Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks
An accord that tried to curb attacks in rebel-held areas has been touted as a crucial step in ending the long civil war. But increasingly, that deal is failing.
Russia Vetoes Stopgap Resolution to Preserve Syria Chemical Weapons Panel
It was Russia’s second veto in 24 hours aimed at protecting the Syrian government and Russia’s 11th veto to shield Syria since the war began in 2011.
In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel
It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.
Trump’s ‘Tremendous Success’ Abroad Is Overstated
President Trump recapped 10 months of his foreign policy in a speech on Wednesday that contained several inaccurate claims.
Airstrikes Kill Dozens of People in Syrian Market
At least three airstrikes struck a market in the town of Atareb, near Aleppo, and estimates of the dead ranged from 47 to 53.
A Monument to Syria’s Civil War Is Erected in Berlin
A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.
With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes
Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.
Iran Sent Them to Syria. Now Afghan Fighters Are a Worry at Home.
With violence against Shiites on the rise in Afghanistan, officials fear that Iran could use its Afghan force to intervene in a new proxy war.
Trump Says Putin ‘Means It’ About Not Meddling
President Trump said, “Every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do that,’ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”
Leader of Chemical Weapons Panel Is Not Optimistic About Its Future
Edmond Mulet, a veteran United Nations official who heads the panel, said Russian diplomats had regularly protested to him about its research methods.
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