The White House warned Russia and other countries backing President Nicolas Maduro against sending troops to Venezuela, saying the United States would view such actions as a 'direct threat'.
Speculation is building that the US and North Korea could agree to a treaty in return for denuclearisation measures and the withdrawal of US troops might follow.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar reminds their 'partners' that there should be no vacuum of power in any way during the withdrawal.
With US help, the Kurdish-led fighters are poised to seize Islamic State's last holdout in eastern Syria.
The Blue House says that Trump's $500 million figure "shouldn't be taken as a fait accompli".
Trump will be visiting the families of four American personnel killed in a suicide bombing, the deadliest attack to hit US troops since they deployed to Syria in 2014.
The White House rejected Pelosi's charge of endangering troops and civilians.
Pompeo says the US is confident in achieving an outcome where Syrian Kurds are protected and Turks can defend their country from terrorists.
Following confusion, US defence officials clarify the withdrawal to only be of certain types of gear, and not troops.
Pompeo met a raft of senior officials including Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi and President Barham Saleh in Baghdad.
Ordinary Afghans, who have long borne the brunt of the relentless fighting, say they feel increasingly despondent about the future.
A review is underway where Belgian military and troops shall no longer be allowed to use their smartphones as a way to counter spying.
Trump's decision was also a shock in Washington, resulting in the resignations of Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis and Brett McGurk.
The US president left unannounced from Washington in the dead of night in a darkened plane.
The two men also agreed that trade was below the desired level between the US and Turkey, and should be increased.
A spokesperson says the execute order for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria has been signed.
Macron says he deeply regrets Trump's decision to pullout US troops from Syria.
Netanyahu says Israel will continue to act against Iran's attempt to establish a military presence in Syria.
Turkish foreign minister says 291,790 Syrian refugees have returned to their country.
Foreign ministry spokesman says the presence of American forces was from the very start, in principle, a wrong and illogical move and a primary cause of instability and insecurity in the region.
The military said it would not be withdrawing troops and dismissed claims villagers had fled in fear.
The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan working either with a NATO mission to support Afghan forces or in separate counter-terrorism operations.
Putin said 'the fact that the US has decided to withdraw its troops is right'.
The decision to withdraw from Syria marks a remarkable development not just for the Kurds, but for long-established US doctrine in the region.