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  • Syrian rebels say US ignored early plan to stop Islamic State

    ISTANBUL Two months before Mosul and other cities in northern Iraq fell to the Islamic State last June, representatives of a Syrian rebel group called on the new U.S. special envoy for Syria with an outline of a plan to stop the extremists. The group...
  • Islamic State leads the scourge of militant Islam

    Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying. Witness the 2012 point-blank shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the random slayings a year later of 60-plus shoppers at an upscale mall in Kenya. The year 2014 was...
  • After winning key victory, Iraqi general warns of military's woes in fight with militants

    Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi had 225 fighters, a single Abrams tank, a pair of mortars, two artillery pieces and about 40 armored Humvees when he set out to retake a strategic city in northern Iraq captured by Islamic State militants over the summer. It...
  • Attackers kill 3 Saudi border guards in dawn attack near Iraq border

    Four gunmen attacked a Saudi security patrol near the Iraqi border early Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least three more, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said. A Saudi security official told The Associated Press the gunmen had come from...
  • Imam attacked 7 times for preaching that Bosnians must stay out of fight in Syria

    The long-bearded man burst into the mosque's yard and pinned Selvedin Beganovic to the ground. Shouting "Now I will slaughter you!" he plunged a knife three times into the imam's chest and fled. It was no random attack: Beganovic has suffered seven...
  • Iraq violence killed more than 12,000 civilians in 2014, the U.N. says

    Iraq violence killed more than 12,000 civilians in 2014, the U.N. says
    Violence in Iraq killed at least 12,282 civilians last year, the deadliest since the sectarian strife of 2007, United Nations officials said. “Yet again, the Iraqi ordinary citizen continues to suffer from violence and terrorism.... This is a very...
  • Iraq's holy city of Karbala becomes a haven from sectarian fighting

    Iraq's holy city of Karbala becomes a haven from sectarian fighting
    When millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims descended last month on the shrine with twin gold domes in this holy city, many Iraqis expected sectarian fighting to erupt. Instead, the largely peaceful gathering of more than 17 million Shiites provided a place...
  • Air Force analysts in heat of battle, half a world from the front

    Air Force analysts in heat of battle, half a world from the front
    In a vast windowless room, several dozen intelligence analysts worked under the glow of more than 100 computer screens, quietly studying video streaming from U.S. drones and spy planes hunting for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. One team...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Sydney siege gunman was known to Australian authorities

    Man Haron Monis, the Iranian refugee identified as the gunman behind a deadly siege at a downtown Sydney cafe, was no stranger to Australian law enforcement officials or the media. Dubbed "the fake sheik," the 50-year-old self-styled Muslim cleric who...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...