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The administration wants to influence peace talks, but the role could lead to conflict with Syria and Iran.

  • Nov 22, 2017

The Russian president is pressing ahead, buoyed by an agreement with Trump on the path.

  • Nov 21, 2017

Saad Hariri blamed Iran’s ascendant influence for his decision to step down, putting Lebanon on the front line of regional tensions.

  • Nov 4, 2017

The Trump administration’s strategy risks igniting new conflicts even before the war against the Islamic State is finished.

  • Oct 26, 2017

Fighting broke out in an area that provides the only access for U.S. operations in northern Syria.

  • Oct 26, 2017

The seizure of the al-Omar oil field accelerates a race for control of the last Islamic State territories between U.S.-allied forces and those of Syria, Russia and Iran.

  • Oct 22, 2017

Rapid gains by government forces may have cut off planned advances by U.S.-backed fighters.

  • Oct 19, 2017

The announcement of the fall of the city, the de facto Islamic State capital, came after a last-stand battle by the militants.

  • Oct 17, 2017

U.S. officials said they had not determined who deployed the weapon, known as an EFP, which killed an American soldier this month. 

  • Oct 12, 2017

The U.S., Russia, Iran, Syria and a host of proxy forces are in a high-stakes race to seize territory.

  • Sep 18, 2017
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