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Senior State Official Accused of Mismanagement to Step Down

Kevin Moley, the top U.S. diplomat overseeing international organizations affairs, will retire next month.

Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan speaks at a press conference.

Trump’s Next Envoy to Russia Has a Mountain to Climb

First John Sullivan must get through Congress, which wants to question him about Ukraine. Then he must deal with a hostile Moscow.

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters drive into northern Syria.

Fighting Continues in Syria Despite Cease-Fire Agreement

The tentative agreement negotiated by the United States was seen as a major victory for Ankara.

Relatives visit the tombs of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Turkey Advances on Kobani in Latest Broken Promise

Erdogan told Trump he would not attack the symbolically important Kurdish-held town in northern Syria.

A Syrian Democratic Forces mortar team targets the Islamic State near Deir Ezzor, Syria.

Kurdish Fighters Mount Counterattack Using Network of Tunnels

The Syrian Democratic Forces have recaptured some territory from Turkish-backed forces.

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters kneel to pray.

Turkish-Backed Forces Are Freeing Islamic State Prisoners

Ankara’s radical proxies are also apparently executing Kurdish prisoners and killing unarmed civilians, videos show.

President Donald Trump speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Trump’s Weak Sanctions May Only Help Erdogan

Despite his vow to “destroy” Turkey’s economy, the U.S. president could help its leader escape the wrath of Congress.

Demonstrators hold smoke grenades as they gather in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Zelensky Flounders in Bid to End Ukraine’s War

Pushing a controversial peace agreement, the new president faces blowback in Kyiv that he may not be able to overcome.

Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee speak after a hearing.

Senate Democrats Urge More Probes Into Unfolding Impeachment Saga

Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee urge Republican leadership to investigate the Ukraine affair that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper

Pentagon Chief: ‘We Are Not Abandoning the Kurds’

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the decision to withdraw troops from the Turkey-Syria border even while sending additional forces to Saudi Arabia.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine arrives on Capitol Hill to give testimony before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the impeachment investigation

Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale

As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.

Trade War Pause Leaves Few Happy

Mini-deal between the United States and China brings relief to farmers but offers no long-term solutions.

A woman sits in front of the tomb a Syrian Democratic Forces fighter.

An Angry Congress Prepares to Rebuke Trump Over Kurds

Lawmakers expect to get a veto-proof majority backing sanctions against Turkey.

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Deir Ezzor, Syria.

‘Some of the Most Noble People I’d Ever Met’

U.S. military officers who fought in Syria say they are devastated and ashamed by Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish-led forces.

A Turkish bombardment on Syria's northeastern town of Ras al-Ain.

Turkey’s Syria Assault Halts the Fight Against ISIS

The Trump administration’s abrupt decision to pull out of Syria has, as expected, led to a pause in the fight against the Islamic State.

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