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Syria rejects international forces in safe zones

Syria on Monday dismissed the idea of foreign forces patrolling four "de-escalation zones" that are to be established under a deal struck by Russia, Iran and Turkey, suggesting that Damascus would settle only for Russian "military police" already on the ground.

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

President Trump's most senior military and foreign policy advisers have proposed a major shift in strategy in Afghanistan that would effectively put the United States back on a war footing with the Taliban.

Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

Afghanistan's air force has pounded Islamic State targets in an eastern province where an Afghan and U.S. military raid last month killed the militant group's top commander, the government said on Monday.

Alliance with US is key issue as S. Koreans choose new president

The left-leaning candidate projected by polls to win Tuesday's snap presidential election frequently says South Korea needs to learn to say no to the United States.

A Navy SEAL was killed in Somalia. Here’s what you need to know about U.S. operations there.

On May 4, a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed and at least two others wounded in a raid against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

Syrian FM: No international force for Syria safe zones

Syria's foreign minister on Monday dismissed the idea of foreign forces patrolling four safe zones that are to be established under a deal struck by Russia, Iran and Turkey, suggesting Damascus would only settle for Russian "military police" who are already on the ground in the so-called de-escalation zones.