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  • Obama's reluctance to say 'Islamic terrorism'

    Obama's reluctance to say 'Islamic terrorism'
    To the editor: President Obama, despite facing criticism, has been adamant in making a distinction between Islam and extremism. His words have brought much comfort to Muslims like me in the United States, living in the shadow of Islamophobia. ("...
  • Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official

    Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official
    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...
  • U.S. to allow wider export of armed drones

    The Obama administration will permit the widespread export of armed drones for the first time, a step toward providing allied nations with weapons that have become a cornerstone of U.S. counterterrorism strategy but whose remotely controlled power to kill...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Cossack fighters laugh, hug as they take control of Ukrainian town Debaltseve appeared to be largely under the control of rebels Thursday, a day after Ukrainian forces began withdrawing from the besieged town. Associated Press journalists who drove...
  • Correction: Islamic State-Libya story

    In a Feb. 19 story about the Islamic State group in Libya, The Associated Press erroneously stated the parts of the country covered by the two emirs reportedly appointed by the group. The emir of Tripoli covers western Libya, and the emir based in Darna...
  • Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

    President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. After making...
  • Suicide car bomber kills 6 Iraqi soldiers, Shiite militiamen

    Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomber has killed six troops and Shiite militiamen in a flashpoint area north of Baghdad that has seen much fighting with Islamic State militants. Police officials say the bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a...
  • Uneasy alliance of Kurds, Shiites formed in northern Iraq

    Shiite militiamen shuttle back and forth to the nearby front lines from a sprawling military base near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk. They hoist billboards of their commander, bellow Shiite prayers from mosque loudspeakers and chant the name of...
  • Egypt strikes IS in Libya, pushes for international action

    Egypt bombed Islamic State militants in neighboring Libya on Monday and called on the United States and Europe to join an international military intervention in the chaotic North African state after extremists beheaded a group of Egyptian Christians. 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...
  • A look at the Islamic State group's reach into North Africa

    The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state....