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Syrian refugee launches luxury sneaker brand in France

LILLE, France — When Daniel Essa fled Syria in 2014, he faced an uncertain future as a refugee in France, where he knew few people and less French. Now he is selling his own brand of luxury sneakers to the wealthy of Paris and Hollywood.

Syria’s Assad to meet Kim in North Korea: KCNA

Seoul, South Korea -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he plans to visit North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday,...

Iraq carries out more air strikes against IS in Syria

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq announced Friday it had carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, the third cross border aerial...

Syria talks renew in Astana amid growing regional fears

Astana, Kazakhstan -- Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey gathered in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Monday, hoping to make progress on a political settlement...

Russia sanctions throw global aluminum supply chain into chaos

The U.S. sanctions on United Co. Rusal that have sent aluminum prices surging should be great news for rival producers like Rio Tinto Group. Spoiler...

Washington suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with gas attack traces

DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE — The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack...

Russia’s Putin warns of global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

MOSCOW/DAMASCUS — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared...

US says air strikes have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT — Western powers said on Saturday their missile attacks struck at the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the restrained assault appeared...

Trump signals strikes against Syria imminent

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT — US President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that...

Syria regime, rebels head to Kazakhstan for first peace talks

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN -- Syria’s government and rebel fighters will on Monday sit down at the negotiating table for the first time in nearly six...