The U.S. gained an ally in Baghdad after overthrowing Saddam Hussein in 2003, but an alliance of Iran, Iraq, Russia and Syria is growing stronger.
Iran is sending officials to Lebanon, Iraq and Syria as tensions mount with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Every day those 2,000 U.S. troops remain in Syria, we remain saddled with enormous strategic risk.
Moscow's top diplomat accused the West of targeting the Russian public, not elites, with sanctions.
Syria celebrates 72 years of independence from France on April 17, 2018.
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley cautioned that chemical attacks similar to those in Syria "could happen" in the United States doesn't take more precautions domestically.
Unlike Trump, Obama initially turned to Congress to decide on whether to attack Syria.
Since 2001, the U.S. has been involved in several ongoing overseas conflicts with no clear end in sight.
The world's top two military powers may be on a collision course in Syria.
"The Russians met their match," said CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has been nominated for secretary of state.
"We hope the Trump administration thinks twice before deciding to attack Syria," the ruling Chinese Communist Party's newspaper said.
Defense Secretary James Mattis is heading to the White House to show President Donald Trump his options for attacking Syria.
Two opposing, multinational alliances are forming as President Donald Trump decides whether or not to attack Syria.
Russian jets are soaring over the waters of the Mediterranean, and Syria has moved new air defenses near Assad's presidential palace.
President Trump could decide whether to attack Syria as soon as "later today," a move that could draw a Russian military response.
A high-ranking defector's testimony details the regime's plan to target foreign journalists to silence independent reporting on the now seven-year-long conflict.
The Pentagon has denied responsibility for the attack.
The Syrian military has forced the insurgents of eastern Ghouta to either surrender or leave, but pro-Assad forces expected a fight with ISIS in the south.
The U.S. and Russia have both contributed to the fight against ISIS, but their goals for postwar Syria differ.
Iraq and Syria declared victory over ISIS in late 2017, but the U.S. and Turkey have resisted calls to withdraw their forces.
Syria has been ravaged by a bloody civil war for the past seven years.