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  • Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning

    BAGHDAD To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all they've ever known. Their houses have been razed, their neighbors are dead and their tribal codes have been violated in ways they never dreamed possible. For the extremist fighters...
  • Al-Qaida affiliate declares 'emirate' in Aleppo

    ISTANBUL One week after radical Islamists in Iraq declared a "caliphate" spanning the Iraqi-Syria border with its capital in Mosul, Al Qaida's affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra, said it is setting up an "emirate" in rebel-held parts of Aleppo. Nusra...
  • Volunteers Give Boost To Middletown's Trees Of Honor Memorial

    MIDDLETOWN — Work on the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial is progressing rapidly, with volunteer laborers and donated equipment giving the project a huge boost. Since 2001, 65 Connecticut soldiers have died in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • Syria's Assad assails rebels and their allies as he starts third term

    With global attention turned to crises raging elsewhere in the region, a triumphant and defiant Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a third term as president of war-ravaged Syria. Assad’s address during an elaborate ceremony at the...
  • Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position

    Confident Assad launches new term in stronger position
    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new term as Syria's president on Wednesday, after an election which his opponents dismiss as a sham but which he said proved he had achieved victory after a "dirty war" to unseat him. Once written...
  • Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse

     Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse
    Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
  • Iraq parliament meets to decide on forming government

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament met on Tuesday for talks aimed at breaking a political impasse which has held up the formation of a government to tackle an Islamist insurgency which swept through northern Iraq towards Baghdad. Acting speaker...
  • Kurdish singer Helly Luv ready to 'Risk it All' for independence

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish pop singer Helly Luv says she will not be put off by death threats from Iraqi Islamist militants since release of her first music video but, drawing on its title, insists she will "Risk It All" to help a push for an...
  • Sunni Iraqi politician Jabouri elected speaker: state TV

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Moderate Islamist Sunni politician Salim al-Jabouri was elected Iraq's new speaker on Tuesday, state television reported, winning an absolute majority of votes from deputies. Live television footage broadcast from inside the...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Sign of nasty 2016 foreign policy debate

    The sniping this week between two presumed Republican candidates for president has included cracks about hopeless na├»vete, a spat over the mantle of Ronald Reagan and even an insult aimed at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses. It was also the...