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Putin Hosts Turkey’s Leader to Discuss Syria, Weapons Deals

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday hosted Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks focusing on the situation in Syria, the sale of advanced Russian missiles to Turkey and other economic deals. Turkey has ignored U.S. demands to ab...
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US: Alabama Woman Who Joined Islamic State Is not a Citizen

WASHINGTON — An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim. "She's an A...
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Israel Says Its Jets Struck Iranian Military Sites in Syria

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said its jets struck Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that marked a rare departure from Israel's years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring Syria. The military said the ...
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US Service Members Killed in Syria Blast

BEIRUT — A number of U.S. service members were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President ...
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US Official Says Withdrawal From Syria Has Begun

BAGHDAD — After days of conflicting statements about a timeline for President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, a U.S. defense official said Friday the process has begun with the r...
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Trump Reclaims Spotlight With Long, Rambling Cabinet Meeting

WASHINGTON — Home alone no more, President Donald Trump had a lot to share when he convened a rambling Cabinet meeting on Day 12 of the government shutdown. The president, eager for company after a lonely stretch in a near-empty White House, zigzagged for m...