Syria

Trudeau, King of Jordan to meet in Ottawa

The Prime Minister's Office says the two will discuss the partnership between Canada and Jordan and efforts to promote diversity and counter violent extremism.

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Turkish president Erdogan ‘did a great job,’ says country’s ambassador to Canada.

Ambassador Kerim Uras was asked to respond to calls that Recep Tayyip Erdogan should be charged with war crimes.

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12 killed, several wounded by car bomb in northern Syria.

A car bomb exploded Saturday in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least 12 people and wounding several others, Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defence Ministry said. Northern Syria ha...

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U.N. Query on Syria Hospital Bombings May Be Undermined by Russia Pressure, Limited Scope

The United Nations is investigating attacks on seven humanitarian sites in Syria. Diplomats say Russia is trying to keep the U.N. findings secret.

Experts Divided on Authenticity of Islamic State Receipts.

A Times article based on documents recovered by a researcher reported that ISIS made payments to members of a rival group.

ISIS Suspect Trapped at Turkish-Greek Border Is to Be Deported to U.

Turkey said it had received assurances from Washington that the American, whose fate had been in limbo, would not be refused entry.

Erdogan Hands ‘Tough Guy’ Letter Back to Trump

The Turkish leader, who is visiting Washington, said he had returned the president’s message over a military incursion into Syria.

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No signs of foul play in death of White Helmets founder, say Turkish police.

James Le Mesurier’s remains due in UK as police say so far no evidence death was suspiciousTurkish investigators say they have so far found no evidence of foul play in the death of the former British military officer James Le Mesurier, who helped ...

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Syrian refugees ask Norway police to investigate war crimes.

Torture survivors file dossier of evidence against 17 high-ranking Syrian officialsSyrian refugees in Norway have joined a pan-European drive for justice over torture, extra-judicial killings and other abuse, making a landmark request for Norwegia...

Tensions high ahead of Trump’s meeting with Turkish President Erdogan.

Erdogan and Trump have a difficult agenda Wednesday that includes Turkey's decision to buy a Russian air defence system and its attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Turkey will free Isis fighters and send them to Europe, says Erdoğan.

Turkey begins deporting some of the 1,200 foreign jihadis in its custodyThe Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued a thinly veiled threat that Turkey could release jailed Islamic State fighters and send them to Europe, a day after the...

U.S. forces say they’ll redeploy, work with Kurds to continue pressure on Islamic State

The deployment of the mechanized force comes after US troops pulled out from northeastern Syria, making way for a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters that began last month.

British man who helped found Syria’s White Helmets discovered dead in Turkey.

Le Mesurier was the founder and CEO of May Day Rescue, which founded and trained the White Helmets.

British man who helped found Syria’s White Helmets discovered dead in Turkey.

Le Mesurier was the founder and CEO of May Day Rescue, which founded and trained the White Helmets.

Bosnia says it will take back citizens who fought for Islamic State in Syria.

Officials in Bosnia last week expressed outrage after French President Emmanuel Macron described the country as a "ticking time bomb" because of "returning jihadists."

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James Le Mesurier, Backer of Syrian White Helmets, Is Found Dead in Turkey.

The death of Mr. Le Mesurier, a Briton who provided training and equipment for the civil defense group, is under investigation.

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Turkey Starts Sending Captured Foreign Fighters Home From Syria.

One of the first repatriated was an American said to be an Islamic State fighter. Western countries have strongly resisted taking back militants who went to fight in the region.

British founder of White Helmets found dead in Istanbul.

James Le Mesurier, who set up Syrian rescue group, reportedly found with injuries near homeThe British founder of the organisation that trained the Syrian rescue group known as the White Helmets has died in Istanbul.A spokesman for the White Helme...

Syrian Kurd leader hits out at UK's 'almost invisible' response to Turkish invasion.

Ilham Ahmed says Britain unwilling to offend Ankara fearing post-Brexit isolationThe leader of the Syrian Kurd civilian government has accused Britain of being almost invisible in its condemnation of the Turkish invasion in Syria, saying the UK ap...

Kurdish medics injured in apparent attack on ambulance in Syria.

Vehicle hit by shrapnel while on its way to rescue wounded from Turkish airstrikeAn ambulance on its way to rescue people wounded in a Turkish airstrike has been damaged in a bombing, in the latest of what Kurdish groups say is a pattern of attack...

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Syrian government troops, Turkish forces clash in northeast Syria: reports.

Intense clashes broke out Saturday between Syrian government troops and Turkish-led forces in northeast Syria, the country's state media and an opposition war monitor reported.

Protester dead after Turkish military vehicle runs him over during patrol.

The fatal incident reflects the complicated political geography in northern Syria in the wake of U.S. decision to pull its troops away from the border.

Turkey says it will start sending home captured Islamic State fighters.

Turkey has long criticized its European allies for refusing to take back Islamic State fighters who are their citizens.

Turkey threatens to send foreign Isis suspects home from next week.

Interior minister said repatriation of alleged terrorists would include those rendered statelessTurkey will begin deporting foreign members of Islamic State in Turkish custody back to their home countries from next week, the country’s interior min...

Terrorism Financing Charge Upheld Against French Company Lafarge.

The case is the first in France to have led to a criminal inquiry into a company’s liability for its activities abroad.

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