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  • Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner

    Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner
    When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote...
  • In fight against Islamic State, US would be better off without its Arab allies

    In fight against Islamic State, US would be better off without its Arab allies
    U.S. officials continue to insist that our Middle Eastern allies are crucial to the fight against Islamic State and to other Middle Eastern conflicts. But are they? To judge by the chaos their help has created in Syria, we'd be better off without them....
  • IS militants battle armed groups in Syria refugee camp

    Islamic State militants fought Friday against armed groups inside a refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and have made new advances inside the camp, Palestinian officials and activists said. The militants stormed the Yarmouk camp on Wednesday,...
  • Bruising week for Syria's Assad as troops suffer losses

    It was a bruising week for Syria's Bashar Assad. The rapid collapse of his forces on two fronts in the north and south brought the opposition its biggest victories in two years, raising serious questions about the president's ability to fend off...
  • Syrians denied flag raising in Allentown

    Syrians denied flag raising in Allentown
    More than two dozen members of the sizable local Syrian community crowded Allentown City Council chambers Wednesday to protest a decision to deny the group a public flag raising. For years, city officials have allowed different cultural groups to hold...
  • IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according...
  • Iraq hails victory over Islamic State extremists in Tikrit

    The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi walked triumphantly along a...
  • 9 UK citizens headed to Syria arrested, Turkey military says

    Turkey's military says that nine British citizens have been arrested trying to cross into Syria. They were taken into custody in Hatay province, the military said in a statement Wednesday. The group of three men, two women and four children, was...
  • Islamic State enters Palestinian refugee camp; Jordan closes border

    Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according...
  • Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid as thousands more displaced

    International donors at a conference in Kuwait pledged $3.8 billion Tuesday to help Syrians affected by the civil war, as U.N. officials warned of a fresh wave of mass displacement after Islamic groups took over a major city in northwestern Syria. The...
  • US hits Syrian bank official, 3 companies with sanctions

    The U.S. is imposing new sanctions on Syria's government aimed at blunting its weapons programs and pushing it into negotiations with rebels. The Treasury Department's action targets Batoul Rida, a Syrian central bank official, and three "front...