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  • Conditions for Syria's displaced just keep getting worse, aid officials lament

    GENEVA Senior diplomats and U.N. aid officials warned Tuesday that there is no end in sight to the deterioration of living conditions for the millions of Syrians displaced by the four years of civil war in that country. The United States announced...
  • UN envoy: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes 6 weeks

    The United Nations envoy to Syria said Tuesday he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes and artillery shelling on the city of Aleppo for six weeks to allow a proposed U.N. plan to "freeze" hostilities in the country'...
  • Bosnian police arrests alleged supporters of Islamic State

    Authorities on Wednesday arrested six men suspected of supporting the Islamic State group, including two who allegedly were preparing to go to Syria to fight and were arrested at Sarajevo airport. Boris Grubesic, spokesman for the state prosecution...
  • Doyle McManus: GOP so far lacks foreign policy beyond 'not Obama'

    Doyle McManus: GOP so far lacks foreign policy beyond 'not Obama'
    Most presidential campaigns focus mostly on domestic issues such as the economy, taxes and health care, not foreign policy. But the 2016 presidential campaign is already shaping up to be an exception to that rule. For one thing, the world is a mess. The...
  • The uses, and abuses, of history in the Middle East conflict

    PARIS -- Egypt has just joined the war against the Islamic State in the Levant (also known as ISIL or, in Arabic, Daesh). Its air force has attacked the jihadist army in retribution for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts held in Libya, whom they...
  • Turkey's border with Syria

    This is in response to “In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway” (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations...
  • Syria troops capture villages near Aleppo in surprise attack

    Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters captured several villages near Aleppo in heavy fighting Tuesday that left more than 100 dead on both sides, bringing them closer to their goal of besieging rebel-held neighborhoods in the...
  • Despite grisly executions, expanded campaign against Islamic State seems unlikely

    IRBIL, Iraq In the space of two weeks, two grotesque executions by the Islamic State, the first the immolation of a Jordanian pilot held in Syria and the second the beheading earlier this week of 21 Egyptian guest workers in Libya, have dragged America'...
  • Rocket attack hits pro-government area of Syria's Aleppo

    A rocket attack on a government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo Monday killed at least nine civilians, including children, Syrian state media and an activist group said. The official SANA news agency said three children were among nine...
  • Egypt strikes Islamic State in Libya, pushes for international action

    Egypt bombed Islamic State militants in neighboring Libya on Monday and called on the United States and Europe to join an international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians....
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Boston Globe, Feb. 10, 2015 The pain that Jordanians feel after the brutal murder of downed fighter pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh by Islamic State militants in Syria is one that, after the beheading of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, Americans can relate...