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Syrian civil war

US State Department spokesman on why US government can't confirm reports US-trained commander abducted: 'Quite frankly, it's Syria. We don't have eyes on the ground' - @HannahAllam

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US State Department: There will be more coalition focus in northern Syria near Turkish border but unclear what military composition will be - @margbrennan

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Austria

Austrian police: 201 migrants found on Munich-bound train; most from Syria and Afghanistan - @AP

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Syrian civil war

More: President Assad of Syrian says Iranian military support is limited to experts, while 'Lebanese resistance' is fighting with Syrian army - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syria's Assad says he supports any political dialogue even if it has limited impact on resolving the crisis - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syria's President Assad says talk of a political solution to Syrian crisis is 'hollow' and 'meaningless' - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Turkey says parts of Syria to become 'safe zones' from Islamic State - @AJEnglish

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Syrian civil war

Syria's President Assad grants amnesty for draft dodgers and defectors, state media says - @AFP

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Iran nuclear program deal

Iran nuclear deal won't affect backing for Damascus, Syria's foreign minister says - @AFP

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Syrian civil war

President Obama and Turkish President Erdogan agree in phone call to work together to 'stem the flow of foreign fighters and secure Turkey's border with Syria,' White House says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

US Treasury Department imposes sanctions on 3 Hezbollah leaders and businessman in Lebanon for military operations in Syria - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

3 journalists missing and believed kidnapped in Syria, says professional association - @el_pais

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Syrian civil war

Syrian regime air raids on the rebel-held eastern Ghouta area kills 12 civilians, a monitoring group said - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Syrian civil war

Islamic State militants used poison gas in northeast Syria, monitor group says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syrian Kurdish YPG militia says Islamic State used chemical weapons in Syria attacks in late June - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

White House: President Obama, Saudi foreign minister discussed humanitarian crises in Yemen, Syria - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

British pilots have participated in airstrikes over Syria, Ministry of Defense says - @Reuters

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Iran nuclear program deal

More: President Obama thanked Russian President Putin for role in Iran nuclear talks, White House says; both leaders 'expressed a desire to work together on reducing regional tensions, particularly in Syria'

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Syrian civil war

President Obama says too chaotic to combat Syria without buy-in of other nations; says Iran is 1 of those players

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Syrian civil war

FBI concludes photographs showing the torture of Syrian political prisoners are authentic - @YahooPolitics

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