The Syrian Democratic Forces have almost captured two-thirds of the city.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his opposition, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) all recognized Eid al-Adha.
'Reconciliation deals' are farcical shows of forced settlement with support from Russian and Iranian forces.
Any proof of Ukrainian complicity on N. Korea's missile program would irreparably damage U.S.-Ukrainian relations.
Amnesty International has launched a campaign to highlight abductions in Syria.
Once a primary recipient of CIA assistance, the Free Syrian Army has since turned on U.S. efforts to battle ISIS using Kurdish militias.
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah declared August 28 to be Lebanon's greatest victory since expelling Israel in 2000, and thanked Syria for its support.
The Varshavyanka class are among the quietest in the world, according to the boasts of Russian state media.
Amnesty International called on all parties to create safe ways for civilians to flee the frontline.
Russia does not claim to have ground forces in combat in Syria, though the Ratnik kit is the latest Russian infantry armor and equipment set.
The two shipments of chemical weapons from North Korea and bound for Syria were intercepted in the last six months.
One of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest advisers said many challenges still lie ahead, including reconstruction and the presence of foreign powers.
The 59th Damascus International Fair opens despite ongoing violence in the outskirts of the Syrian capital. It's the first such event in five years.
After reportedly doubling their control of the country, Syrian troops conducted a nighttime raid behind enemy lines with the help of Russia.
The suspect fled to Syria after the murders, but Turkish police caught him when he tried to return.
Fields stands accused of second-degree murder after allegedly ramming his car into protesters in Charlottesville.
The law imposes an $800 fine for 'illegal preaching' and up to $16,700 on a religious organization.
The US is selling Ukraine lethal defensive weapons, including the Javelin anti-tank missile.
Russia's latest meeting with Iran and Iraq signals a growing cooperation between the powers, and a decline in U.S. influence in the Middle East.
As forces supported by the U.S. and Russia defeat ISIS across Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeks Moscow's help to prevent a new conflict.
The Kurdish-Arab alliance is battling to oust ISIS from the city where it executed several Western hostages.