Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 11:48 AM
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Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 11:50 AMGAZIANTEP, Turkey When the shock troops of the Islamic State set out to conquer a city in Syria or Iraq, their first move has been to avoid a battle by spreading terror using videos that show them savaging civilians and beheading captured soldiers.
Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 10:21 AM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army and Kurdish forces closed in on Islamic State fighters on Saturday in a push to break the Sunni militants' siege of the Shi'ite town of Amerli, army sources said. Two officers said Iraqi troops, militia and Kurdish...
Story | Aug 30, 2014 | 12:55 AM
DOHA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East, the Saudi state news agency reported late on Friday. The king made the statement during...
Column | Aug 29, 2014 | 4:32 PM
With Iraq and Syria ablaze, the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia seems almost an afterthought. But Riyadh will be a crucial, if quixotic, ally as the U.S. seeks to mobilize Sunni Muslims against the terrorist Islamic State. The kingdom's many critics...