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Assad closer to Ghouta victory, as some rebels prepare to quit

SyrianrebelsbeganleavingEasternGhoutaonThursday,statemediasaid,underthefirstsuchevacuationdealfromthebatteredoppositionenclaveoutsideDamascus.Statetelevisionann

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Turkey-led forces comb Syria's Afrin after ousting Kurds

Turkish-ledforcessecuredthecityofAfrinonMondayafteradeadlytwo-monthassaultthatdealttheKurdsamajorblowandcouldreshapetheregion.Oppositiongroupssupportingthecaptu

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Syria conflict: 'Russians killed' in US air strikes<br>

AtleasttwoRussianfighterswerekilledinUSairstrikesinnorth-easternSyrialastweek,theirassociatessaid.Theysaidtheycouldhavebeenhiredbyprivatemilitarycompaniessuppor

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China's J-20 stealth jet put into air force combat service

China'slatestJ-20stealthfightershavebeencommissionedintoairforcecombatservice,aspokespersonconfirmedFriday."ItmarksanimportantstepfortheJ-20tohavecomprehensivec

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34 militants killed in Afghan Nangarhar province

About34militants,including31fightersoftheIslamicState(IS)terroristgroup,werekilledandsevenpeoplewoundedintwoincidentsinAfghanistan'seasternprovinceofNangarhar,t

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18 civilians killed by Turkish airstrikes and shelling in Syria's Afrin

Atleast18civilianshavebeenkilledintheTurkishmilitarycampaignagainstSyria'sKurdish-heldAfrinenclaveinnorthernSyria,amonitorgroupreportedSunday.TheSyrianObservato

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IS strengthening grip in Afghanistan could destabilize broader region

MilitantsloyaltotheIslamicState(IS)terrorgrouphavebeenattemptingtostrengthentheirgripandboosttheirpresenceinmilitancy-plaguedAfghanistan,localanalystshavewarned

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