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Russia warns US: regime change in Syria could lead to "total chaos"

Regime change in Syria could plunge the region into "total chaos," a Kremlin spokesman warned Friday, a day after media reports that dozens of US diplomatic staff members had called for military...

Russia warns US regime change in Syria could lead to "total chaos"

Regime change in Syria could plunge the region into chaos, a Kremlin spokesman warned on Friday, a day after media reports that dozens of US diplomatic staff members had called for military...

Russia strikes US-backed anti-Islamic State force in Syria

Russian airstrikes in southern Syria hit an anti-Islamic State rebel force backed by the United States, news reports quoted the US government as saying Friday.

Race to control land as Islamic State risks losing Dabiq

As Islamic State is losing ground to rebels on the Turkish border, the race is on to see who gets to take the land from the extremists. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda in Syria is growing more assertive as...

Despite breaches, Syria ceasefire is holding well, activists say

A partial ceasefire in Syria's civil war appeared to be broadly holding Saturday, despite a number of reported breaches and a major offensive by Islamic State jihadists against Kurdish forces.

Islamic State feeling the pinch in key territory along Turkish border

The Islamic State is facing a surprising three-way pincer movement against its positions in a key stretch of territory along the Syrian border with Turkey, threatening its hold over the land,...