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  • Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily

    Syria's main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country's main Kurdish militia is ready to face any "aggression." Meanwhile, a Syrian rebel group released a video...
  • IS fighters stage surprise attack on key Syrian border town

    Islamic State fighters on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently seized by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, taking positions in the eastern part of the town and waging fierce gun battles with its defenders, activists said. The...
  • UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths and the country is "on the brink of...
  • US moves its Syrian air campaign to the west

    ISTANBUL The United States has opened a new front in northern Syria, bombing Islamic State targets in two locations near the Turkish border away from Kobani, the Kurdish enclave that has been the main focus of U.S. airstrikes the past nine months. The U....
  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action

    As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank...
  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart

    The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on...
  • UN condemns fighting by Syria and rebels in Golan Heights

    The U.N. Security Council is condemning the fighting and use of heavy weapons by Syrian armed forces and opposition fighters in the area that has separated Syrian and Israel forces since 1974. A resolution co-sponsored by Russia and the United States and...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Ahead of referendum, Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a...
  • US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

    The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the...
  • State of fear: Survivors tell of life under IS rule

    Inside the Islamic State's realm, the paper testifying that you have "repented" from your heretical past must be carried at all times. Many people laminate it just to be safe. It can mean the difference between life and death. Bilal Abdullah learned that...
  • A short chronology of the Islamic State group

    April 18, 2010 — U.S. and Iraqi forces kill two top leaders of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the terror group's new leader. March 2011 — Syrian conflict erupts following an uprising against President Bashar Assad...