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For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

As U.S. troops beef up in eastern Syria to protect oil fields, residents hope their mission will bring stability and prosperity to the remote and resource-rich region -and keep the Syrian... Read full article: For east Syria, US troops are about much...→

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

As U.S. troops beef up in eastern Syria to protect oil fields, residents hope their mission will bring stability and prosperity to the remote and resource-rich region -and keep the Syrian... Read full article: For east Syria, US troops are about much...→

U.S. considers sending more troops to the Middle East

U.S. considers sending more troops to the Middle East

A top Pentagon official said the U.S. is considering sending additional American troops to the Middle East due to concerns about the threat stream emanating from Iran. Read full article: U.S. considers sending more troops to th...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in northern Syria: report

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in northern Syria: report

Russian troops took over the Kobani airfield in northern Syria last week, one day after U.S. troops moved out, according to a report. Read full article: Russian troops take over abandoned US ai...→

Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play into old fears of U.S. policy in Middle East

Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play into old fears of U.S. policy in Middle East

President Donald Trump has consistently argued in favor of ending Middle East wars, while holding on to foreign oil assets— feeding into longstanding criticism about the intention of U.S. intervention. Read full article: Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play i...→

FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil drug to protect against heart problems

A panel of experts unanimously recommended Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration allow wider use of a fish oil-based drug to treat people at high risk for heart attacks and strokes even when they are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs. The... Read full article: FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US commander in Syria: American troops redeploying to bases, including in new locations, to keep up pressure on IS Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on IS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and... Read full article: US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep...→

US will leave about 600 troops in Syria for ‘enduring defeat of ISIS’

US will leave about 600 troops in Syria for ‘enduring defeat of ISIS’

The US military will keep about 600 troops in Syria to maintain the “enduring defeat of ISIS,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday. The small “footprint” o… Read full article: US will leave about 600 troops in Syria ...→

Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forces Will Go to Kurds

Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forces Will Go to Kurds

A Pentagon spokesman told reporters revenues from Syrian oil secured by U.S. troops will go to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read full article: Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forc...→

Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, U.S. officials said. Read full article: Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

U.S. armored vehicles and infantry troops have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a new deployment to defend oil facilities from falling into the hands of ISIS. Read full article: US armored vehicles, infantry troops arr...→

Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing force’ in Syria, Middle East

Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing force’ in Syria, Middle East

American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stabilizing force” in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Read full article: Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing...→

Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have officially left border with Turkey as U.S. troops guard oil

Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have officially left border with Turkey as U.S. troops guard oil

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that his troops and their Syrian military allies have begun to take positions once held by the Kurdish YPG as part of a deal with Turkey. Read full article: Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have o...→

Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will Betray an Ally but Go Back to Protect Oil | Breitbart

Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will Betray an Ally but Go Back to Protect Oil | Breitbart

On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's "This Week," House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he was "sickened" by President Donald | Clips Read full article: Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will B...→

Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil 'Banditry'

Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil 'Banditry'

Russia's Defense Ministry on Saturday harshly criticized the United States decision to send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, calling it 'banditry.' U.S. Read full article: Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian O...→

Russia is

Russia is "definitely concerned" over U.S. plans to keep troops at Syria's oil fields

Russia's deputy foreign minister says that when it comes to not recognizing the Syrian government's authority, "that's where we do not see eye-to-eye with the U.S. on the approach to this situation, and it cannot be otherwise." Read full article: Russia is "definitely concerned" over U....→

Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be heading to Middle East to counter Iran

Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be heading to Middle East to counter Iran

A top Pentagon official said Thursday that the military is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to counter new Iranian threats to U.S. interests in the region. Read full article: Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

The Russians moved in just a day after U.S. forces left, leaving behind barracks, beds, abandoned medical supplies and an unusable gym Read full article: Russian troops take command of U.S. airb...→

U.S. troops will die if they remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad warns

U.S. troops will die if they remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad warns

President Donald Trump has said a force of Americans will remain in the east of the country to guard the oil fields there. Read full article: U.S. troops will die if they remain in S...→

Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to stay in Syria, despite Trump pullout order

Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to stay in Syria, despite Trump pullout order

The U.S. will keep about a battalion-sized complement of troops in Syria to fight Islamic State, after President Trump modified his original withdrawal order, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed Thursday. Read full article: Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to ...→

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and prevent the... Read full article: US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep...→

Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

As ever, the Middle East is monumentally in flux. As usual, most developments are negative. Here’s a guide: Read full article: Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Is...→

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters Read full article: Top US general says 500-600 American tro...→

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

Residents of eastern Syria hope US troop mission there will not only protect oil fields but bring stability Read full article: For east Syria, US troops are about much...→

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to guard oil fields

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to guard oil fields

U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. Read full article: As U.S. troops withdraw, others move int...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

U.S. officials say President Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria. That raises a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil. Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'

US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'

U.S. military forces have returned to eastern Syria, weeks after President Trump ordered the complete withdrawal of American troops from the area. Read full article: US military returns to Syria to protect ...→

Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in Syria, calls Russian leader a ‘stabilizing force’ in Middle East

Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in Syria, calls Russian leader a ‘stabilizing force’ in Middle East

American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stabilizing force" in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Read full article: Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in ...→

Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troops in Rebel East

Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troops in Rebel East

Ukraine's military said the withdrawal of government and Russian-backed rebel troops started at 12.00 local time (10.00 GMT) on Tuesday in Zolote, a town in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Ukrainian forces have fought rebels in the Donbass region in a conflict that... Read full article: Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troo...→

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

After dismissing Syria as a land of “sand and death,” Mr. Trump is redeploying American troops around its oil fields. But how the U.S. might benefit from them is unclear. Read full article: ‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Sl...→

Russia accuses U.S. of

Russia accuses U.S. of "state-sponsored gangsterism", smuggling Syria's oil, after troops moved to protect oil fields

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed U.S. troops protected American oil smugglers who circumvented sanctions in return for petrodollars. Read full article: Russia accuses U.S. of "state-sponsored ...→

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows: report

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows: report

The Trump administration is weighing significantly increasing the US military presence in the Middle East to counter Iran by deploying more warships, military hardware and as many as 14,000 additio… Read full article: Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle E...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

New images show Russian troops taking up positions in Syria on what was once a U.S. base. Last month, President Trump ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from Northern Syria and instead guard Syria’s oil fields. Read full article: Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troop...→

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

Kurdish media interviews U.S. troops guarding the Syrian oil fields who say they are still working with the Kurdish-led SDF. Read full article: U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

A senior U.S. coalition commander at a base in Syria says American troops are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with... Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters Read full article: Top US general says 500-600 American tro...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or... Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S.... Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions | WTOP

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria. That raises a number of difficult legal… Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria to guard oil fields

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):... The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State group. Read full article: The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria...→

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US Keeps Control of Oil

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the country still outside his control.The U.S. decision to keep forces in... Read full article: Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US ...→

Trump plan to deploy military to protect Syrian oil fields is akin to piracy, retired general says

Trump plan to deploy military to protect Syrian oil fields is akin to piracy, retired general says

Trump said this weekend he would like to get U.S. companies into eastern Syria to "properly" exploit the oil fields there. Read full article: Trump plan to deploy military to protect...→

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has offered several justifications for an American withdrawal from Syria. He has dismissed the country as nothing but “sand and death,” discounted its U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as “no angels,” and argued that he is winding... Read full article: ‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Sl...→

Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. D… Read full article: Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles goi...→

U.S. considers sending more troops to the Middle East

U.S. considers sending more troops to the Middle East

A top Pentagon official said the U.S. is considering sending additional American troops to the Middle East due to concerns about the threat stream emanating from Iran. Read full article: U.S. considers sending more troops to th...→

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows: report

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows: report

The Trump administration is weighing significantly increasing the US military presence in the Middle East to counter Iran by deploying more warships, military hardware and as many as 14,000 additio… Read full article: Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle E...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in northern Syria: report

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in northern Syria: report

Russian troops took over the Kobani airfield in northern Syria last week, one day after U.S. troops moved out, according to a report. Read full article: Russian troops take over abandoned US ai...→

Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

New images show Russian troops taking up positions in Syria on what was once a U.S. base. Last month, President Trump ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from Northern Syria and instead guard Syria’s oil fields. Read full article: Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troop...→

U.S. troops will die if they remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad warns

U.S. troops will die if they remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad warns

President Donald Trump has said a force of Americans will remain in the east of the country to guard the oil fields there. Read full article: U.S. troops will die if they remain in S...→

FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil drug to protect against heart problems

A panel of experts unanimously recommended Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration allow wider use of a fish oil-based drug to treat people at high risk for heart attacks and strokes even when they are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs. The... Read full article: FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil...→

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and prevent the... Read full article: US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep...→

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on IS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and... Read full article: US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with... Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters Read full article: Top US general says 500-600 American tro...→

Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forces Will Go to Kurds

Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forces Will Go to Kurds

A Pentagon spokesman told reporters revenues from Syrian oil secured by U.S. troops will go to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read full article: Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forc...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or... Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to guard oil fields

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to guard oil fields

U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. Read full article: As U.S. troops withdraw, others move int...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions | WTOP

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria. That raises a number of difficult legal… Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'

US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'

U.S. military forces have returned to eastern Syria, weeks after President Trump ordered the complete withdrawal of American troops from the area. Read full article: US military returns to Syria to protect ...→

Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing force’ in Syria, Middle East

Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing force’ in Syria, Middle East

American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stabilizing force” in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Read full article: Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing...→

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US Keeps Control of Oil

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the country still outside his control.The U.S. decision to keep forces in... Read full article: Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US ...→

Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troops in Rebel East

Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troops in Rebel East

Ukraine's military said the withdrawal of government and Russian-backed rebel troops started at 12.00 local time (10.00 GMT) on Tuesday in Zolote, a town in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Ukrainian forces have fought rebels in the Donbass region in a conflict that... Read full article: Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troo...→

Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will Betray an Ally but Go Back to Protect Oil | Breitbart

Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will Betray an Ally but Go Back to Protect Oil | Breitbart

On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's "This Week," House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he was "sickened" by President Donald | Clips Read full article: Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will B...→

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has offered several justifications for an American withdrawal from Syria. He has dismissed the country as nothing but “sand and death,” discounted its U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as “no angels,” and argued that he is winding... Read full article: ‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Sl...→

Russia accuses U.S. of

Russia accuses U.S. of "state-sponsored gangsterism", smuggling Syria's oil, after troops moved to protect oil fields

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed U.S. troops protected American oil smugglers who circumvented sanctions in return for petrodollars. Read full article: Russia accuses U.S. of "state-sponsored ...→

Russia is

Russia is "definitely concerned" over U.S. plans to keep troops at Syria's oil fields

Russia's deputy foreign minister says that when it comes to not recognizing the Syrian government's authority, "that's where we do not see eye-to-eye with the U.S. on the approach to this situation, and it cannot be otherwise." Read full article: Russia is "definitely concerned" over U....→

Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be heading to Middle East to counter Iran

Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be heading to Middle East to counter Iran

A top Pentagon official said Thursday that the military is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to counter new Iranian threats to U.S. interests in the region. Read full article: Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

The Russians moved in just a day after U.S. forces left, leaving behind barracks, beds, abandoned medical supplies and an unusable gym Read full article: Russian troops take command of U.S. airb...→

Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play into old fears of U.S. policy in Middle East

Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play into old fears of U.S. policy in Middle East

President Donald Trump has consistently argued in favor of ending Middle East wars, while holding on to foreign oil assets— feeding into longstanding criticism about the intention of U.S. intervention. Read full article: Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play i...→

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

Kurdish media interviews U.S. troops guarding the Syrian oil fields who say they are still working with the Kurdish-led SDF. Read full article: U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State...→

Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to stay in Syria, despite Trump pullout order

Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to stay in Syria, despite Trump pullout order

The U.S. will keep about a battalion-sized complement of troops in Syria to fight Islamic State, after President Trump modified his original withdrawal order, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed Thursday. Read full article: Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to ...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US commander in Syria: American troops redeploying to bases, including in new locations, to keep up pressure on IS Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

A senior U.S. coalition commander at a base in Syria says American troops are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

As ever, the Middle East is monumentally in flux. As usual, most developments are negative. Here’s a guide: Read full article: Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Is...→

US will leave about 600 troops in Syria for ‘enduring defeat of ISIS’

US will leave about 600 troops in Syria for ‘enduring defeat of ISIS’

The US military will keep about 600 troops in Syria to maintain the “enduring defeat of ISIS,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday. The small “footprint” o… Read full article: US will leave about 600 troops in Syria ...→

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters Read full article: Top US general says 500-600 American tro...→

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

Residents of eastern Syria hope US troop mission there will not only protect oil fields but bring stability Read full article: For east Syria, US troops are about much...→

Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, U.S. officials said. Read full article: Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S.... Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

U.S. officials say President Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria. That raises a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil. Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

U.S. armored vehicles and infantry troops have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a new deployment to defend oil facilities from falling into the hands of ISIS. Read full article: US armored vehicles, infantry troops arr...→

The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria to guard oil fields

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):... The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State group. Read full article: The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria...→

Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in Syria, calls Russian leader a ‘stabilizing force’ in Middle East

Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in Syria, calls Russian leader a ‘stabilizing force’ in Middle East

American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stabilizing force" in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Read full article: Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in ...→

Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have officially left border with Turkey as U.S. troops guard oil

Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have officially left border with Turkey as U.S. troops guard oil

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that his troops and their Syrian military allies have begun to take positions once held by the Kurdish YPG as part of a deal with Turkey. Read full article: Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have o...→

Trump plan to deploy military to protect Syrian oil fields is akin to piracy, retired general says

Trump plan to deploy military to protect Syrian oil fields is akin to piracy, retired general says

Trump said this weekend he would like to get U.S. companies into eastern Syria to "properly" exploit the oil fields there. Read full article: Trump plan to deploy military to protect...→

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

After dismissing Syria as a land of “sand and death,” Mr. Trump is redeploying American troops around its oil fields. But how the U.S. might benefit from them is unclear. Read full article: ‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Sl...→

Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil 'Banditry'

Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil 'Banditry'

Russia's Defense Ministry on Saturday harshly criticized the United States decision to send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, calling it 'banditry.' U.S. Read full article: Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian O...→

Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. D… Read full article: Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles goi...→

U.S. considers sending more troops to the Middle East

U.S. considers sending more troops to the Middle East

A top Pentagon official said the U.S. is considering sending additional American troops to the Middle East due to concerns about the threat stream emanating from Iran. Read full article: U.S. considers sending more troops to th...→

Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be heading to Middle East to counter Iran

Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be heading to Middle East to counter Iran

A top Pentagon official said Thursday that the military is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to counter new Iranian threats to U.S. interests in the region. Read full article: Pentagon acknowledges more troops may be...→

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows: report

Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle East as Iran threat grows: report

The Trump administration is weighing significantly increasing the US military presence in the Middle East to counter Iran by deploying more warships, military hardware and as many as 14,000 additio… Read full article: Trump may send 14,000 troops to Middle E...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

Thousands more US troops could be headed to Middle East

The White House is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more U.S. troops to the Middle East to deter continued Iranian provocations. Read full article: Thousands more US troops could be headed...→

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in northern Syria: report

Russian troops take over abandoned US airbase in northern Syria: report

Russian troops took over the Kobani airfield in northern Syria last week, one day after U.S. troops moved out, according to a report. Read full article: Russian troops take over abandoned US ai...→

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

Russian troops take command of U.S. airbase in northern Syria

The Russians moved in just a day after U.S. forces left, leaving behind barracks, beds, abandoned medical supplies and an unusable gym Read full article: Russian troops take command of U.S. airb...→

Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troops withdraw

New images show Russian troops taking up positions in Syria on what was once a U.S. base. Last month, President Trump ordered U.S. troops to withdraw from Northern Syria and instead guard Syria’s oil fields. Read full article: Russia moves into Syria after U.S. troop...→

Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play into old fears of U.S. policy in Middle East

Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play into old fears of U.S. policy in Middle East

President Donald Trump has consistently argued in favor of ending Middle East wars, while holding on to foreign oil assets— feeding into longstanding criticism about the intention of U.S. intervention. Read full article: Donald Trump's oil moves in Syria play i...→

U.S. troops will die if they remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad warns

U.S. troops will die if they remain in Syria, Bashar Al-Assad warns

President Donald Trump has said a force of Americans will remain in the east of the country to guard the oil fields there. Read full article: U.S. troops will die if they remain in S...→

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State Remnants in Syria

Kurdish media interviews U.S. troops guarding the Syrian oil fields who say they are still working with the Kurdish-led SDF. Read full article: U.S. Troops Still Fighting Islamic State...→

FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil drug to protect against heart problems

A panel of experts unanimously recommended Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration allow wider use of a fish oil-based drug to treat people at high risk for heart attacks and strokes even when they are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs. The... Read full article: FDA panel endorses wider use of fish-oil...→

Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to stay in Syria, despite Trump pullout order

Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to stay in Syria, despite Trump pullout order

The U.S. will keep about a battalion-sized complement of troops in Syria to fight Islamic State, after President Trump modified his original withdrawal order, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed Thursday. Read full article: Esper confirms up to 600 U.S. troops to ...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US commander in Syria: American troops redeploying to bases, including in new locations, to keep up pressure on IS Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on ISIS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and prevent the... Read full article: US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

A senior U.S. coalition commander at a base in Syria says American troops are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep Pressure on IS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and... Read full article: US Troops at Syria Base Say They'll Keep...→

Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Islamism and anti-Zionism in flux

As ever, the Middle East is monumentally in flux. As usual, most developments are negative. Here’s a guide: Read full article: Middle Eastern gyrations: Oil, water, Is...→

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with... Read full article: US troops at Syria base say they'll keep...→

US will leave about 600 troops in Syria for ‘enduring defeat of ISIS’

US will leave about 600 troops in Syria for ‘enduring defeat of ISIS’

The US military will keep about 600 troops in Syria to maintain the “enduring defeat of ISIS,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday. The small “footprint” o… Read full article: US will leave about 600 troops in Syria ...→

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters Read full article: Top US general says 500-600 American tro...→

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters Read full article: Top US general says 500-600 American tro...→

Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forces Will Go to Kurds

Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forces Will Go to Kurds

A Pentagon spokesman told reporters revenues from Syrian oil secured by U.S. troops will go to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read full article: Pentagon: Syria Oil Secured by U.S. Forc...→

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

Residents of eastern Syria hope US troop mission there will not only protect oil fields but bring stability Read full article: For east Syria, US troops are about much...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or... Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, U.S. officials said. Read full article: Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raisi...→

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to guard oil fields

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to guard oil fields

U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. Read full article: As U.S. troops withdraw, others move int...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S.... Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

U.S. officials say President Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria. That raises a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil. Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions | WTOP

Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions | WTOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria. That raises a number of difficult legal… Read full article: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raisi...→

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

U.S. armored vehicles and infantry troops have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a new deployment to defend oil facilities from falling into the hands of ISIS. Read full article: US armored vehicles, infantry troops arr...→

US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'

US military returns to Syria to protect oil fields; Kurdish leader accuses Turkey of 'continuing its war'

U.S. military forces have returned to eastern Syria, weeks after President Trump ordered the complete withdrawal of American troops from the area. Read full article: US military returns to Syria to protect ...→

The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria to guard oil fields

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):... The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State group. Read full article: The Latest: US armored vehicles in Syria...→

Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing force’ in Syria, Middle East

Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing force’ in Syria, Middle East

American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “stabilizing force” in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Read full article: Oliver Stone lauds Putin as ‘stabilizing...→

Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in Syria, calls Russian leader a ‘stabilizing force’ in Middle East

Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in Syria, calls Russian leader a ‘stabilizing force’ in Middle East

American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stabilizing force" in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Read full article: Oliver Stone applauds Putin for role in ...→

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US Keeps Control of Oil

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the country still outside his control.The U.S. decision to keep forces in... Read full article: Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After US ...→

Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have officially left border with Turkey as U.S. troops guard oil

Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have officially left border with Turkey as U.S. troops guard oil

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that his troops and their Syrian military allies have begun to take positions once held by the Kurdish YPG as part of a deal with Turkey. Read full article: Russia says Syrian Kurdish forces have o...→

Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troops in Rebel East

Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troops in Rebel East

Ukraine's military said the withdrawal of government and Russian-backed rebel troops started at 12.00 local time (10.00 GMT) on Tuesday in Zolote, a town in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Ukrainian forces have fought rebels in the Donbass region in a conflict that... Read full article: Ukraine, Russia Begin Withdrawal of Troo...→

Trump plan to deploy military to protect Syrian oil fields is akin to piracy, retired general says

Trump plan to deploy military to protect Syrian oil fields is akin to piracy, retired general says

Trump said this weekend he would like to get U.S. companies into eastern Syria to "properly" exploit the oil fields there. Read full article: Trump plan to deploy military to protect...→

Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will Betray an Ally but Go Back to Protect Oil | Breitbart

Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will Betray an Ally but Go Back to Protect Oil | Breitbart

On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's "This Week," House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he was "sickened" by President Donald | Clips Read full article: Adam Schiff: I'm 'Sickened' Trump Will B...→

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

After dismissing Syria as a land of “sand and death,” Mr. Trump is redeploying American troops around its oil fields. But how the U.S. might benefit from them is unclear. Read full article: ‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Sl...→

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Slogan for New Syria Troop Mission

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has offered several justifications for an American withdrawal from Syria. He has dismissed the country as nothing but “sand and death,” discounted its U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as “no angels,” and argued that he is winding... Read full article: ‘Keep the Oil’: Trump Revives Charged Sl...→

Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil 'Banditry'

Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian Oil 'Banditry'

Russia's Defense Ministry on Saturday harshly criticized the United States decision to send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to protect oil fields, calling it 'banditry.' U.S. Read full article: Russia Calls US Move to Protect Syrian O...→

Russia accuses U.S. of

Russia accuses U.S. of "state-sponsored gangsterism", smuggling Syria's oil, after troops moved to protect oil fields

Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed U.S. troops protected American oil smugglers who circumvented sanctions in return for petrodollars. Read full article: Russia accuses U.S. of "state-sponsored ...→

Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States will send armored vehicles and combat troops into eastern Syria to keep oil fields from potentially falling into the hands of Islamic State militants, U.S. D… Read full article: Esper: U.S. troops, armored vehicles goi...→

Russia is

Russia is "definitely concerned" over U.S. plans to keep troops at Syria's oil fields

Russia's deputy foreign minister says that when it comes to not recognizing the Syrian government's authority, "that's where we do not see eye-to-eye with the U.S. on the approach to this situation, and it cannot be otherwise." Read full article: Russia is "definitely concerned" over U....→