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  • How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East
    The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at...
  • Ancient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declines

    It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty these days and only a trickle of tourists make their way through a landmark canyon to the Treasury building...
  • Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year. In an interview with CBS News aired Sunday night, Assad said IS has been gaining...
  • Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis

    A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states...
  • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

    A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could...
  • UN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty

    Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees. He said...
  • Syrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals

    Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said. Idlib, with a population of around 165,000 people, is the second provincial...
  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed...
  • Al-Qaida affiliate seizes major city in northern Syria

    ISTANBUL In a major setback for Syrian President Bashar Assad, al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria and forces from four other Islamist groups captured the city of Idlib on Saturday. Videos posted on the Internet showed fighters carrying the Nusra Front's black...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...