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  • Pentagon weighs U.S. funding bill impact on terrorism fight

    The Pentagon is scrambling to assess the impact of Congress' decision last week to approve only a third of the requested funding on the U.S. counterterrorism fight in Syria and Africa, the department's budget chief said on Monday. An appropriations...
  • Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

    Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said. After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar...
  • Syria's al Qaeda takes base next to major highway

    The Syrian branch of al Qaeda, the Nusra Front, said on Monday it had taken control of a base next to the country's main north-south highway. Until now, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had managed to repel numerous attacks on Wadi al-Deif,...
  • About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside Islamic State in Middle East

    About 300 Chinese people are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday, a rare tally that is likely to fuel worry in China that militants pose a threat to security. China has expressed concern...
  • Syrian army recaptures territory north of Aleppo in fierce fighting

    Syria's army seized an area north of Aleppo on Sunday and killed insurgents as fierce battles raged over the strategic territory, a group monitoring the war and state media reported. Syria's second city is at the heart of clashes between pro-government...
  • Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis

    Iran has supplied weapons, money and training to the Shi'ite Houthi militia that seized Yemen's capital in September, as Tehran steps up its regional power struggle with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni and Iranian officials say. Exactly how much support Iran has...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • European Union backs U.N. plan for Syrian truce

    European Union foreign ministers threw their weight behind a U.N. plan for a truce in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, saying it offered a glimmer of hope for a political solution to the three-and-a-half year old civil war. The EU also...
  • Syrian wins Arab Idol contest, steers clear of politics

    A young man from Syria'sbattle-ravaged city of Aleppo won the annual "Arab Idol" singingcontest late on Saturday, then prayed to God to end calamitiesin his country. Hazim Sharif steered clear of specific political referencesin interviews and Facebook...
  • U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week

    U.S.-led warplanes hit militants in Syria and Iraq 27 times this week
    U.S.-led warplanes launched 27 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria this week, officials said Friday. The three-day attack by jets and drones was focused on militants in Syria’s second-largest city, Aleppo; the embattled...
  • US providing little information to judge progress against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON The American war against the Islamic State has become the most opaque conflict the United States has undertaken in more than two decades, a fight that's so underreported that U.S. officials and their critics can make claims about progress, or...