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  • UN Security Council to meet Wednesday on Libyan crisis

    The U.N. Security Council prepared to meet in emergency session on Libya on Wednesday, as permanent council members expressed initial support for a resolution on a response to the country's crisis. Egypt is pressing the council to take action after the...
  • Iraq envoy to UN: Islamic State might be harvesting organs

    Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to look at allegations that the Islamic State group is using organ harvesting as a way to finance its operations. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim told reporters that in the...
  • The uses, and abuses, of history in the Middle East conflict

    PARIS -- Egypt has just joined the war against the Islamic State in the Levant (also known as ISIL or, in Arabic, Daesh). Its air force has attacked the jihadist army in retribution for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts held in Libya, whom they...
  • Turkey's border with Syria

    This is in response to “In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway” (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations...
  • Report: Iranian fighter killed in clashes with IS in Iraq

    An Iranian news agency is reporting the death of an Iranian fighter during a battle with the Islamic State group in Iraq. Tuesday's report by the semi-official Fars agency identifies the fighter as Mohammad Hadi Zolfaghari. It says he died fighting...
  • Report: Shiite militias escalate abuse of Sunnis in Iraq

    An international rights group said Shiite militias allied with Iraqi security forces have escalated a campaign of abuse against Sunni residents in recent months, as gunmen assassinated a prominent Sunni tribal leader during an ambush in a Shiite...
  • Today in History

    Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2015. There are 317 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 17, 1865, during the Civil War, Columbia, South Carolina, burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved...
  • Another reluctant warrior in the White House

    Another reluctant warrior in the White House
    President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
  • Egypt bombs Islamist targets in Libya in retaliation for workers' beheadings

    IRBIL, Iraq The Egyptian government said that it had bombed Islamist targets throughout Libya on Monday to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians whose murders on a beach apparently near Tripoli were recorded and posted Sunday on the...
  • New front in Islamic State war as Egypt retaliates in Libya for beheadings

    IRBIL, Iraq The Egyptian government said Monday that it had bombed Islamist targets throughout Libya to retaliate for the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians whose murders on a beach apparently near Tripoli were recorded and posted Sunday on the Internet....
  • Satisfying hawks and doves: Obama's ambivalent war logic

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn't really tell us how. Obama has asked to be liberated and constrained at...