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Fight against Islamic State militants

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.: 'Turkey's decision to assist the fight against [Islamic State] is a positive step in the right direction'; 'concerned about reports of Turkish forces shelling Kurdish villages inside Syria' - statement

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United States Department of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry appoints Michael Ratney as new Special Envoy for Syria ahead of upcoming Aug. 3 meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Doha - @margbrennan

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US, allies target Islamic State with 26 air strikes in Syria, Iraq on Sunday - @Reuters

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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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Fight against Islamic State militants

Turkey says it is not targeting Syrian Kurds after villages hit - @AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Turkey investigating claims that its military hit positions in Syria held by forces other than Islamic State, official says - @Reuters

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Turkey Kurd violence

Turkish troops fired several shells on a Syrian village near the border, Syria's main Kurdish militia and an activist group say - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

US military reports US and its allies conduct 33 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State militants - @Reuters

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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

The US and its allies targeted Islamic State militants with 22 air strikes in Iraq on Friday and 9 in Syria, according to a joint command statement - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Islamic State militants detonate 2 truck bombs at Kurdish checkpoints near Syrian town of Tel Abyad along Turkish border, monitor says - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Australian nurse Adam Brookman in court on return from Syria - @BBCNews

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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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Fight against Islamic State militants

Official: Turkish fighter jets hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq - @AP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Turkey vows to continue campaign against Islamic State, launches air strikes in Syria - @AJEnglish

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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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