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  • Officials: Islamic State destroying another ancient archaeological site

    Officials: Islamic State destroying another ancient archaeological site
    Islamic State militants continued their campaign targeting cultural heritage sites in territories they control in northern Iraq, looting and damaging the ancient city of Hatra just one day after bulldozing the historic city of Nimrud, according to Iraqi...
  • Al-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander

    Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership. Abu Anas al-Shami, the spokesman for the Nusra Front, was quoted on a prominent militant...
  • By destroying major sites, Islamic State erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    The Islamic State group is on a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy. Some of the world's most precious cultural treasures, including ancient sites in the cradle of civilization, are in areas controlled by the...
  • Russia, US again talking about a political solution for Syria

    GENEVA The widening threat posed by the Islamic State group is pushing the United States and Russia to try to launch a new round of peace talks for Syria. But the likelihood of success is dim, international diplomats say, because Syrian President...
  • UN approves resolution condemning use of chlorine in Syria

    The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a United States-drafted resolution that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations. All members of the 15-seat...
  • Turkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria

    The world never had a plan to end the worsening Syrian conflict, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday. Ahmet Davutoglu told a news conference that all countries should fight the Islamic State group but also keep Syria's government from committing "war...
  • France push for the relaunch of peace talks on Syria

    French president Francois Hollande has called for the relaunch of peace talks to pursue a political solution for Syria and blamed president Bashar Assad for the suffering of Syrian people. Hollande met Thursday with the leaders of the Syrian Coalition,...
  • US draft urges UN to condemn use of chlorine in Syria

    The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations....
  • The audacity of weakness

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic -- and likely to soon be nuclear -- Iran. Netanyahu came to the U.S. to outline the Iranian plan to remake the Middle...
  • Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

    The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters. State-run news agency SANA said Abu Hommam al-...
  • Al-Qaida, others attack Syrian intelligence office in Aleppo

    Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate and other radical Islamic factions launched an assault Wednesday on a government intelligence building in the northern city of Aleppo, blowing up part of it before trying to storm the facility amid heavy fighting, activists...