Greece: America's New Key Strategic Partner

The discovery of natural gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean is redrawing the world's energy map, and few are better poised to support America's interests than Greece.

Can Iraq Bring Iran and Saudi Arabia Together?

Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey were set to meet in what would be a rare display of unity at a time when conflicts, competing interests and foreign influence had left it deeply divided.

Putin: Trump's Syria Withdrawal Is a 'Positive Step'

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met in the Black Sea city of Sochi, Russia, to discuss bringing the Syrian conflict to a close.

U.S. Allies in Syria Claim 'There Is No Withdrawal'

The Syrian Democratic Forces claimed President Donald Trump's pullout from Syria was still in its "theoretical form" but they are already reportedly giving up positions in fear of a Turkish attack.

Turkey 'Not Scared' of Trump, Despite Syria Threats

"Nothing can be achieved by threatening Turkey economically," said the country's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, as the Trump administration warned Ankara against ordering an offensive against Kurdish forces.

Trial Begins Over Russian Ambassador Assassination

Andrei Karlov was shot during a press conference, allegedly by 22-year-old Mevlut Mert Altinas, who screamed, "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!" immediately after the killing.