And US officials claim Israel specifically stressed the need to handle that intel carefully.
After national security adviser H.R. McMaster slammed the initial report as "false."
Comey firing sparks massive call for independent probe, Trump set to meet Russian foreign minister, US to arm Kurdish rebels fighting ISIS in Syria, and more.
World powers and organizations including the EU and the Arab League are meeting to attempt to restart peace talks — while in Syria, there are fears a besieged town is about to be attacked.
Putin urged both countries to observe an immediate ceasefire and "to exercise restraint" after a fresh wave of fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
The agreement aims for a cessation of hostilities to begin on Saturday, February 27 at midnight local time, but still requires armed actors, including the government of Bashar al-Assad and its allies, and an assortment of armed rebel groups, to get on...
Bombings in two Syria cities claimed by Islamic State killed at least 140 people, as US Secretary State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov reached a provisional ceasefire deal.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad railed against foreign support for rebel groups, but said he would be willing to agree to a ceasefire on certain conditions.
A UN resolution passed on Friday endorses objectives that include plans for talks between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and opposition groups by January as well as a parallel ceasefire.
The United States and Russia have long been at odds on how to deal with Syria and its President Bashar al Assad. US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Moscow to try to bridge that gap.
The news came as Amnesty International released a report accusing US-allied rebel group the YPG of committing war crimes by driving out thousands of non-Kurdish civilians and destroying their homes.
Russia could raise tensions further by deploying nuclear weapons to Crimea, officials say, a threat that has riled lawmakers in Washington.