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  • Hezbollah says it struck Syria militants with help of drone

    Lebanon's Hezbollah group says it has struck a group of al-Qaida militants near the border with Syria with the help of a drone for the first time. The Shiite group's Al-Manar satellite television channel said the "qualitative operation" was carried out...
  • For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart

    The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after...
  • Former British premier: Refugees overwhelm Lebanese schools

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Tuesday that Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, asking the world for more support as estimates suggest that more than 400,000 children from neighboring Syria need schooling here &#...
  • Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels

    Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said. The two countries agreed...
  • Ramadi will be recaptured from Islamic State within days, Iraqi leader says

    Ramadi will be recaptured from Islamic State within days, Iraqi leader says
    Pro-government Iraqi forces will recapture the strategic city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants within days, Iraq Prime Minister Haider Abadi said in an interview aired Monday. Asked how long it would take to wrest the Anbar provincial capital back...
  • Official: Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

    The Syrian army is deploying troops in areas near the ancient town of Palmyra in apparent preparation for a counterattack to retake it from the Islamic State group, an official said. Gov. Talal Barazi of the central province of Homs, which includes...
  • Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria's civil war

    The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing "unprecedented danger" from extremist groups and vowed his fighters will expand their involvement in Syria's civil war in support of government forces. Sheik Hassan...
  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby. Once a house painter and now a...
  • Syrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum

    Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town — the...
  • Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

    The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom. Friday's attack was the kingdom's deadliest...
  • At Mideast forum, officials seek world's help

    Mideast-weary though it may be, the international community has a duty and an interest in helping the countries of the region both rebuff violent extremists and fix the refugee crisis that in part has resulted from the fight with them — that was the...