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  • Young Bahraini emerges as a senior Islamic State group cleric, marking generational divide

    Turki al-Binali has crisscrossed the Islamic State group's self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq with a pistol holstered at his side, delivering fiery sermons in which the 30-year-old provides religious justification for its bloody rampage across...
  • Airlines halt flights to Baghdad after gunfire hits passenger plane arriving from Dubai

    Several airlines suspended flights to Baghdad on Tuesday after a passenger plane arriving from the Mideast's busiest airport in Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital. A prolonged disruption in flights could seriously limit travel...
  • Abe calls deadline 'despicable' as time running short for hostages' release after death threat

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage. The...
  • Japan hostage's mother pleads as Islamic State makes final death threat

    Japan hostage's mother pleads as Islamic State makes final death threat
    The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat. Junko Ishido, mother of journalist Kenji Goto, read to...
  • USAID formally suspends contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The United States Agency for International Development has formally suspended the work of one of its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan following accusations of mismanagement. A USAID statement issued Monday said the decision was the result of...
  • Report: Iran sends vow of revenge to Israel via Washington over killing of Iranian general

    Iran said Tuesday it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein...
  • Iraq officials vow to investigate alleged massacre of Sunnis

    Iraq officials vow to investigate alleged massacre of Sunnis
    Iraqi officials on Tuesday promised to investigate reports that at least 70 civilians, including women and children, were slain during a bloody government campaign to seize control of the embattled eastern province of Diyala. Sunni Muslim tribal leaders...
  • DAVOS WATCH: Concern over Europe's economy dominates Davos; leaders welcome any more stimulus

    The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500 heads of state, business leaders, philanthropists and...
  • As troops come home, group prepares for final care package deliveries

    As troops come home, group prepares for final care package deliveries
    During his third tour in Iraq, U.S. Army Sgt. Eugenio Amador received much-needed morale boosts in the form of care packages sent by America's Moms for Soldiers. The packages "helped me calm myself," said Amador, 33, who has more than 13 years of...
  • Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead

    Obama looks away as Iran plows ahead
    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....