Troop withdrawals

FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, Syrian soldiers arrive to Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Syria says Iran-backed fighters have withdrawn more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Syria's frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in order not to "irritate" Israel. Alexander Lavrentyev told the Russian Interfax news agency on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that an agreement was reached "with Russian guarantees," without elaborating. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 01, 2018 - 9:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Syria said Wednesday that an agreement with Israel that includes Russian guarantees ensures that Iran-backed fighters will remain more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from Syria's frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference after a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, July 12, 2018. NATO leaders gather in Brussels for a two-day summit. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
July 12, 2018 - 7:32 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 1:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has denied reports that U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw the United States from the NATO military alliance in a dispute over funding. "President Trump never at...
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A Chinese woman pulls a trolley bag past a Chinese magazine cover showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 13, 2018 - 5:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. China won big at the summit after Trump made surprising pledges to suspend war games with South Korea and eventually pull U.S...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo answers questions during a press briefing Monday, June 11, 2018 in Singapore one day before President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 11, 2018 - 6:31 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Latest on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Iran says North Korea should be wary of negotiating with President Donald Trump following his withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement. Foreign...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem sits beneath a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad as he speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Al-Moallem said Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. (SANA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 1:49 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. Walid al-Moallem's comments came amid rising tension in the region as Israel has repeatedly warned against any...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem sits beneath a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad as he speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Al-Moallem said Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. (SANA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 11:04 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. Walid al-Moallem's comments came amid rising tension in the region as Israel has repeatedly warned against any...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem sits beneath a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad as he speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Al-Moallem said Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. (SANA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 9:52 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. Walid al-Moallem's comments came amid rising tension in the region as Israel has repeatedly warned against any...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency that "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 6:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since it...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 4:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria has dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since it...
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