The battle to capture the extremist group’s last patch of territory in eastern Syria — a collection of tents covering foxholes and underground tunnels in the village of Baghouz — has dragged on for weeks amid an unexpected exodus of civilians from the area
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is criticizing a U.S. Senate vote to end American military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The years-long conflict has left thousands of civilians dead and millions of others on the brink of starvation. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department on the clash between Congress and the Trump administration over the president's foreign policy.
The United Nations has secured close to $7 billion in aid pledges for Syria to help civilians impacted by fighting in the eight years of civil war. The additional aid was announced Thursday in Brussels. U.N. officials said the money would help save millions of lives and protect civilians across Syria. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports officials called for free access for the humanitarian aid and called on each side to find a political solution to end the devastating conflict.