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  • Syrian military and Druze allies join forces to fend off 'terrorists'

    The commander of the besieged air base west of town had a message of defiance for the world. "This will be the terrorists' graveyard," vowed the Syrian army colonel at the front gate of the Thalah military airport, well within mortar range of rebels the...
  • US report finds Iran threat undiminished as nuke deal nears

    Iran's support for international terrorist groups remained undiminished last year and even expanded in some respects, the Obama administration said Friday, less than two weeks before the deadline for completing a nuclear deal that could provide Tehran...
  • Cigarette smuggler skirts deadly edge of IS smoking ban

    It was a heart-racing moment. The cigarette smuggler was stuck in line at a checkpoint as, up ahead, Islamic State militants were searching cars. He was running a big risk: The militants have banned smoking and lighting up is punishable with a fine or...
  • Don't center policy against Islamic State in Baghdad

    It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Syces-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially....
  • Kurds triumph in latest advance, but fear spreads among other Syrians

    ISTANBUL An enormous yellow flag with a red star in the middle hangs over the main square in Tel Abyad, the Syrian border town just seized from Islamic State extremists by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. For Syrian Kurds, it's a symbol of triumph. Other...
  • Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports

     Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports
    Terrorist violence exploded around the world last year, driven by a surge in attacks by the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East and Boko Haram in West Africa, the State Department said in a report Friday. The number of terrorist attacks...
  • Greek island swamped by refugee flood; no relief in sight

    An inflatable dinghy touches the shore in darkness. Dozens of men, women and children jump into the shallow water, stumbling on unseen rocks as they scramble onto a narrow strip of seaweed-strewn beach. "Are we in Greece?" one man asks as he ditches...
  • Lebanon Druze leader tries to calm fears in Syrian community

    Lebanon's political leader of the Druze community tried on Friday to calm members of neighboring Syria's minority sect after a deadly al-Qaida raid there killed as many as 20 Druze villagers. Walid Jumblatt said the attack earlier this week on Qalb...
  • American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'

    American who died  in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
    Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native, who worked at the family manufacturing business, didn't know anyone in Syria or Iraq...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....