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  • Israel strikes back after 2 rockets from Syria hit Golan Heights

    At least two rockets fired from Syria landed in Israeli territory Tuesday, drawing retaliatory fire into Syria, Israel’s military said. The rockets landed on the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau Israel seized...
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....
  • Kurdish fighters celebrate ousting Islamic State militants from Syrian town of Kobani

    Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition. The Kurds raised their flag on a hill that...
  • Female terrorists finding their place in Islamic militants' ranks

    From bikini-clad beachgoer to veiled jihadist fugitive, the partner of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly underwent a startling metamorphosis that illuminates the dangerous potential behind militant groups' efforts to increase their recruiting of female...
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobani, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...
  • Islamic State flees Kobani in Syria; Kurds in Turkey, Iraq dance in the streets

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish fighters in Syria claimed Tuesday to have lifted the Islamic State's four-month siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and said the last Islamic State attackers were on the run. "The Islamic State is on the verge of defeat,"...
  • Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president

    To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)...
  • Islamic State on 'verge of defeat' in key Syrian town of Kobani

    Islamic State on 'verge of defeat' in key Syrian town of Kobani
    Islamic State has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants. The Britain-based Syrian...
  • In interview, Syrian president dismisses negotiations with 'puppets' as Moscow talks to begin

    Russia and Syria played down any hopes of a breakthrough in talks set to begin Monday in Moscow, while much of the opposition shied away. The four-day gathering in Moscow, billed as a meeting to "establish personal contact" between some opposition...
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobane, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobane, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...
  • Angelina Jolie visits Iraq, says international community 'failing' Iraqi and Syrian refugees

    Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq. Visiting Iraq for the...