US believes reports Turkey misused weapons in Syria are 'credible'

The US is investigating whether Turkey violated agreements with Washington about the use of US-provided weapons and equipment, including whether Ankara improperly transferred US-supplied weapons to its proxies in Syria, groups that some US officials say may have committed war crimes as part of the Turkish-led incursion targeting America's Kurdish allies.

US-backed Kurdish fighters begin offensive

At about 6 p.m. Saturday, as darkness crept over eastern Syria, Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft and using artillery and heavy machine guns began an assault of the last ISIS enclave in the country.

A hero for defeating ISIS, Iraq's PM still has to woo voters

In the years before the 2003 invasion, Iraqis only had one choice at the poll: Saddam Hussein. Fifteen years later, the tyrant deposed and executed, Iraq's field of candidates is now so varied that voters can choose between thousands of Shia, Sunni and Kurdish aspirants from 87 parties.