are set on capturing, most of them foreign jihadists from Europe and the United States, two Turkish security officials said....
15:52 2019-10-11

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....
04:52 2019-10-12

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, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Saturday by the state-owned Anadolu news agency....
21:26 2019-08-24

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....
07:13 2019-10-07

Turkey plans $27 billion housing project in northeast Syria: broadcaster TRT Turkey's draft plan for a construction project to settle 1 million Syrian refugees in a "safe zone" in northeast Syria would cost around 151 billion lira ($27 billion), state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Friday....
19:26 2019-09-27

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, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on Saturday by the state-owned Anadolu news agency....
05:00 2019-08-25

Turkey will not allow Syria safe zone agreement to be delayed: foreign minister Turkey will not allow efforts to establish a safe zone with the United States in northeast Syria to stall in the same way that their agreement on control of the Syrian town of Manbij has been delayed, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday....
15:00 2019-08-08

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....
17:00 2019-09-10

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 the northern border area amid the rapidly deepenin...
08:26 2019-10-14

Russia, Turkey agree steps to tackle militants in Syria's Idlib: Putin President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and Turkey had agreed steps to tackle militants in northwest Syria and "normalize" the situation there after a Syrian army offensive encircled rebel fighters and a Turkish military post....
20:26 2019-08-27

Turkey to launch own Syria plan unless it secures control of 'safe zone': 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....
17:52 2019-08-31

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 along its border....
17:00 2019-10-10

Fearing Islamic State revival, France warns U.S., Turkey after Syria moves The U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria leaving Turkey to launch an offensive against Kurdish militants in the region could open the door to a revival of Islamic State, France's armed forces minister said on Monday....
21:13 2019-10-07

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 Syria have enjoyed periods of relative calm, but tensi...
20:52 2019-08-23

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. ...
04:13 2019-10-10

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....
19:26 2019-08-31

'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....
14:39 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 along its border....
21:00 2019-10-10

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....
14:13 2019-06-13

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....
00:39 2019-06-13

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....
20:26 2019-08-07

U.N. Security Council to discuss Syria on Thursday after Turkey takes military action: diplomats The United Nations Security Council will meet on Syria behind closed-doors on Thursday, diplomats said, after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in the northeast of the country....
22:39 2019-10-09

Stocks rise on trade truce bets; lira shaken by Turkey move on Syria Stocks gained on Wednesday on a report that China could yet agree to a partial trade deal with the United States despite recent tensions, while the prospect of a last-minute Brexit agreement between the European Union and Britain seemed as remote as ever....
23:00 2019-10-09

People will form human shield if Turkey attacks northern Syria - Kurdish official A senior Kurdish official has told Sky News that it is in the best interests of the UK and other European countries to pressure Turkey not to attack northern Syria. ...
12:13 2019-10-09

Activists fight deforestation in Turkey's Ida mountains Activists are protesting the construction of a Canadian gold mine in Turkey's Ida mountains. They say the project will harm one of the country's last major swaths of forest and will be devastating for the environment....
05:52 2019-08-06

Brexit news latest: Boris Johnson in last-ditch fight to keep deal alive as deadline looms amid warnings EU talks could collapse Boris Johnson is fighting to keep his Brexit plans alive as the deadline looms and Downing Street suggested the plug could be pulled on talks within days....
17:52 2019-10-09

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....
16:13 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....
04:13 2019-10-10

Turkey, Russia, Iran agree steps to ease tensions in Syria's Idlib despite lingering differences The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran meeting in Ankara on Monday agreed to try to ease tensions in northwest Syria's Idlib region, but disagreements between the countries appeared to linger, especially over the threat from Islamic State....
03:00 2019-09-17

Turkey's President Erdogan refuses to give up Istanbul without a fight There's an old saying in Turkish politics: "Who wins Istanbul, wins Turkey." The country's biggest city and commercial heart is undoubtedly its biggest political prize and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn't about to give it up without a fight....
14:39 2019-05-21

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)....
20:26 2019-10-11

Turkey's plan to flood Europe with millions of refugees if it is condemned for attacking Syria is a real and dangerous threat, officials warn REUTERS/Stringer Turkish threats to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe's doorstep if it is sanctioned or condemned for its military intervention in northeast Syria are credible, European and Turkish security officials told Business Insider Friday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ...
14:39 2019-10-11

'ISIS will resurge': Mattis predicts ISIS comeback without more pressure from US Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said that President Trump's decision to pull troops from northern Syria could lead to a comeback for the Islamic State....
08:13 2019-10-13

‘We Will Fight Back.’ Immigration Groups Vow to Fight Trump Restrictions on Green Cards Immigration groups vowed to fight a Trump Administration plan to deny green cards to applicants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance, as experts warned the change would disproportionately affect low-income immigrants. Starting Oct. 15, if an applicant for a green card i...
03:13 2019-08-13

'Relax and speak to America': US soldiers in Trump's military parade are handed instructions on what not to say Susan Walsh/AP US Army soldiers volunteering — or possibly being "voluntold" — for President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July parade in Washington, DC, were handed motivating instructions on what to say if approached by the media. "I am proud to serve this Nation and I ...
04:39 2019-07-05

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels heading to fight Kurdish SDF in northeast border area - rebel spox Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters are heading to battle fronts in northeastern Syria in support of Turkish troops who have crossed the countries' border, a spokesman for the rebels said on Thursday...
12:13 2019-10-10

Donald Trump UK visit: US President 'to bring Ivanka, Donald Jr and Tiffany' when he comes to meet the Queen next month US president will bring his children and their spouses on UK state visit next month, according to reports William and Kate will meet young Trumps and their partners Camilla to hold tea for Mr Trump and his wife at Clarence House...
12:39 2019-05-23

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 happen” to the island territory....
21:01 2019-07-22

Thursday's Daily Brief: Updates on Syria, refugee data centre, billions raised to fight global diseases, Colombia's peace process A recap of Thursday's stories:  Guterress calls for military de-escalation in Syria's north-east; the role of cities in the climate crisis; new UN data resource to support refugees; reintegration of Colombia's ex-rebels; global community raises billions to eliminate diseases....
00:39 2019-10-11

‘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 it was fun to apply” for the custom registration, ...
21:00 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, there is growing discomfort over the president’s ...
07:39 2019-08-19

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 Security officials and mobilizing the party around...
00:39 2019-07-04

Trump goes on offensive over Biden and Ukraine as Schiff ponders impeachment Whistleblower scandal swirls over WashingtonQ&A: What is the Trump-Ukraine scandal about?Donald Trump, his aides and allies went on the offensive on Sunday, over what the president claims is un-investigated corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine. Related: Ukraine furore confirms Giuli...
06:39 2019-09-23

G7 summit: last rites of old order as Trump's theater looms next year Leaders put on a show of common endeavor with awareness that meeting could be a lot worse next year when Trump will be circus masterIf next year’s G7 summit turns out to be a branding event at a Trump golf resort in Florida, with Vladimir Putin as de-facto co-chair, the old guard among America’s all...
23:39 2019-08-26

G7 summit: last rites of old order as Trump's theatre looms next year Leaders put on a show of common endeavor with awareness that meeting could be a lot worse next year when Trump will be circus masterIf next year’s G7 summit turns out to be a branding event at a Trump golf resort in Florida, with Vladimir Putin as de-facto co-chair, the old guard among America’s all...
09:13 2019-08-27

Trump UK visit 'increasingly important' as Brexit looms, MacCallum says President Trump's visit to the United Kingdom and the U.S.-British special relationship is "increasingly important" as a potential Brexit looms, according to Martha MacCallum....
01:13 2019-06-04

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 viral moment into a way to raise over $2 million for a...
04:39 2019-09-30

'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....
01:52 2019-06-19

Trump, on offensive, hosts New Mexico rally, aiming to turn the state red Just hours after New York City prosecutors went on the offensive by subpoenaing his tax returns, President Trump took the stage in Democratic-leaning New Mexico on Monday night for a campaign rally that demonstrates his own aggressive tack going into the 2020 presidential election....
03:26 2019-09-17

Trump talks trade with Apple CEO Cook as China dispute looms U.S. President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday to discuss trade, U.S. investment, immigration and privacy, a White House spokesman said....
00:52 2019-06-14

Trade war looms over G20 as Trump attacks India over tariffs - business live Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as US president blasts India for raising tariffs on American goodsLatest: China to present ‘trade terms’ to TrumpFact check: Is Trump right about China?Trump: New Indian tariffs are unacceptableIndia has imposed retaliatory tariffs on apple...
18:39 2019-06-27

Trump shields census documents from Congress as contempt vote looms President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep under wraps documents on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census, defying a House panel's subpoena in another move to stonewall Democratic lawmakers' investigations....
21:13 2019-06-12

China urges U.S. to lift sanctions on Huawei as Trump-Xi meeting looms The United States should immediately remove sanctions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei, a commerce ministry spokesman said on Thursday, days before the two countries' leaders are due to meet for talks on trade....
19:26 2019-06-27

Trump warns U.S. allies to take back captured ISIS fighters President Donald Trump has warned that Islamic State fighters held by U.S.-backed forces could be released to Europe if their home countries fail to take them back. His comments raise the pressure on European powers who have been reluctant to repatriate nationals accused of fighting for ISIS due to ...
01:52 2019-08-04

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....
04:13 2019-10-13

‘How do you stop these people?’: Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric looms over El Paso massacre After yet another mass murder the question surrounding the president is no longer whether he will respond as other presidents once did, but whether his words contributed to the carnage....
12:00 2019-08-05

UPDATE 1-Trump talks trade with Apple CEO Cook as China dispute looms U.S. President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good on his threat to hike tariffs on imports from China....
03:26 2019-06-14

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....
20:39 2019-07-15

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 retarded."...
20:00 2019-09-08

UPDATE 10-Trump cancels trip, Florida widens state of emergency as hurricane looms President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled a trip to Poland and Florida's governor expanded a state of emergency due to Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to strengthen into a highly dangerous Category 4 storm during the weekend before hitting the state's Atlantic coast with heavy rains and strong...
00:39 2019-08-30

‘Get smart people!’: Trump reacts to ISIS support conspiracy arrest in Tucson TUCSON – The Old Pueblo is back in the national spotlight after President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to share his thoughts about the two men who were arrested at Tucson International Airport Friday for allegedly conspiring to support ISIS. According to officials, Ahmed Mahad Mohamed ...
19:52 2019-07-31

Trump brushes off worries that freed ISIS prisoners will be a threat: 'They're going to be escaping to Europe.' AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko President Donald Trump on Wednesday brushed off concerns that ISIS fighters imprisoned by US-backed Kurdish forces will pose a future threat to the US if they escaped. "Well, they're going to be escaping to Europe," Trump said to reporters during a press conference, referrin...
09:39 2019-10-10

A Yazidi woman from Iraq told Trump that ISIS killed her family. ‘Where are they now?’ he asked. An awkward exchange with Nobel laureate Nadia Murad was just one of several when the president met with survivors of religious persecution this week....
19:13 2019-07-19

Mike Pence to deliver Trump's demands to Mexican officials as tariff deadline looms High-stakes negotiations could determine whether Trump goes through with threat of 5% tariffs on Mexico, which he has blamed for the migrant crisis.        ...
19:52 2019-06-05

NASA Abruptly Reassigns Top Human Exploration Program Officials as Trump Moon Mandate Looms NASA’s longtime associate administrator for its human exploration program, William Gerstenmaier, has been re-assigned to be a special adviser to NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard in what seems like a fairly clear demotion, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.Read more......
16:26 2019-07-11

Aggrieved Trump steps up attacks on allies and threatens to release ISIS prisoners in Europe WITH FRIENDS LIKE THE US: After insulting Denmark by suggesting it should consider selling Greenland to the United States in what he said was “essentially, it's a large real estate deal,” President Trump declared he was the aggrieved party because of the brusque way the Danish prime minister, Mette ...
16:39 2019-08-22

Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump arrive in Britain for official state visit President Donald Trump landed in Britain Monday for a three-day, pomp-filled official state visit during which he will meet the Queen and travel to France for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy....
13:26 2019-06-03

Donald Trump’s No ‘Genius’: Ex Wharton School Official Calls B.S. on Trump’s Frequent Boast Despite his boasts to the contrary, Donald Trump’s no “super genius.” Nope, not a “genius” at all. That’s according to a man once described as the “friendly” admissions officer called upon to help get Trump into the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania....
03:52 2019-07-09

Donald Trump Trump’s Cabinet has had more ex-lobbyists than Obama or Bush WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they’re regulating. The Cabinet choic...
21:39 2019-09-17

New York DA subpoenas Trump Organization over hush money paid to protect President Donald Trump from allegations of adultery Associated Press/Marcus Schreiber The president's family business, the Trump Organization, received a subpoena Thursday from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The subpoena was for records related to payments that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen helped arrange to the por...
00:00 2019-08-03

Trump on red line with Turkey: 'We'll see' President Donald Trump wouldn't say Friday what the red line would be triggering sanctions to be implemented against Turkey, responding only, 'we'll see." Trump also told reporters the U.S. is sending more troops and equipment to Saudi Arabia. (Oct. 11)        ...
01:13 2019-10-12

UFC super villain Colby Covington beats Robbie Lawler in style with his 'family friends' Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump watching cageside Photo by AP Photo/Jim Young Colby Covington, UFC super villain, just scored the biggest win of his career, dominating Robbie Lawler after a five-round masterclass in New Jersey. Covington, a MAGA hat-wearing cagefighter with a megaphone, is one of Donald Trump's biggest fans. And members of the Tru...
16:26 2019-08-04

Live: Mueller says he could’ve subpoenaed Trump but declined because he knew Trump would fight it and prolong the Russia investigation The former special counsel is appearing at two House hearings to address questions for the first time about his report on President Trump and Russian interference in the 2016 election....
22:26 2019-07-24

Turkey cannot have both F-35 and Russia's S-400: Trump nominee U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense re-stated that Turkey cannot have the F-35 advanced stealth fighter jet and Russia's S-400 air defense system, which Moscow started delivering last week....
18:13 2019-07-16

Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is "not fair" to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a Russian air defense system....
01:13 2019-07-17

U.S. to Withhold F-35 Fighters From Turkey, Trump Says President Trump said the U.S. would withhold an order of F-35 stealth jet fighters to Turkey after Ankara received a new air-defense missile system from Russia, calling it a “very tough situation.”...
23:00 2019-07-16

Trump Says "Not Fair" That US Can't Sell F-35s To Turkey US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is "not fair" to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a......
04:01 2019-07-17

Man requests TRUMP vanity license plate, Sweden rejects it, calls it 'offensive' The man "was drunk and thought it was fun to apply," because the car is American, according to Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet.        ...
19:39 2019-09-09

President Trump: 'Progress' but no breakthrough with Mexico as tariff deadline looms The Trump administration will hold a second round of negotiations with Mexico on Thursday over President Trump's threatened tariffs.        ...
04:52 2019-06-06

Trump Brain Status: Turkey, Roasted As more and more Republicans find the vestigial remains of what could at one time have passed for a spine to speak out against the White House’s surprise decision to allow Turkey to invade Northern Syria, President Donald Trump sure seems to be handling the mounting criticism well....
00:26 2019-10-08

Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was "not fair" that the United States would now be prohibited from selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter jets....
21:52 2019-07-16

U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Turkey Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia's military....
02:13 2019-07-19

Trump says he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he hopes he can mediate between Turkey and the Kurds following Turkey's offensive on U.S.-allied Kurds in northeast Syria....
09:52 2019-10-11

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday....
22:26 2019-07-14

Trump says we have a 'complicated' situation with Turkey's S-400 deal President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States had a "complicated" situation in how to respond to Turkey's deal to procure Russia's S-400 missile defense system, adding that possible sanctions were being discussed....
07:39 2019-06-29

Trump warns Turkey against injuring US troops Donald Trump is warning Turkey that there will be "big trouble" if any American personnel in Syria are injured, as Turkey prepares to mount an operation against Kurdish fighters who had been allied with the U.S. against the Islamic State. (Oct. 7)        ...
03:00 2019-10-08

How can Republicans say what they’re saying about Syria, and still support Trump? Trump has made one of the riskiest decisions of his presidency. Top allies are already talking about it as if it's a tragic mistake that will tarnish his entire legacy....
20:13 2019-10-10

A Look at Who Is Affected by Trump’s Shift in Syria Kurdish fighters in northern Syria partnered with the United States to fight the Islamic State, but may find themselves facing Turkey’s military alone....
23:13 2019-10-07

Turkish army, Syria rebels to advance into Syria 'shortly': Erdogan aide Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies will push into Syria "shortly", a Turkish official said on Wednesday, in an operation world powers fear could open a new phase in Syria's war and deepen regional turmoil....
13:52 2019-10-09

In rebuke of Trump, U.S. senators propose sanctions on Turkey Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, said he and co-sponsor Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, planned to introduce the legislation as soon as Congress returns from a recess next week....
03:13 2019-10-10

U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress over his Syria policy....
04:52 2019-10-12

Trump says no decision yet on Turkey sanctions over its Russian purchase U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration has not ruled out imposing sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system....
22:00 2019-07-18

No Sanctions On Turkey "Right Now" Over Russian Weapons Purchase: Trump US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was not considering economic sanctions "right now" on Turkey after its major weapons purchase from Russia....
09:00 2019-07-19

UPDATE 1-Trump laments U.S. prohibition on selling F-35s to Turkey President Donald Trump on Tuesday signaled reluctance to punish Turkey over its acquisition of a Russian air defense system, saying it was "not fair" that the United States would now be prohibited from selling Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 stealth fighter jets....
21:52 2019-07-16

Turkey, Kurds Have To "Figure The Situation Out" After US Pullback: Trump President Donald Trump on Monday justified his decision to withdraw US troops from Turkey's border with Syria, saying the region would have to "figure the situation out" and that America needed to get......
16:13 2019-10-07

Erdogan says Trump can waive sanctions on Turkey: Haberturk U.S. President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defense systems and should find a "middle ground" in the dispute, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Sunday....
19:39 2019-07-14

Trump sees ‘consensus’ on imposing new sanctions on Turkey President Trump on Sunday said there is widespread support in Washington to impose new sanctions against Turkey over its swift incursion into northern Syria....
08:52 2019-10-14

Trump’s Syria Announcement Blindsided Many of His GOP Supporters (WASHINGTON) — For once, Republicans and Democrats in Congress were in the same place: out of the loop. When it came to President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that U.S. forces would no longer protect Syrian Kurds from a Turkish invasion, his supporters knew as little as his critics...
11:13 2019-10-10

How Trump Got Punk'd Into Running From Syria, Explained Military leaders, politicians and the U.S. allies were shocked by Donald Trump’s decision to side with brutal dictators and turn his back on one of America’s staunchest allies in the fight against Islamic State forces. But the president’s stunning departure from U.S. policy, historical precedent and...
20:52 2019-10-08

US Syria envoy: President Trump was 'misunderstood' Conflict Zone confronts Donald Trump's envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, on the president's decision to withdraw troops from the country. The move shocked allies, Congress and even members of his own administration....
18:39 2019-09-18

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, and that US troops in the area would step aside....
22:52 2019-10-07

Trump talks about impeachment, Biden, Syria President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe Thursday as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail. He held a rally in Minneapolis on Thursday night. (Oct 11)        ...
13:00 2019-10-11

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, and that US troops in the area would step aside....
20:26 2019-10-08

Analyst: Trump needs to 'slow' process on Syria President Donald Trump announced he would pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria. Analyst Bulent Aliriza, Director of the Turkey Project explains why the process needs to "slow down." (Oct. 7)        ...
03:00 2019-10-08

Graham pleads with Trump on Syria: 'Change course while you still can' Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday claimed vindication for his harsh criticism of the White House’s foreign policy in Syria, urging President Donald Trump to “change course while you still can.”The South Carolina Republican has been perhaps the most vocal GOP opponent of Trump’s decision last weekend to ...
00:00 2019-10-12

How Kurds Could Be Affected by Trump’s Syria Shift Kurdish fighters in northern Syria partnered with the United States to fight the Islamic State, but may find themselves facing Turkey’s military alone....
18:26 2019-10-08

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 was supposed to be in Syria for just 30 days, but &#...
17:39 2019-10-07

‘Shame on Him’: Evangelicals Call Out Trump on Syria Some of the president’s most ardent supporters worry that troop withdrawal threatens religious minorities, especially Christians. They are pushing back, to a point....
03:52 2019-10-11

Donald Trump Just Can't Help Himself At a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday evening, Donald Trump proved that he loves to shit talk. And he doesn’t even have to talk that much shit. As Trump demonstrated during his speech to a very enthusiastic crowd, his online habits mean he can just name drop and immediately have a crow...
12:39 2019-08-16

If Donald Trump goes down, he’ll try to take everyone with him As the impeachment saga gathers pace, even some Republicans fear that we’re looking at the ’doomsday president’There are two ways of looking at Donald Trump’s astonishing response to the Democrats’ attempt to impeach him. Either Trump has finally lost the plot or else he has just guaranteed himself ...
23:26 2019-10-05

Donald Trump Wants This More Than Anything Donald Trump’s taste is difficult to describe. You know it when you see it, but that’s not quite the same thing as knowing what it is. If you’re looking at a tufted velvet settee that looks like one of Michael Jackson’s bedazzled military-style blazers from the Dangerous tour, you are looking at So...
23:13 2019-06-05

Labeling Donald Trump as 'racist,' Colorado Springs residents aim to change Trump Avenue to Immigrant Way Although the street is not named after President Donald Trump, petitioners in Colorado Springs want to change Trump Avenue to Immigrant Way.        ...
06:13 2019-08-01

Jimmy Kimmel rips Trump merchandise with Donald Trump Jr. 'G.I. Schmo' action figure Jimmy Kimmel's Donald Trump Jr. "G.I. Schmo" action figure "never served in the military, but he fights for freedom his own way: on Twitter."        ...
05:13 2019-09-12

Trump grants new powers to impose tough sanctions on Turkey Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the administration was not slapping sanctions on Turkey at this time — but that the Trump administration would be giving his department “significant new sanctions authorities” targeting “any person associated with the government of Turkey.” The pena...
02:26 2019-10-12

Turkey's lira flat after Trump threat of 'powerful' U.S. sanctions Turkey's lira stood at 5.8985 against the U.S. dollar on Monday, little changed from Friday's close, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working on "powerful" sanctions against Turkey over its offensive into northeastern Syria....
07:39 2019-10-14

Trump, Turkey's Erdogan set to meet at G20 in June: Turkish official Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed during a phone call on Wednesday to meet on the sidelines of a G20 meeting set for June 28-29 in Japan, the Turkish Presidency's communications director said in posts on Twitter....
19:26 2019-05-29

Trump kicks Turkey out of F-35 program in historic NATO rupture President Trump is kicking Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program over the NATO ally’s insistence on purchasing Russian-made anti-aircraft defenses, the White House announced....
01:13 2019-07-18

The Latest: Trump seeks ‘solutions’ for Turkey-Russia deal OSAKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (REH’-jehp TY’-ihp UR’-doh-wahn) are looking at “solutions” to Turkey’s decision to...
06:52 2019-06-29

Trump Seeks Resolution With Turkey Over Russian Missile Dispute President Trump said he is considering ways to resolve a problematic situation borne out of Turkey’s decision to purchase advanced Russian air-defense missile systems the Pentagon regards as a threat to North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s security....
11:52 2019-06-29

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. defenses Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defense systems....
20:26 2019-09-13

Trump says he will wipe out Turkey's economy if it wipes out the Syrian Kurds U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would devastate Turkey's economy if Ankara's incursion in Syria wipes out the Kurdish population there....
22:39 2019-10-09

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s vow to sanction Turkey 'a game changer’ Sen. Lindsey Graham signaled on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s partnering with Congress to stop Turkish aggression in Syria would be "a game changer.” “I applaud his decision to work with Congress to stop Turkeys [sic] aggression in Syria through crippling economic sanctions,” he tweeted, sayi...
03:00 2019-10-14

Standoff escalates between Trump administration, Turkey over deal with Russia The Trump administration is locked in an escalating standoff with Turkey over its plans to purchase an air defense system from Russia, with a deadline fast-approaching for Ankara to back down or lose out on U.S.-made F-35s – and possibly more....
21:26 2019-06-17

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 allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurd...
20:52 2019-10-07

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 liberal Democrats backing an impeachment inquiry,...
01:39 2019-10-08

Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Republicans Object President Trump’s decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation drew criticism from top Republicans. The president pivoted Monday morning, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far....
21:39 2019-10-07

President Trump shakes off GOP criticism of Syria pullout President Trump on Monday defended his decision to bring back US troops from Syria, saying that America had been there long enough and that the task of writing letters to the families of fallen soldiers was “devastating.” “I have to sign letters to parents of young soldiers that we...
01:39 2019-10-08

Russia shrugs off Trump claims of 'butchery' in Syria The Kremlin said Russian forces were working to "neutralize" terrorists after the US president issued a warning over airstrikes on Idlib. Syrian forces are continuing their attacks on the enclave....
17:39 2019-06-03

Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Allies Object President Trump’s decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation drew fire from top Republican supporters, who called it shortsighted and irresponsible....
17:13 2019-10-07

At evangelical conference, concerns about Syria but cheers for Trump Prominent evangelical leaders have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump over his decision to pull American military forces out of Syria, saying he was endangering tens of thousands of Christians in the Muslim-dominated region....
04:52 2019-10-12

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria As Turkey’s military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial sanctions or send in U.S. troops to stop the fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces...
06:13 2019-10-11

The Guardian view on Trump and Syria: damage has been done | Editorial The ditching of Kurdish-led forces threatens to destabilise the region further. It is just the latest proof of the dangers of this president’s foreign dealingsWherever US policy on Syria settles in the coming weeks and months, damage has already been done. Two announcements within a few hours encaps...
22:26 2019-10-08

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....
21:26 2019-10-13

Trump Orders U.S. Forces 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....
20:00 2019-10-13

Trump defends his Syria pullout against Republican criticism U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended himself against fierce criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to clear U.S. troops out of northern Syria, which has allowed Turkey to attack America's Kurdish allies unimpeded....
22:39 2019-10-09

GOP senator defends Trump on Syria: ‘I’m not sure the president had a lot of choices’ Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to allow the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that has resulted in the slaughter of Kurdish fighters — casting the Middle Eastern military conflict as an inevitable quagmire between two U.S. allies for which there is n...
22:39 2019-10-13

Putin says informed Trump about Russia's actions in Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had informed U.S. President Donald Trump about Russia's actions in Syria, adding that the two countries had maintained contacts about the Middle East nation....
12:26 2019-06-29

Can there be a US-EU 'reset' under Donald Trump? The US is wooing Ursula Von der Leyen and her fellow incoming EU leaders before they even take office. Can early intervention with the fresh faces in Brussels smooth out serious trans-Atlantic relationship wrinkles?...
07:00 2019-09-05

Somebody Had To Take China On, Says Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the US economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades....
07:52 2019-08-21

Donald Trump: I'm not looking for war with Iran Donald Trump has said he is not seeking war with Tehran and indicated he was ready to defuse tensions by reaching a deal to bolster Iran's flagging economy....
18:26 2019-06-23

US "Very Far" From Recession, Says Donald Trump US President Donald Trump played down fears on Tuesday that the United States was heading towards recession while confirming that his administration was considering a payroll tax cut....
02:13 2019-08-21

Why does Donald Trump want to buy Greenland? The US president’s talk of a ‘large real estate deal’ says a lot about his view of the world Greenland, and more specifically its purchase by the US, is being actively discussed in Donald Trump’s Oval Office. But what exactly is it that makes one of the world’s most desolate places such an attractiv...
22:52 2019-08-19

RIP Donald Trump (Balloon) Standing alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, President Donald Trump insisted the thousands of people who’d taken to the streets of London to protest his state visit were nothing but “fake news.”...
01:13 2019-06-05

This Is Donald Trump's Legacy “These are sick people,” White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said in an interview on ABC News this Sunday, after a pair of mass shootings—one perpetrated against Latinx people by a far-right, anti-immigrant extremist with a manifesto—again raised the question of whether or not Donald Trump is t...
18:39 2019-08-05

The Next Donald Trump Will Be Worse As difficult as it may be while staring down a 2020 reelection campaign, it is worth taking some time to mull over this inevitability: Donald Trump is only a rickety trial run for the next far more dangerous Fascist 2.0 candidate that will come after him....
22:00 2019-06-18

How Tim Cook Won Donald Trump's Ear The Apple CEO has—so far—mastered diplomacy with the White House, advocating for his company’s interests, sometimes disagreeing with the president on social issues and avoiding a backlash from either employees or the White House....
12:13 2019-10-05

Donald Trump Is Scared AF Despite the liar-in-chief’s previous statement that he probably wouldn’t watch the highly anticipated House hearings on Wednesday, he started off his morning rage-tweeting in fear that his “no obstruction, no collusion” mantra would finally be exposed as complete and utter horseshit—which, according...
23:26 2019-07-24

Trump administration clears the way for Turkey sanctions: 'We can shut down the Turkish economy' Trump signed an order clearing the way for sanctions, though the U.S. will not move yet to punish Turkey after the country's offensive in northern Syria....
20:52 2019-10-11

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 Syria, moving US forces out of the area in an abrupt ...
14:26 2019-10-08

Trump administration kicks Turkish pilots out after removing Turkey from the F-35 program The Trump administration is requiring the Turkish pilots and maintainers training on the F-35 fighter in the U.S. to leave now that Turkey has been kicked out of the fighter program....
01:13 2019-07-18

Trump, Pompeo reviewing U.S. response to Turkey's purchase of Russian air defenses U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are reviewing their options for responding to Turkey's recent purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, the State Department said on Tuesday....
21:52 2019-07-16

Exclusive: Turkey's Erdogan says to discuss with Trump buying U.S. Patriot missiles Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying U.S. Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the U.S. leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defense systems....
02:52 2019-09-14

Turkey's Erdogan: 'Trump assured no sanctions over Russia S-400 missile deal' President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian missile defense system would begin in the first half of July. The US previously warned that Turkey would be sanctioned if it went forward with the S-400 purchase....
18:26 2019-06-29

U.S. Republicans join Democrats to blast Trump's Syria withdrawal In a rare show of bipartisanship, the top lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on Monday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, which could open the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led fighters in the area....
21:13 2019-10-07

Susan Rice slams Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice sounded off on President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria, calling the announcement "bats--- crazy" during her appearance on "The Late Show."...
10:00 2019-10-08

'Unfortunate': McMaster criticizes Trump's Syria troop withdrawal Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster criticized President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northeastern Syria, saying the deployment was "immensely helpful" to U.S. security and interests....
08:39 2019-10-11

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....
12:39 2019-07-08

'Disaster in the making': Congress comes together in opposition to Trump’s Syria withdrawal Congress is uniting in opposition to President Trump’s decision for the United States to stand aside and allow Turkey to attack America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria....
04:52 2019-10-09

Trump insists he is not abandoning Kurds after GOP backlash against Syria withdrawal President Trump insisted he was not abandoning Kurdish-led forces as he defended Washington’s relationship with Turkey in the face of an angry backlash at his plans to withdraw U.S. troops from northeastern Syria....
04:52 2019-10-09

Retiring GOP Rep. John Shimkus won't support Trump after Syria pullout Retiring Republican Rep. John Shimkus is ending his support for President Donald Trump after this week‘s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syria-Turkey border, calling the move “despicable.”The Illinois Republican told St. Louis radio station KMOX on Thursday that after he learned about the withdra...
21:00 2019-10-10

Trump Throws Middle East Policy Into Turmoil Over Syria After criticism that he was allowing a Turkish incursion into northern Syria, the president pivoted, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far....
00:26 2019-10-08

Rand Paul claims win over 'war caucus,' defends Trump on Syria Rand Paul is declaring victory over the “war caucus” after President Donald Trump decided to shift troops out of northeastern Syria. The Kentucky Republican has been pushing Trump to take a less interventionist foreign policy approach for nearly three years, much to the chagrin and discomfort of mo...
04:26 2019-10-09

Trump Rejects Republican Criticism Of US Troop Pullout Out Of Syria U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria, and dismissed worries that captured Islamic State......
13:00 2019-10-10

GOP Allies Criticize President Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Announcement (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress, as well as Kurdish fighters who would essentially be abandoned to face a likely Turkish assault after fighting alo...
17:39 2019-10-07

Trump's Call to Leave Syria Draws Fire From GOP Allies Supporters warn that abandoning a key ally, the Kurds, and walking away from the fight against Islamic State would cause irreparable damage to U.S. interests....
01:39 2019-10-08

Sen. Van Hollen torches Trump’s Syria response: ‘For God's sakes, what are they waiting for?’ Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) admonished President Donald Trump for failing to punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria, asserting Sunday that senior administration officials “look ridiculous” while U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters are slaughtered as part of the offensive.“They're asking Turkey,...
22:39 2019-10-13

James Mattis says Trump's troop pullout has led to 'disarray' in Syria Ex-defense secretary calls resurgence of Isis ‘a given’Withdrawal will ‘have an impact’ on Kurds’ ability to fight IsisThe former defense secretary James Mattis has said Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal of US troops from the Syria-Turkey border has led to “disarray” in the war-torn territory, increa...
02:39 2019-10-13

Trump defends Syria decision by saying Kurds 'didn't help us with Normandy' President says he learned Kurds didn’t help from a ‘powerful article’ as Turkey launches offensive into north-eastern SyriaDonald Trump defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria and enable a Turkish offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in the region by noting the Kurds didn’t fi...
00:13 2019-10-11

Trump defends his Syria move, says Kurds ‘didn’t help us with Normandy’ President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to pull US troops out of northeast Syria, saying he was tired of “forever wars” and of having to meet grieving parents of slain service members. Asked about his decision, which left America’s Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS to defend themse...
13:26 2019-10-10

Trump's Syria retreat is a massive break from post-9/11 Republicanism Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump's Syria retreat marks a stark break from the interventionist philosophy that's typified GOP foreign policy since the 9/11 terror attacks. This is precisely why Republicans in Congress have slammed Trump over the move, offering perhaps their loud...
23:39 2019-10-08

The Guardian view on Syria and Trump: a disaster, still being made | Editorial The US president was warned about the consequences of betraying the Kurds. Now he can see them, and he still doesn’t care“Total disaster,” wrote the former US anti-Islamic State envoy, Brett McGurk, on Sunday, summarising the events of the past few days. Donald Trump’s decision to abandon America’s ...
01:13 2019-10-14

Trump’s Retreat in Syria is Dishonorable and Will Cost American Lives Late Sunday night, the Trump administration announced that it was pulling American troops from key positions near the Syria-Turkey border and explicitly permitting the Turkish government to conduct military operations against the Kurdish allies who were indispensable in defeating the ISIS caliphate....
01:39 2019-10-08

US woman in Syria pleads with Trump to stop civilian deaths An American woman in Syria has released a video appealing to United States President Donald Trump to take action against the Syrian regime, after an airstrike Monday in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib claimed scores of casualties....
09:39 2019-07-23

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....
21:26 2019-10-13

McConnell joins other Republicans in rebuking Trump’s Syria withdrawal Several senators said that the president’s move in northern Syria would abandon U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters ahead of a long-threatened Turkish offensive....
00:52 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 Trump called for the “deliberate” withdraw of roug...
17:39 2019-10-13

Will "Obliterate" Turkish Economy If It Acts "Off Limits" In Syria: Trump President Donald Trump said Monday that he will "obliterate" Turkey's economy if Ankara does anything that in his "great and unmatched wisdom" he considers to be "off limits" in Syria....
20:00 2019-10-07

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 endangered stability in the Middle East and risked...
19:13 2019-10-13

Sen. Van Hollen torches Trump’s Syria response: ‘For God sakes, what are they waiting for?’ Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) admonished President Donald Trump for failing to punish Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria, asserting Sunday that senior administration officials “look ridiculous” while U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters are slaughtered as part of the offensive.“They're asking Turkey,...
17:13 2019-10-13

Cryptocurrency Is "Not Money", Says Donald Trump US President Donald Trump expressed his mistrust of cryptocurrency Thursday, saying it was "not money" and warning that those wishing to join the trade would have to abide by banking regulations....
08:26 2019-07-12

Why is Donald Trump ignoring Germany? With Trump due to attend the G-7 in France and later visit Poland, many are wondering why a stop-over with Angela Merkel in Berlin isn't on the list. Experts say the cold shoulder move is part of a wider strategy....
16:39 2019-08-22

Donald Trump wants to be a dictator. It’s not enough just to laugh at him He cages children, he holds a military parade, he muses about being president for life. Yet we fail to see him for what he isMaybe we’re too busy laughing to see it. Perhaps it’s the jokes and memes that Donald Trump generates in abundance, the gift that keeps on giving, that blinds us to a chilling...
23:39 2019-07-05

Can you solve it? The puzzle that is Donald Trump Reinventing the tangram The tangram was the first ever puzzle craze – and it is still going strong.You may have come across it before. You are shown a shape, and you must arrange seven pieces – five triangles, a square and a rhomboid – to make that shape. Continue reading......
22:26 2019-05-21

The five: Donald Trump’s attacks on science The US president is a climate-crisis denier, but it is not the only field in which he is at odds with scientists and their workLast week, a report by US campaign group the National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy, compiled by ex-government officials, concluded that under the Trump administra...
07:39 2019-10-06

President Donald Trump arrives in the U.K. U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in the U.K. on the first leg of a trip that will include commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (June 3)        ...
14:13 2019-06-03

Donald Trump has a Twitch channel and now I’ve seen everything Just when I was afraid my week would pass me by without something odd happening, I discover Twitch’s latest streamer is none other than US President Donald Trump. And you’d better believe I followed his channel as soon as I saw it existed. The channel’s been verified, so I gotta assume it was set up...
21:13 2019-10-11

President Donald Trump would consider another payroll tax cut President Donald Trump said Tuesday afternoon he would consider a temporary payroll tax cut even though he believes the economy is strong and there's no recession on the horizon....
00:13 2019-08-21

Donald Trump Would Absolutely Do This to Greenland Donald Trump would like to buy Greenland, and despite Greenland’s assurance that it is absolutely not for sale, it seems he is not quite ready to drop the dream. And if he did manage to purchase the 57,000-population island—which, again, to be clear, is not for sale—he absolutely would NOT stick a h...
15:00 2019-08-20

Why does no one want Donald Trump’s childhood home? Nobody in New York wants to live in Donald Trump’s childhood home. And with an asking price that’s two times the Queens neighborhood’s median sale price, who would? The modest 2,000-square-foot Jamaica Estates house, where Fred Trump raised the Donald, will once again face the hammer on Nov. 14. Qua...
19:52 2019-09-18

Cut US Interest Rate 'Down To ZERO, Or Less', Says Donald Trump President Donald Trump wants US "interest rates down to ZERO, or less," he tweeted Wednesday amid widespread expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut rates later this month....
16:26 2019-09-11

Where the Hell Is Donald Trump? [UPDATED] Update, Sunday, 4:38 p.m. ET: Donald Trump has finally emerged from his New Jersey golf resort to comment about the dual white terrorist attacks this weekend. Trump, accompanied by Melania, spoke to reporters briefly before boarding Air Force One....
03:13 2019-08-05

Donald Trump Is Fearmongering About the Wind Now Donald Trump’s entire presidency is based on making people feel fear. His fascism and bigotry in both rhetoric and policies destroy lives. Now, in an exceptionally deranged speech delivered on Tuesday, he tried to make people worry about the wind somehow just... stopping....
20:13 2019-08-14

Donald Trump says US is not seeking war with Iran President tells UK officials he wants to engage in talks with Tehran to broaden nuclear dealDonald Trump has told British officials he is not seeking a military confrontation with Iran and is instead aiming for direct talks with Tehran over his plan to negotiate and broaden the country’s nuclear dea...
02:52 2019-06-06

If Donald Trump goes down, he’ll try to take everyone with him | Simon Tisdall As the impeachment saga gathers pace, even some Republicans fear that we’re looking at the ’doomsday president’There are two ways of looking at Donald Trump’s astonishing response to the Democrats’ attempt to impeach him. Either Trump has finally lost the plot or else he has just guaranteed himself ...
16:00 2019-10-05

Never A Vietnam War Fan, It Was Terrible: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he has no regrets about being able to avoid serving during the Vietnam war, because he was not a "fan" of the highly unpopular conflict....
19:26 2019-06-05

Donald Trump Is Not Going To Let This Hurricane Thing Go It can be difficult to remember given that he routinely appears on television with toilet paper on the soles of both his shoes and at least one of his hands stuck in a big jug of peanut butter, but Donald Trump’s opening position in all things is that he has never been wrong. He has been wronged, an...
01:00 2019-09-06

"We're At War": Donald Trump On Impeachment Probe President Donald Trump called his struggle with Democrats threatening impeachment a "war," a video of comments that he expected to remain private showed Friday....
23:39 2019-09-27

"Not At All" Worried About Impeachment, Says Donald Trump President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the threat of impeachment over allegations that he tried to pressure Ukraine's leader into investigating his 2020 election rival Joe Biden....
20:13 2019-09-23

Somebody Had To Take China On, Says US President Donald Trump US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the US economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades....
02:13 2019-08-21

No, that ‘Hadestown’ song isn’t really about Donald Trump NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one of the most striking moments in the multi-Tony Award-nominated “Hadestown” — when the character of Hades sings to his followers about “Why We Build the Wall.” Even though the Broadway hit is based on a Greek myth, many audience members instincti...
20:39 2019-06-03

NBC reporter: Kurds believe Trump 'gave the green light' for Turkey to commit genocide NBC News reporter Richard Engel warned that Turkey is planning a long-term genocidal campaign against the Kurds, who believe President Trump gave the plan a "green light" by pulling troops from northern Syria....
08:13 2019-10-13

Trump boots Turkey from F-35 program after its purchase of Russian-made missile system The White House said the Russian-made S-400 system could be used to collect sensitive data on the F-35 program, making Turkey's continued participation "impossible."        ...
21:13 2019-07-17