Kerry proposed using force to oust Syria’s Assad, leaked audio says "I think you're looking at three people, four people in the administration who have all argued for use of force," he told Syrian civilians.
Mosul offensive to start soon, French minister says "The battle for Mosul has not started yet. (The operations) are the extension of our support for the coalition," Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
Russian strikes "killed over 9,000" in one year of Syria air campaign A monitoring group that tracks Syria's civil war said a year of Russian airstrikes have killed 9,364 people in the war-torn country.
Pope Francis delivers veiled criticism of Russia during Georgia visit In his address minutes before the pope spoke, President Margvelashvili said there was a political desire for all people to live in dignity.