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  • Afghan War is over, except that it's not

    WASHINGTON -- In a ceremony in Kabul Sunday, the U.S. commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan grandly proclaimed the "end" of the 13-year combat mission against the Taliban and other terrorist foes. But in doing so, he emphasized that NATO personnel...
  • Trudy Rubin: Global glimmers of hope

    2014 was such a grim year for foreign policy that I'd like to write a column predicting things will get better next year. In truth, there's scant reason to hope that the Islamic State will soon be destroyed, Vladimir Putin will see the light, or Kim Jong...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces begin new ground offensive against Islamic State group outside of Mosul

    Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi forces said they launched a large-scale offensive Wednesday to push Islamic State group extremists from an area outside the militant-held northern city of Mosul. The targeted area covers about 120 square...
  • Syrian rebels say US ignored early plan to stop Islamic State

    ISTANBUL Two months before Mosul and other cities in northern Iraq fell to the Islamic State last June, representatives of a Syrian rebel group called on the new U.S. special envoy for Syria with an outline of a plan to stop the extremists. The group...
  • Islamic State leads the scourge of militant Islam

    Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying. Witness the 2012 point-blank shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the random slayings a year later of 60-plus shoppers at an upscale mall in Kenya. The year 2014 was...
  • After winning key victory, Iraqi general warns of military's woes in fight with militants

    Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi had 225 fighters, a single Abrams tank, a pair of mortars, two artillery pieces and about 40 armored Humvees when he set out to retake a strategic city in northern Iraq captured by Islamic State militants over the summer. It...
  • Iraq's holy city of Karbala becomes a haven from sectarian fighting

    Iraq's holy city of Karbala becomes a haven from sectarian fighting
    When millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims descended last month on the shrine with twin gold domes in this holy city, many Iraqis expected sectarian fighting to erupt. Instead, the largely peaceful gathering of more than 17 million Shiites provided a place...
  • Air Force analysts in heat of battle, half a world from the front

    Air Force analysts in heat of battle, half a world from the front
    In a vast windowless room, several dozen intelligence analysts worked under the glow of more than 100 computer screens, quietly studying video streaming from U.S. drones and spy planes hunting for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. One team...
  • New Islamic State video has hostage giving tour of Iraqi city

    New Islamic State video has hostage giving tour of Iraqi city
    A new video released Saturday shows a British photojournalist held captive by Islamic State giving a stylized media tour of the embattled northern Iraqi city of Mosul -- visiting a market, a hospital and even climbing on a police motorcycle to refute...
  • Attackers kill 3 Saudi border guards in dawn attack near Iraq border

    Four gunmen attacked a Saudi security patrol near the Iraqi border early Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding at least three more, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said. A Saudi security official told The Associated Press the gunmen had come from...
  • Imam attacked 7 times for preaching that Bosnians must stay out of fight in Syria

    The long-bearded man burst into the mosque's yard and pinned Selvedin Beganovic to the ground. Shouting "Now I will slaughter you!" he plunged a knife three times into the imam's chest and fled. It was no random attack: Beganovic has suffered seven...