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  • 'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher

    'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher
    The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer “Jihadi John” reportedly took anger management classes as a student. A teacher at Mohammed Emwazi’s high school told the BBC he used to get into...
  • New Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations

    In a meeting that marks a thaw in diplomatic ties, King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed regional issues such as the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and turmoil in Yemen. Relations between the two countries...
  • Syria's opposition, rebels reject UN envoy's plan for Aleppo

    Syria's main opposition and rebel factions in the northern city of Aleppo have rejected a proposal by the U.N. envoy to freeze fighting in parts of the city as the United Nations said Monday it will not stop seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict....
  • Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

    The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. The news provided a modicum of relief to a...
  • A misguided effort against Islamic State

    A misguided effort against Islamic State
    Since President Obama asked Congress in February for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force against Islamic State, the proposal has been under attack by hawkish members of Congress. “My goal is to do no harm to the war effort,” Sen....
  • Make deal with Iran -- and keep Plan B's in back pocket

    President Obama is clearly right — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong — about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated. As I've...
  • Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo

    The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday. The...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow; was Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day...
  • GOP contenders push for military action against ISIS

    The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East. As war-...
  • Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

    Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region,...
  • Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases

    Syria's al-Qaida affiliate overran bases belonging to a Western-backed rebel group near the northern city of Aleppo after heavy clashes that killed at least 20 fighters, activists said Saturday. The fighting took place near the town of Atarib some 30...