Feb 13, 2016

Saudi Arabia to send planes to Turkey for Islamic State fight: report

Saudi Arabia will send aircraft to NATO-member Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was reported as saying Saturday. Saudi Arabia has resumed its participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State group in ...

Feb 13, 2016

Experts list chemical attacks in Syria to investigate

The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation — four where chlorine gas was allegedly used against rebel-held areas and one involving mustard gas. The investigative body ...

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

Feb 9, 2016

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

Saudi Arabia’s offer to send troops to fight the Islamic State group in Syria is as much about the kingdom’s growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East. ...

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkish border

Feb 8, 2016

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkish border

The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly 5-year-old insurrection against President Bashar Assad. Iranian backed-militias played a key role on the ground as ...