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  • UN official: All must respect civilians in Syria's Yarmouk

    A senior United Nations official on Monday called on all sides to "respect the beleaguered civilians" trapped inside an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. Islamic State militants overran much of the Yarmouk early this month, giving...
  • Syrian peace talks in Moscow end in disarray

    Talks between the Syrian government and the opposition ended in acrimony Friday with the parties blaming each other for the breakdown. The Russian mediator of the weeklong meeting, Vitaly Naumkin, said the parties agreed on a set of principles for a...
  • PLO says no to military action in Syria's embattled Yarmouk

    The Palestine Liberation Organization said it will not be drawn into military action in an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, rejecting claims that Palestinians would join Syrian troops in driving out Islamic State militants. The PLO statement,...
  • US plans for anti-Islamic State training drawing skepticism

    The fight against the Islamic State group received a jolt of energy when the United States and Turkey sealed a pact to train and arm Syrian rebels. Two months later, the program faces delays and skepticism — as Turkish officials, Syrian rebels and...
  • Yemen rebels capture city, Iran condemns Saudi air campaign

    Shiite rebels and allied troops overran the capital of an oil-rich Yemeni province in a heavily Sunni area on Thursday, making significant territorial gains despite Saudi-led airstrikes, now entering their third week. Iran, which is trying to garner...
  • Wisconsin man accused of trying to join Islamic State group

    A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group. Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day after...
  • Wisconsin man arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State

    Wisconsin man arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State
    A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group. Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day...
  • UN chief instructs Syria envoy to seek political end to war

    The U.N. secretary-general instructed his special envoy to Syria on Thursday to relaunch a political process aimed at ending the four-year-old conflict, the clearest sign yet that a plan to freeze hostilities in key cities has failed. Ban Ki-moon spoke...
  • Aid group urges US to resettle 65,000 Syrians by end of 2016

    An international aid group on Thursday called on the United States to resettle 65,000 Syrians before the end of 2016, highlighting Washington's slow response to the massive refugee crisis generated by the civil war. David Miliband, the President and...
  • Rift between Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and local Syrians over flag-raising grows

    Rift between Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and local Syrians over flag-raising grows
    The divide between Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and members of the local Syrian community widened Wednesday as Syrian leaders rejected the mayor's proposal for a cultural day at City Hall, accusing the city of discrimination. The dispute, which came...
  • Jihadist cash lures Syria refugees as international aid dwindles

    Mohammad Deen, a Syrian refugee and father of six, struggles to find the money to meet his children's needs and worries who else might step in with an offer to help. "If Daash approaches my son and gives him $300 to fight with them, he would do it," he...