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How Trump's Middle East trip may have alienated a key counterterror ally
President Trump said Thursday that his first trip overseas has given him “renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism , a common threat to all of humanity.” But his time in the Middle East may have done more to deepen one of the region's main religious divides and
House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'
House Speaker Paul Ryan says the violence against peaceful protesters by bodyguards for Turkey's president was "completely indefensible," and members of Congress are pressing the Trump administration for a more forceful U.S. response.
On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war's reality
President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy sets foot in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the daily transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict
US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned
Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by U.S. security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week
Suspected Syrian militia leader goes on trial in Germany
A 42-year-old Syrian man has gone on trial in Germany on allegations he led a militia in his home country responsible for torture and killings
Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities
Fortified berm marks the de facto border between federal Iraq and its northern, self-governing Kurdish region
President Trump delivers remarks at Arab Islamic American Summit
The president in the speech called on Muslim leaders to unite with other countries in fighting terrorism.
Last batch of rebels leaving central Homs in Syria
Syrian state TV and an opposition monitoring group are reporting that the final batch of opposition fighters and their families are leaving a besieged neighborhood in the central city of Homs
Turkey steps up training of Syrian opposition forces
Turkey has increased military capabilities at its border with Syria and Iraq, and intensified the training of Syrian opposition fighters, according to the country's official news agency.
Melee outside Turkish ambassador's home left injuries, shock
Concussions, broken and loose teeth, headaches, and a popped blood vessel in the eye are some of the injuries from the melee outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington