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  • Arrests in France, Germany amid terrorism tensions

    Arrests in France, Germany amid terrorism tensions
    French and German authorities arrested at least 12 people Friday suspected of links to the Islamic State group and a Paris train station was evacuated, with Europe on alert for new potential terrorist attacks. The police raids came the morning after...
  • Iraq's fight against IS draws its top Shiite cleric into key political role

    Since Sunni militants of the Islamic State group overran large parts of Iraq, the country's most prominent Shiite cleric has fundamentally altered his spiritual role and has plunged straight into politics, weighing in on government policy and the fight...
  • A visit to the front: Iraq's Kurds bolster defense outside Kirkuk

    KHRABARUT, Iraq The bridge not far from the village of Khrabarut doesn't look like much a single concrete track over a drainage canal about 100 yards long but it's turned into a pivotal landmark in the fight between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State...
  • Pummeled by US-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in symbolic battle for Kobani

    With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a...
  • Pummeled by U.S.-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in Kobani

    Pummeled by U.S.-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in Kobani
    With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a...
  • New al-Qaida claim in Paris attack offers no hard evidence of link

    IRBIL, Iraq The top spokesman for the Yemen branch of al-Qaida publicly took credit Wednesday for the bloody attack on a French satirical newspaper, confirming a statement that had been emailed to reporters last week. But the 11-minute video provided...
  • The year is very young, but already a tough start

    The year is very young,  but already a tough start
    Like the rest of the world, especially those of us who make our living in media, the unsettling events in Paris last week have left us stunned. Free speech, no matter how distasteful, is the mark of a civilized society and should be protected under any...
  • As Bill Moyers retires, we lose a friend

    As Bill Moyers retires, we lose a friend
    After more than 40 years on the air, Bill Moyers has turned off his microphone. While the longtime face of public broadcasting had threatened to retire in the past, this time he has assured us that we have heard his final farewell. His voice and regular...
  • Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts

    Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts
    The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals. The invasion of...
  • In Beirut, bar patrons find respite from war

    In Beirut, bar patrons find respite from war
    It's well after 1 a.m. at Walkman, a new 1980s-themed bar off busy Hamra Street, and the liquor is still flowing, dance floor lights still flashing, girls in tight jeans and leopard-print tops still jumping to the remixed chorus of a far more contemporary...
  • Terror suspect's parents tell ISIS: 'Leave our children alone'

    Terror suspect's parents tell ISIS: 'Leave our children alone'
    Moments after her teenage son pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to join the Islamic State, Zarine Khan delivered a tearful but stern message Tuesday for her son's alleged recruiters. Her hands trembling as her husband stood by her side, the soft-...