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  • Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

    Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm
    When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...
  • In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check

     In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check
    In a decade of bouncing from Pakistan to Iran to Turkey, Sohrab Barati, 26, has come to know just about every possible fate likely to befall Afghan migrants as they inch toward Western Europe. Penniless families sleep in parks. Boys as young as 16...
  • U.S. airstrike in Syria may have killed 50 civilians

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed at least 50 Syrian civilians late last month when it targeted a headquarters of Islamic State extremists in northern Syria, according to a witness and a Syrian opposition human rights organization....
  • Official: Battle between Islamic State group, Kurdish forces in north Iraq kills 30 peshmerga

    Islamic State group fighters attempting to retake a town in northern Iraq held by Kurdish peshmerga forces have killed at least 30 Kurds, an Iraqi military spokesman said Sunday. The battle for the town of Gwer demonstrates the Islamic State group's...
  • U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians

    U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians
    For the first time in the months-long air campaign against Islamic State militants, American commanders have confirmed that they are investigating the possibility that civilians have been killed in U.S. attacks. Until recently, Pentagon officials had...
  • French police seeking widow of slain terror suspect; she may be in Syria already

    A young Frenchwoman of North African origin, she opted to wear an Islamic veil, though she said the pious choice of attire cost her a job as a cashier. She has accused the U.S. of killing innocent Muslims, and was photographed wielding a crossbow....
  • Woman tied to Paris terrorist attacks fled to Turkey a week ago, official says

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A woman sought by French police after the terrorist attacks in Paris this past week left France days before the attacks occurred, traveling to Turkey and possibly into Syria, a senior Turkish official said Saturday. French police have...
  • Syrian group Al Nusra Front claims responsibility for Lebanon bombing

    The Syrian Al Qaeda-linked rebel group Al Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a cafe in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday that left nine dead and more than three dozen injured, according to the National News Agency,...
  • Muslim leaders condemn French massacre, but some on street disagree

    A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims. Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
  • Snow falls in Middle East as strong winter storm lashes Syrian refugees; killing 2 in Lebanon

    Snow fell in parts of the Middle East on Wednesday as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing two Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands who have fled their country's civil war to huddle for warmth in tents in refugee camps....
  • Paris attack sparks fears of support surge for far-right, anti-Islamist movements in Europe

    A day after terror struck Paris, Europe's far-right and anti-immigrant parties pressed home the message that has fueled their resurgence: The continent's rising numbers of Muslims are dangerous. Populist movements warning of the "Islamization" of...