Over the past year, Moscow has prowled many parts of the Mideast, not only to expand its influence but also to pose an alternative to the U.S., especially given its belief that Trump will prove isolationist.
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The extremists tear down facade of second-century theater and monument after recapturing the town from government troops.
Paris peace summit, UN anti-settlements resolution and Trump entering the White House said to be behind agreement. 'A unity government is of strategic importance,' Palestinian official says.
The Peoples' Democracy Party chairman is accused of leading a terror organization and blamed for the 2014 protests over Turkey's policies on Syria, which caused over 30 deaths.
Rights group demands probe into the killing; IDF says the incident is already being investigated.
Reince Priebus tells ABC News 'a collective decision' on the agreement will be made, with the president-elect 'having the primary say.'
Islamic State group leads largest attack on Syrian regime positions in Deir al-Zor, an area that links ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq.
ISIS says four fighters undertook the shootout, which killed nine people on Sunday; security sources say perpetrators were Jordanian nationals.
Abdulgadir Masharipov, born in Uzbekistan and trained in Afghanistan, admits his guilt, Istanbul's governor says.