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  • Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor

    Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor
    Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 346...
  • Who will stand up for the Christians?

    Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa? In Europe and in the United States, we have witnessed demonstrations over the tragic deaths of Palestinians who have been used as human shields by Hamas, the...
  • Embattled Syrian government asks for help fighting Islamic State

    ISTANBUL One day after losing a major airbase to Islamic extremists, Syria said Monday it was willing to work with other countries to fight terror groups in Syria provided they show respect for the Syrian regime and operate only with its permission. At...
  • Diffuse Hamas structure complicates Gaza peace efforts

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel. In less...
  • Trudy Rubin: Sooner than later, US will have to confront Islamic State fighters

    How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army and beheads an American journalist? Since the gruesome slaughter of James Foley, U.S. officials are debating whether the...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • Damascus wants coordination in any air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government said on Monday it must be involved in coordinating any air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, after the United States said it was considering extending the fight against Islamic State into Syrian...
  • American writer held by Syrian militants freed after nearly 2 years

    WASHINGTON Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate on Sunday unexpectedly freed an American writer from nearly two years of captivity after secret international negotiations for his release that were apparently led by Qatar. The Nusra Front may have freed Peter Theo...
  • Islamic extremists seize Syrian military base, then behead captured government soldiers

    ISTANBUL Islamic extremists captured a major government military airport in Raqqa, eastern Syria, on Sunday, completing their takeover of the entire province and dealing a humiliating blow to President Bashar Assad. The victory is further evidence that...
  • In Kurdish Irbil, first car bomb raises fear of onslaught by Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq A car bomb that exploded along a busy Irbil thoroughfare Saturday evening was the first attack on the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region since the Islamic State took control of much of adjacent Iraqi Arab territory in mid-June, and...
  • James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state

    James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state
    After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State. The family...