Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

The activist-run Palmyra Coordination network said the militants had almost encircled the city and entered its northern and northwestern neighborhoods. Russian Federation has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime with airstrikes since September 2015, targeting all rebel groups that oppose his government.

US to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths i

Administration officials said Tuesday that many elements of U.S. -Saudi cooperation will continue, but precision-guided munitions will no longer be sold to Riyadh and certain intelligence that could facilitate similar haphazard strikes will now be limited.

Mitt Romney out of state secretary race

Mitt Romney out of state secretary race

In a Facebook post , Romney stated , "It was an honor to be considered for secretary of state of our great country". Mitt Romney (L) leaves after meeting with United States President-elect Donald Trump (R) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence (unseen) at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

Dramatic appeals as Syrian forces poise to take Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a war monitor based in Britain, confirmed the continued fighting in the last pockets of rebel territory. But it does not end the conflict: Significant parts of Syria are still outside government control and huge swaths of the country are a devastated waste-land.

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

The spokesman appealed to those countries and organizations which vowed to provide humanitarian aid for Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said militants had earlier taken strategic heights overlooking Palmyra and captured the northern part of the historic ancient city and major silos and mountains around it.

Civilian death toll in ISIS fight underreported by US-led coalition: watchdog

Civilian death toll in ISIS fight underreported by US-led coalition: watchdog

Insurgents in Falluja, the first Iraqi city to fall to Islamic State in January 2014, put up only limited resistance in June, military officials said at the time, in contrast to the fierce defense the jihadists have put up in Mosul . In Bahrain on Saturday, Carter announced he is sending another 200 troops to Syria to train and advise local fighters combatting IS. Carter told an global security conference in Bahrain that the battle for Mosul and for the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto ...