With the capture from Islamic State militants of an enclave in southern Damascus, the city and its suburbs are now in the hands of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the first time since 2011.
The Trump administration designates Valiollah Seif, head of Iran's central bank, a terrorist and says it will impose worldwide sanctions on anyone doing business with him.
Interviews with multiple U.S. officials and advisers make it clear that America's closest allies had no chance of persuading the president to accept even a toughened-up version of the nuclear deal.
Benjamin Netanyahu's presentation on Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program was all smoke and mirrors to influence President Trump.
The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon say the Western attack has damaged prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.
If Russia was involved, it may be a sign of Vladimir Putin’s determination to assert the prerogatives of his nation's sphere of influence in Syria.
“Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel,” Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu said, vowing that his country would do “whatever is necessary" in defense.
The group's secretary-general says Saudis forced the Lebanese prime minister to announce his resignation in a bid to destabilize his country.