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  • Aid group chief: UN efforts haven't boosted Syria aid access

    A series of U.N. Security Council resolutions passed last year seeking to boost aid access to reach millions of Syrians in desperate need of assistance have had no impact, the head of a prominent humanitarian group said Wednesday. The Syrian conflict,...
  • Islamic State's social media efforts luring female recruits to Syria

    Aqsa Mahmood grew up in an affluent part of Glasgow, Scotland, and attended a prestigious private school. She liked listening to the band Coldplay and reading "Harry Potter" books. Then at 19, she disappeared. She later told her parents that she had...
  • Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

    Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue
    Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along the Khabur River,...
  • Syria's Assad meets with 4 French lawmakers in Damascus

    Syrian President Bashar Assad has held talks with four French lawmakers visiting Damascus — the first such meeting since Paris broke diplomatic ties in 2012. The motive behind the Damascus trip by the four — two senators and two lawmakers...
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while...
  • Obama, Qatar's emir express solidarity to defeat IS

    President Barack Obama and Qatar's leader say they are committed to defeating Islamic State militants, despite what the president is calling the "extraordinary challenge" of stabilizing Syria. Obama made a show of solidarity with Qatar by hosting Emir...
  • Rights group says 1,500 sites of Syrian air attacks

    Human Rights Watch said Tuesday it has identified nearly 1,500 sites where the Syrian government has carried out indiscriminate air attacks over the past year using barrel bombs and other improvised weapons that have killed or injured thousands of people....
  • S. Korean spy chief says teenager joined Islamic State group

    A teenager who went missing in Turkey last month is probably the first known South Korean to join the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. The director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Lee Byung-kee, told legislators in a closed-...
  • Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Former U.N. ambassador rallies crowd at Deerfield synagogue

    Former U.N. ambassador rallies crowd at Deerfield synagogue
    More than 500 people came to Deerfield to hear about potential solutions to a number of world problems — and from the sound of their applause to many points made by former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a lot liked what they heard. Bolton touched on...
  • New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...