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  1. Trump Officials Press for a Cease-Fire After Turkish Incursion in Syria World, Today

    A letter by President Trump last week, warning Mr. Erdogan in blunt terms against the incursion, threatened to make the shuttle diplomacy by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo more difficult.

  2. Civilian Casualties Reach Highest Level in Afghan War, U.N. Says World, Today

    July was the deadliest month for noncombatants in Afghanistan since the organization began tracking such figures a decade ago.

  3. A Foreseen Calamity in Syria Podcasts, Today

    President Trump’s troop withdrawal ignited a predicted outburst of chaos and carnage in the Middle East.

  4. Inside the Derailed White House Meeting U.S., Yesterday

    “I hate ISIS more than you do,” President Trump said. “You don’t know that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied. Here’s the rest of their exchange.

  5. Inside the Derailed White House Meeting U.S., Yesterday

    “I hate ISIS more than you do,” President Trump said. “You don’t know that,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi replied. Here’s the rest of their exchange.

  6. Fact-Checking Trump on Syria, Erdogan and the Kurds U.S., Yesterday

    The president wrongly claimed that a violent Kurdish separatist group was “more of a terrorist threat” than ISIS, among other inaccurate claims.

  7. Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote World, Yesterday

    President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.

  8. Kurds in Syria Were Sold Out by President Trump, 2020 Democrats Say U.S., October 15

    Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.

  9. 2020 Democrats Say President Trump ‘Sold Out the Kurds’ in Syria U.S., October 15

    Twelve Democratic presidential candidates shared the stage in Ohio for the fourth televised primary debate.

  10. ‘We Looked to Escape Death’: Violence Uproots Nearly 500,000 in Burkina Faso World, October 15

    Aid groups and the government of the West African nation have been at a loss to respond to a fast-moving emergency, set off by lawlessness and suspected terrorist attacks in a once-tranquil country.

  11. The U.S. Turned Syria’s North Into a Tinderbox. Then Trump Lit a Match. World, October 15

    The violence precipitated by the American withdrawal is an outcome of tensions that have been building since the conflict began more than eight years ago.

  12. How the U.S. Military Will Carry Out a Hasty, Risky Withdrawal From Syria World, October 15

    The Pentagon will have to disassemble combat bases that were built to stay for a mission that was supposed to last, and protect the troops as they withdraw amid a chaotic battlefield.

  13. Winners and Losers in Trump’s Troop Withdrawal From Syria World, October 15

    For months, analysts have outlined how such a move would risk upsetting the fragile balance of power in a complex war.

  14. In Syria, Russia Is Pleased to Fill an American Void World, October 15

    As the United States withdraws from Syria, Russia is stepping in, running patrols to separate warring factions, striking deals and helping President Bashar al-Assad advance.

  15. 4 Big Questions About Syria’s Future Interactive, October 15

    The surprise American withdrawal from parts of northern Syria reshuffled old alliances and touched off a new stage of the eight-year war.

  16. Trump Just Created a Moral and Strategic Disaster Opinion, October 14

    As desperate Kurds ally with Assad in Syria, the specter of the Islamic State threatens again, and American power dims.

  17. Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back World, October 14

    Syrian government forces streamed into the country’s northeast, filling a vacuum opened up by President Trump’s decision to pull back in Syria.

  18. Failed Notre-Dame Plot Leads to Shame, Regret and Heavy Sentences World, October 14

    The trial has shed new light on the role of women in homegrown terrorism in France.

  19. What the World Loses if Turkey Destroys the Syrian Kurds Opinion, October 14

    A radical political experiment is in peril.

  20. The Story of a Kurdish General Podcasts, October 14

    The Americans promised they would protect his people. Now, one Kurdish leader is forced to turn to former foes for help.

  21. Syria Live Updates: Assad’s Army Moves into Border Town World, October 14

    Hours after the Kurds forged a deal with the Syrian government, an American foe, the Syrian Army raced northwest to help battle Turkish-led forces.

  22. Syria Live Updates: As Turkey Invades, al-Assad Sees Chance to Reclaim Lost Territory World, October 14

    Hours after reaching an agreement with Kurdish forces, the Syrian Army entered a key town near the Turkish border — a significant shift in the power dynamic.

  23. The Kurds’ Prisons and Detention Camps for ISIS Members, Explained U.S., October 13

    As the Turkish invasion leads to deteriorating security in northern Syria, the custody of about 11,000 captive ISIS fighters — and many thousands more detained ISIS women and children — is in doubt.

  24. No, Kurds and Turks Are Not ‘Natural Enemies,’ Mr. Trump Opinion, October 13

    What they need is American leadership to help them make peace.

  25. Pullback Leaves Green Berets Feeling ‘Ashamed,’ and Kurdish Allies Describing ‘Betrayal’ World, October 13

    As Turkish forces cross into Kurdish areas of northern Syria, the orders from Washington to U.S. troops are simple: Stand back. Let the Kurds fight for themselves.

  26. Abandoned by U.S. in Syria, Kurds Find New Ally in American Foe World, October 13

    Under fire by Turkish forces, the militia that battled ISIS threw in its lot with Syria’s Russian-backed government.

  27. Trump’s Abrupt Shifts in Middle East Unnerve U.S. Allies World, October 12

    President Trump’s acquiescence to a Turkish raid on the Kurds in northern Syria alarmed allies for its unpredictability as much as its betrayal.

  28. Militants Backed by Turkey Kill at Least Two Prisoners in Syria World, October 12

    The killings of Kurdish prisoners by Arab fighters, one of which was captured on video, raised the specter of wider sectarian warfare as fighting in Syria escalates.

  29. Syrian Arab Fighters Backed by Turkey Kill Two Kurdish Prisoners World, October 12

    The killings, one of them caught on video, raised the specter of wider sectarian warfare as fighting in Syria escalates.

  30. Goodbye, America. Goodbye, Freedom Man. Opinion, October 11

    Under Trump, the U.S. becomes the world’s fair-weather friend.

  31. White House Threatens Turkey With Crippling Sanctions U.S., October 11

    The warning comes after Turkey launched military operations against the American military’s Kurdish allies in Syria.

  32. Why Turkey Took the Fight to Syria Opinion, October 11

    The Turkish foreign minister says the military operation is necessary for national security and to help displaced Syrians return home.

  33. ISIS Rears Its Head, Adding to Chaos as Turkey Battles Kurds World, October 11

    A prison break and a bombing claimed by the Islamic State punctuated fears that the Turkish invasion, now in its third day, was sowing mayhem.

  34. In Syria, Trump Distills a Foreign Policy of Impulse, and Faces the Fallout U.S., October 10

    Having upended Middle East policy, the president is now trying to find a way to reverse the consequences as Turkish forces bombard the Kurdish fighters who helped overpower ISIS.

  35. James Foley’s Mother Worries About ISIS Resurrection as Turks Attack Kurds World, October 10

    Diane Foley, mother of James W. Foley, the first American hostage of the Islamic State to be beheaded, said she hoped the ISIS prisoners believed responsible do not escape custody as Syria plunges into a volatile new phase.

  36. Turkey’s Assault on Kurds Abandoned by U.S. Opinion, October 10

    Readers express dismay at the president’s actions, and one wonders, “So what’s in it for Donald J. Trump?”

  37. Trump Says the Kurds ‘Didn’t Help’ at Normandy. Here’s the History. World, October 10

    Kurds may not have been present at the D-Day landings, but there is evidence some fought for the Allies during World War II.

  38. Trump Confirms 2017 Killing of Feared Bomb Maker for Al Qaeda World, October 10

    Mr. Trump said that Ibrahim al-Asiri, among the world’s most feared terrorist operatives of the past decade, was killed in Yemen, but did not explain why confirming his death took so long.

  39. Timeline: The Kurds, Turkey and the U.S., Allies and Enemies World, October 10

    Turkey’s attack on Kurdish strongholds along the Syrian border has been years in the making.

  40. Kurds, Turkey and the U.S.: 5 Years of Tension, Alliances and Conflict World, October 10

    Turkey’s attack on Kurdish strongholds along the Syrian border has been years in the making.

  41. Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS World, October 10

    A married couple used knives and scissors to assault the minister, a former general, leaving him with two stomach wounds.

  42. Indonesia Security Chief Stabbed in Attack Linked to ISIS World, October 10

    A married couple used knives and scissors to assault the minister, a former general, leaving him with two stomach wounds.

  43. Turkish Forces Escalate Campaign in Syria Against Kurdish-Led Militia World, October 10

    Turkish forces kill at least 23 Kurdish fighters and seize 11 towns. The Kurdish-led militia punches back but quits anti-ISIS operations.

  44. U.S. Moves to Take ‘High Value’ ISIS Detainees, Including Britons Who Abused Hostages U.S., October 9

    The military is taking several dozen men out of Kurdish-run wartime prisons in Syria as Turkey invades the region.

  45. Why Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria? World, October 9

    On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it was beginning an assault on a Kurdish-led militia in northeastern Syria. How did the two American allies get here?

  46. When Social Media Becomes a Wartime Necessity Technology, October 9

    Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad, who cover the Middle East, have found Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and YouTube vital to getting information out of Syria.

  47. Turkey Begins Syria Incursion, Targeting Militia Backed by U.S. World, October 9

    Turkey moved ahead with plans to send forces into northeastern Syria, which a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia said would cause a “humanitarian catastrophe.”

  48. Turkey Launches Syria Offensive, Targeting U.S.-Backed Kurds World, October 9

    Turkey began a military operation against a Kurdish-led militia in Syria after getting a green light from President Trump. Two people were reported killed.

  49. Did Trump Just Backstab Our Kurdish Allies for Turkey? Opinion, October 8

    Withdrawing troops in Syria pleases Turkey but endangers Kurds fighting the Islamic State.

  50. Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria World, October 8

    Turkey’s president said a Syrian operation was imminent but confusion remained over President Trump’s Syria policy.

  51. Is the U.S. Betraying Its Kurdish Allies? Podcasts, October 8

    President Trump’s promise to withdraw troops from Syria could leave one of America’s closest partners in the region more vulnerable to attack.

  52. Does Donald Trump Know What His Syria Policy Is? Opinion, October 7

    Another round of contradictory signals from the White House shakes allies’ trust and puts lives at risk.

  53. Caught Between Trump, Turkey and Kurds, Pentagon Struggles to Piece Together Syria Strategy World, October 7

    The Pentagon is scrambling to respond to the words of a president who views Syria and the fight against ISIS as a battle largely won and done for American troops.

  54. Trump’s Green Light to Turkey Raises Fears About ISIS Detainees U.S., October 7

    Thousands of Islamic State prisoners of war from around the world are being detained by the Syrian Kurd forces whom Turkey plans to target.

  55. Pulling of U.S. Troops in Syria Could Aid Assad and ISIS World, October 7

    Analysts said the redeployment would betray America’s Syrian Kurdish allies, decrease American leverage in Syria and open a void that could benefit Iran, Russia and the Islamic State.

  56. When ‘Get Out’ Is a President’s National Security Strategy World, October 7

    President Trump has demonstrated that in his pursuit of ending America’s “endless wars,” no troop presence abroad is too small to escape his desire to terminate it.

  57. Trump Declares ‘Time for Us to Get Out’ of Syria as Allies Object U.S., October 7

    President Trump’s decision to clear the way for a Turkish military operation drew criticism from top Republicans. The president pivoted Monday morning, saying he would prevent Turkey from going too far.

  58. A Look at Who Is Affected by Trump’s Shift in Syria World, October 7

    Kurdish fighters in northern Syria partnered with the United States to fight the Islamic State, but may find themselves facing Turkey’s military alone.

  59. President Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy U.S., October 7

    The operation would sweep away American-backed Kurdish forces near the border in Syria. The White House said U.S. forces “will no longer be in the immediate area.”

  60. U.S. Sees Rising Threat in the West From Qaeda Branch in Syria World, September 29

    American counterterrorism officials are voicing alarm about a Qaeda affiliate in Syria that they say is plotting attacks from the country’s northwest.

  61. U.S. Military Again Strikes ISIS in Southern Libya World, September 27

    The Pentagon carried out its third airstrike in a week against ISIS fighters in Libya amid signs the group was seeking to increase its recruiting.

  62. A Desperate Battle, and a Victory for Now, at a Remote Afghan Outpost World, September 26

    Struggling Afghan forces took three northern districts from the Taliban. But the cost was high, and troops depend on American airstrikes to hold on.

  63. U.S. Drone Attacks ISIS Fighters in Southern Libya U.S., September 20

    The American military carried out an airstrike Thursday against Islamic State fighters in southern Libya in a reminder of the terrorist group’s resilience.

  64. The Violence That Followed Iraq’s Post-Invasion Spiral Magazine, September 20

    James Verini is out with “They Will Have to Die Now,” a book about the battle of Mosul and its consequences.

  65. American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Plane Sabotage May Have Ties to Terrorists, U.S. Says U.S., September 18

    A judge denied bail to the employee, who the authorities said told federal agents he had tampered with the plane because he was upset about an impasse over a union contract.