Turkey-Syria border

Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

Any Turkish jets or bombers that cross into Syria will be shot down, official says, as Ankara readies Afrin operation.

Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey boosting military presence along border near Syria's Afrin

Turkey is steadily increasing its troop presence near the Kurdish-held border town of Afrin.

Turkey-Syria border

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Reported US-initiated Syria border force is 'misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke', top US diplomat says.

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Russia

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Turkey-Syria border

Turkish FM: Syria force may 'irreversibly harm' US ties

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu warns US counterpart Tillerson over moves to form a 30,000-strong army in the north of Syria.

Cavusoglu: US-Turkey ties may get 'irreversibly harmed'

Turkey-Syria border

US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

US-led coalition forces don't operate in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin after Turkey vows attack, news report says.

US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

Jordan

Jordan police raid 'Captagon factory' in drug bust

Reported to be the first raid of its kind in the country, Jordanian police seize several tonnes of drug substances.

Jordanian police raid facility in drug bust

Turkey-Syria border

Syria: Kurdish civilians fear threat of Turkey offensive

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the NATO military alliance for support, accusing the US of violating its border.

Turkey-Syria border

New US-backed Syria force: Five things you should know

Here is what you need to know about the US-backed Syria force reportedly in the making in the country's northeast.

New US-backed Syria force: Five things you should know

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey bolsters Syria border as US force plan slammed

Armoured vehicles, tanks deployed as Turkey, Syria and Russia attack US-led coalition plan to form 30,000-strong force.

Turkey-Syria border

Erdogan: US trying to form 'terror army' in Syria

Turkey president pledges to 'drown terror army' before it is born, referring to Syria force US reportedly seeks to form.

Erdogan: US trying to form 'terror army' in Syria

Inside Story

Is Trump 'playing with fire' by backing Kurds in Syria?

Turkey says it is threatened by a new US-trained army of 30,000 mainly Kurdish soldiers on its border.

Syria's Civil War

Turkey, Russia: Anger over US backing of Kurdish forces

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that the formation of a zone controlled by US-backed fighters could lead to the partition of Syria.

Syria's Civil War

Russia fears US aiming 'to cut Syria into pieces'

Russia's foreign minister accuses Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity in north Syria.

Lavrov: US wants to split Syria, must accept Iran deal

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG

Turkish forces hit Syrian Kurd militia with artillery fire as President Erdogan vows attack on YPG-controlled Afrin.