violence in the Middle East - updates

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Trump says U.S. withdrawing from Syria 'very soon'

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:40 PM

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is asked if she was aware of any decision for the US to pull out of Syria. 'I am not, no. No,' she says.

US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, February 16, 2018, as he travels to Florida for the weekend. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

ISIS at outskirts of Syria's Aleppo despite Russian raids

Oct 09, 2015 - 10:46 PM

UPDATED With Moscow in its 10th day of strikes the United States announces it would halt its troubled program to build up Syrian rebel units to fight ISIS

Libya government warns aggression will be met with force

May 28, 2015 - 1:48 AM

Thani s spokesman said after his car was hit by bullets wounding a bodyguard that it had been an attempt to kill the premier

Violence rages across Syria as UN mission clock ticks

Jul 21, 2012 - 10:15 PM

UPDATED Heavy clashes rage between Syrian troops and rebels with at least 24 people killed

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2059 (2012), extending the mandate of the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) for thirty days, 20 July 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photo by Devra Berkowitz / UN.

Annan admits Syria failure, at least 60 killed

Jul 08, 2012 - 8:01 AM

International envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged the failure so far of his mission to bring peace to Syria as more than 60 people were killed in violence on Saturday July 7 that also spilled over into Lebanon