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U.S. Vice President Pence says he has brokered a cease-fire deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to suspend the Turkish incursion into northern Syria, targeting Kurdish forces. However, minutes later, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that he did not consider it a cease-fire.

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Congressional Democrats walked out of a bipartisan White House meeting with President Trump about his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, a meeting in which Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "a third-rate politician" according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Speaking to reporters on the White House driveway Wednesday after the meeting, Pelosi said the president had a "meltdown" inside, looked shaken, "and was not relating to reality."

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Presidential impeachment dominated a town hall meeting Wednesday at the Buffalo Irish Center, called by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She is back at home, after being tied up most of this year in her unsuccessful race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Late next week, a clinical professor and Associate Director of the University at Buffalo's Center for Dental Studies will join volunteers to deliver dental services to hundreds of war-displaced refugees along the Lebanese-Syrian border. Even before the United States launched missile strikes against the Assad regime late Friday, Dr. Othman Shibly told WBFO that Miles for Smiles will move ahead with its latest mission, regardless of the situation.

The U.S., France and the U.K. targeted chemical weapons sites in Syria early Saturday. Since the launch of more than 100 missiles, a war of words has ensued.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia says a Buffalo native was killed fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria last week.

Reporters ask lots of pesky questions during campaigns for a reason: to find out how someone would govern.

Most candidates right and left comply with the public interest in what they would do by putting out policy papers and laying out facts and figures, numbers and details.

A 1974 graduate of the University at Buffalo is bringing lessons of immigration and refugees into his music classroom.

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Erie County lawmakers hosted a 90-minute meeting Thursday morning to gather information and address concerns about Syrian refugees that are expected to arrive in the near future.

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Congressman Brian Higgins was in Buffalo yesterday talking about developments in the Middle East.

Poloncarz: Erie County to take up to 300 Syrian refugees

Sep 10, 2015

As millions of Syrians flee the violence in their homeland, Erie County's department of Social Services is anticipating the arrival and resettlement of up to 300 refugees here.

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Human rights lawyer and journalist Arsalan Iftikhar was one of the regular commentators on the popular Barbershop Guys segment of NPR’s Tell Me More. He recently talked with WBFO about the role of Islam in today’s media and in the global community.

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About three dozen sign-carrying protesters chanting "No More War" held a noon-time rally Monday in downtown Buffalo outside the federal courthouse.

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While Congressman Chris Collins says it's clear the Assad regime in Syria used chemical weapons on its own people, he believes the key issue now is how to respond.

Collins wants Congress to decide on Syrian strike

Sep 1, 2013
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Western New York Congressman Chris Collins has weighed in on President Obama's comments on Syria.

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It appears likely the U.S. will use force in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks by the regime of Syria's Bashar Assad. But the White House does not have the support of at least one member of the Western New York congressional delegation.