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  • Special UN envoy for Syria: Assad key to resolving conflict

    The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria says Syrian President Bashar Assad remains part of the equation for ending the nearly four-year conflict. Staffan de Mistura says he met with Assad recently and "will continue having very important discussions with...
  • Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

    The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian...
  • Syrian townspeople insist US airstrike killed civilians

    NIZIP, Turkey Mohammad Na'us was one of the most respected men in al Bab. He was the undertaker who washed the bodies of the dead prior to burial, a pious Quranic scholar who issued the sundown call to prayer in the Syrian town near the Turkish border,...
  • Justice elusive 10 years after killing of Lebanon's Hariri

    The public gallery at a Netherlands court was as deserted as the seats set aside for defendants on a recent day at the trial of five Hezbollah suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, one of the most prominent Sunni...
  • Yemen turmoil deepens as Saudi Arabia, Egypt eye intervention and Western embassy staff leave

    As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
  • American woman held by Islamic State militants told friends she was determined to help Syrians

    Friends say the American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestine territories,...
  • Obama asks fresh, limited war powers, vows that Islamic State group 'is going to lose'

    Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...
  • After Kobani victory over Islamic State group, Syrian Kurds seek alliance with moderate rebels

    For Kurdish fighters, last month's victory over Islamic State militants in the town of Kobani in northern Syria was only the beginning. Their ambition is to build on an alliance with moderate rebels in Syria and become the chief force fighting the...
  • In spite of bombing campaign, Islamic State militants continue to draw foreign recruits

    The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S....
  • Text of Obama's proposed resolution to authorize military force against the Islamic State

    Full text of Obama's proposed resolution to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State: JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the limited use of the United States Armed Forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Whereas the...
  • US closes embassy, evacuates staff in Yemen due to security, counterterror ops to continue

    The State Department confirmed late Tuesday that it has closed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen and evacuated its staff because of the political crisis and security concerns following the takeover of much of the country by Shiite rebels. The department...