Everyone expected Syria to be a quagmire. Now it's a department store window for Russian weaponry on sale ■ Part 2
In a show of force, Turkey began a military drill without warning, aiming its weapons at Kurdish-run northern Iraq
Sources say Moscow is planning to propose formula whereby no foreign country will be allowed to turn Syria into platform for attacking neighboring states
The West must repay their moral debt to the Kurdish forces' fearless war on ISIS, and champion the cultural tolerance, so rare in the Middle East, that Kurds have established
The 'Friends of Syria' group, an alliance of mainly Western and Gulf Arab countries, met in New York on Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly
Offenses carry maximum sentence of 20 years in prison
Russian FM Lavrov and Secretary Tillerson talk Syria after bombing allegations as the situation on the ground becomes increasingly complicated
The advance breaks an ISIS siege that had lasted for three years
Potential Shi'ite fighters are lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return from Syria, counterterrorism analysts say
Israel demanded a buffer zone from the border on the Golan Heights, to the west of the road connecting Damascus and the city of Al-Suwayda in southwest Syria
A rising number of Iranians getting divorced, a trend that some experts attribute to women's growing confidence in speaking out about violent sex and marital rape
In a forceful warning, the Trump administration said the costs of holding the Sept. 25 vote would be high 'for all Iraqis, including Kurds'
U.S. Secretary of State: Iran 'Technically Complying' With Nuke Deal, but Remains Destabilizing Force
Tillerson's comments come after meeting with all parties to the deal, including Iran. Trump has said he has made a decision but will not disclose further
Kremlin oil giant Rosneft has committed around $4 billion to Kurdistan, while FM Lavrov signaled in June Russia would not oppose referendum
'Iran has never sought nuclear weapons, will never seek nuclear weapons, is not now seeking nuclear weapons,' the Iranian president said in a news conference
Seven senators ask why, if Trump had certified Iran's compliance twice in the past, he is now hinting at a possible declaration of Iran's breach of the deal's terms
Mahmous Abbas tells UN General Assembly that if Israel destroys two-state solution, Palestinians will demand full equal rights for all inhabitants of historic Palestine ■ Abbas calls for blacklist of companies operating in Israeli settlements
Abbas tells world leaders Israel continues to obstruct peace efforts, warns of an approaching one-state reality and of a Palestinian Authority 'without any authority'
Hassan Rohani slams the 'rogue Zionist regime ... which tramples on Palestinian rights ... for having the audacity to preach to peaceful nations'
On Trump, Iran's Rohani tells UN General Assembly: It would be a great pity if rogue newcomers to politics destroyed nuclear deal