Syrian Democratic Forces commander Mazloum Kobane appeared to corroborate President Donald Trump's account of their call.
The president has called the negotiations with Turkey after the fallout from his Syria withdrawal a "big success."
Abandoning our Kurdish partners, who valiantly fought alongside us to combat ISIS, is not consistent with who we are as a military force.
The Russian Defense Ministry released a new map following the country's deal with Turkey to pause military operations and facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish-led forces from northeastern Syria.
Thirty-one percent of Republicans disapprove of the president's decision to withdraw troops in Syria, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released on Wednesday.
A deal agreed between Russia and Turkey on Tuesday handed Kurdish-led forces a 150-hour ultimatum to withdraw from an 18-mile zone along the Turkish border.
James Franklin Jeffrey told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday that the government does not know exactly how many Islamic State militants have been freed.
Striking images obtained by Newsweek tell the story of what life is like for some children in a stretch of Syria once again ravaged by conflict due to a Turkey-backed attack on Kurdish-led forces.
The president has come under fire from Republican lawmakers over his Syria troop withdrawal, allowing Turkey's invasion of Kurdish areas.
Samuel Ramani of Oxford University describes an "increasingly tripolar system in the Middle East" with "the U.S as a security guarantor," China "emerging as a major economic powerhouse" and Russia "de-escalating tensions."
The deal would maintain gains by a Turkish-led operation and allow joint Russian and Syrian military patrols to facilitate the removal of Kurdish-led forces elsewhere along the border.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said allying with Kurdish-led forces was "a constitutional duty" and "a national duty."
Stranded between Iran and Erdogan, Israel needs regional allies—but they won't move until the peace process with the Palestinians is revived.
"We're in trouble," Steve Schmidt said in a Monday interview. "You see America in retreat, literally."
Danish freelance journalist Thea Pedersen told Newsweek she was the first journalist to access the heavily-restricted site since the Turkish-led operation and described the atmosphere as "tense."
Steven L. Hall criticised President Donald Trump for reportedly consulting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Ukraine.
"These [Republican] members are in a situation where they just can't defend the indefensible," former Representative Charlie Dent said.
Trump is dismantling a U.S.-led global architecture built by four generations, paid for by thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars of investment.
Journalist Thea Pedersen, who documented the alleged white phosphorous burn victims at hospitals in northeastern Syria, described to Newsweek graphic scenes of discolored, dead skin that, despite decades of experience, doctors said they "had never seen before."
Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkish forces agreed to a five-day pause to operations to allow Syrian Democratic Forces to withdraw and that Turkey stood ready to resume the invasion.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday told reporters that U.S. troops are not leaving the Middle East and that the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) will continue.
Republican Congressman Will Hurd warned that 30,000 ISIS fighters are "going to come back" to Syria, and he accused the Trump administration of agreeing to "terms of surrender" rather than a peace deal with Turkey.
The tweet was shared thousands of times before being deleted and appeared to contradict plans to shift troops from Syria into western Iraq—not back to the U.S.
New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez said it's no coincidence that Russia continues getting foreign policy victories over the Trump administration.
Buttigieg rejected any proposal to "completely withdraw" troops from the Middle East, and said President Trump's erratic foreign policy is affecting Americans' safety.
"If we abandon the Kurds, ISIS will come back and if there's an attack here or against our allies, President Trump owns it," the Republican senator said.
General Mazlum Kobane told NBC that the pullout of U.S. troops and the agreement to a buffer zone could have catastrophic consequences for the Kurds.
The minute long video opens by calling Romney, "Slick, slippery, stealthy--Mitt Romney had us fooled." The video also claims that Romney was "posing as a Republican," during Romney's 2016 bid for secretary of state.
The two exchanged heated words for one another after Susan Rice appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO.