{FD} Iran foreign minister distances himself from US citizen’s espionage sentencing, ‘doubts’ Syria used chemical weapons

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that his country has an entirely "independent judiciary" set in stone in its constitution, and deflected the notion that he or the government had much immediate authority in helping free the jailed Chinese-American graduate student Xiyue Wang.

{FD} ‘Activity’ seen at Syrian base where chemical attack originated, defense officials say

The Pentagon is seeing new “activity” at a Syrian aircraft hangar where a previous chemical weapons attack on civilians is believed to have originated, multiple defense officials told Fox News, and that action prompted Monday night's White House warning to President Bashar Assad.

{FD} Hanna Böhman: Meet the Canadian woman joining forces with other women to fight ISIS

Hanna Böhman was working in motorcycle sales after a brief stint in modeling when the 48-year-old Canadian woman sought a higher purpose in life: fighting ISIS in Syria as part of an all-female group of freedom fighters.

{FD} Iran says ISIS strike serves as warning to US, Saudi Arabia

Iran said its ballistic missile strike targeting ISIS in Syria also served as a warning to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, with a former Revolutionary Guard chief writing on Twitter that “The bigger slap is yet to come.”

{FD} Iran launches strikes against ISIS in Syria in response to Tehran attacks

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State (ISIS) militants in response to an attack on Iran's parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran.

{FD} ISIS surrenders control of key Syrian city of Tabqah, US Central Command says

U.S. Central Command announced Thursday that the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish and Arab force, recaptured the key Syrian city of Tabqah, the Tabqah Dam and a nearby airfield from the Islamic State, continuing to weaken ISIS’s control of territory and people.

{FD} Mattis meets with Turkey PM amid row over arming Syrian Kurds

Two days after the Pentagon said it would supply arms to Syrian Kurds, a group that NATO-ally Turkey considers terrorists, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m on the sidelines of a conference in London, a defense department spokesperson said in a statement.

{FD} Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington

A day before the Russian foreign minister arrives in Washington, Moscow has sent dozens of new artillery howitzers to Syria to be used by the Assad regime in a future ground campaign against rebel forces, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday.

{FD} ISIS video shows beheading of alleged Russian spy

In a gruesome new video released by ISIS’ propaganda wing on Monday, a Russian intelligence officer is apparently coerced into calling on his country to abandon its bombing campaign in Syria – moments before he’s beheaded by a Jihadi killer.