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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son, underscoring threat from within One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified Sunday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring...
  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...
  • Civilians flee as battle rages in Damascus camp

    CAIRO Hundreds of civilians have fled a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, Syria, duringa raging battle between Islamic State fighters and Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, a rival Palestinian faction, a monitoring group said Sunday. Hundreds of others remain...
  • Civilians flee as militants seize most of Damascus camp

    Civilians trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria's capital fled to safer areas Saturday amid intense shelling and clashes between Palestinian armed factions and Islamic militants who took over most of the camp, Syrian activists said. A Damascus-...
  • 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...
  • In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood

    In the Mideast, borders have always been drawn in blood
    With a massive invasion by U.S. ground troops ruled out — for now — the debate in Washington over what to do about Islamic State militants has shifted into the realm of diplomacy and “soft power.” President Obama, in his recent...
  • 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...