Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Jun 29, 2017

Assad regime taking U.S. retaliation threat seriously, Mattis says

Syria's government is taking seriously the U.S. warning against launching another chemical weapons attack, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters traveling with him to Brussels, Mattis noted there has been no such attack since the White House issued a surprise statement Monday ...

Jun 25, 2017

Iran arrests Islamic State-linked group planning attacks

Iranian security forces have arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers, state television reported on Saturday. Intelligence Ministry agents "were able to arrest a group linked to Daesh (Islamic state) that intended to ...

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Jun 19, 2017

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Russia on Monday warned it would track U.S.-led coalition aircraft in central Syria as "targets" and halted an incident-prevention hotline with Washington after American forces downed a Syrian jet. Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to prevent ...