Syrian Civil War News
Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle
Syrian state media say government forces have moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district
Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing
Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing, leaving many without care to die
Syrian refugee stuck in Malaysia airport for nearly 50 days
Remember the 2004 movie "The Terminal" that starred Tom Hanks as an immigrant from eastern Europe who became stranded at New York's JFK airport? Hassan Al Kontar has a lot in common with Hanks' fictional character. The 36-year-old Syrian refugee has been stuck in the transit zone of Kuala Lumpur
Prosecutors say terror suspect doesn't qualify for immunity
Federal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn't entitled to the sort of immunity often bestowed upon soldiers in national armies during wartime
Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus
Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week
Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants
A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria
Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site
Global chemical weapons watchdog says it has collected samples from Douma, Syria, two weeks after suspected chemical weapons attack.
The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attack
The global chemical weapons watchdog says a team of inspectors has visited the Syrian town of Douma to collect samples for an investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack there two weeks ago
US says China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability'
The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others.
The Latest: France demands access for chemical inspectors
France is suggesting that Syria and Russia may be covering up evidence of a chemical weapons attack, and is demanding that international inspectors gain access to the Syrian town where it alleged happened