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  • Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 6:32 am

    BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital.

  • Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syria 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 5:43 am

    MUNICH - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned other nations against committing their troops to a ground action in Syria, saying it would only exacerbate the conflict.

  • Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week story has photos
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:37 am

    MUNICH - Diplomats trying to secure a cease-fire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate cease-fire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.

  • The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 4:03 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

  • Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:33 am

    BEIRUT - Kurdish fighters backed by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, activists and a rebel commander said.

  • Hoarding, fuel shortages seen as Syrian troops near Aleppo 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 3:01 pm

    With Syrian government troops closing in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee while others are storing up food and other supplies for a long siege. Here's what we know about what's happening to the war-ravaged country's largest city.

  • Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:22 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State 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.

  • UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 7:27 am

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - A top official in the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants as part of an international coalition.

  • Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:34 pm

    CAIRO - A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.

  • Russia accuses Turkey of preparing to invade Syria 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:58 pm

    MOSCOW - The Russian military said Thursday that it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect that Turkey is making intensive preparations for a military invasion of neighboring Syria.

  • Iran training volunteer 'advisers' to serve in Syria 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:02 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday that it is training volunteer "advisers" to serve alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria.

  • Russia displays naval might off Syria's Mediterranean coast 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 5:05 am

    TARTUS, Syria - A Russian navy missile cruiser is on duty off Syria's coast to help protect a Russian air base with an array of long-range missile systems.

  • Russia shows military might in Syria ahead of peace talks 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 4:16 pm

    HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria - Helicopter gunships sweep low around Russia's air base on the Syrian coast and long-range air-defense missile systems tower at the base's edge as warplanes take off one after another. The sound is deafening.

  • Australia resists US pressure to boost efforts against IS 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 10:19 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said Thursday that it was among 40 countries urged by the United States to increase their military contributions in Iraq and Syria following the Paris attacks in November. But Australia told the U.S. that its commitment would remain largely unchanged.