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  • Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'

    Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender....
  • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

    A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could...
  • Opposition forces in Syria claim control of town near Jordanian border

    Anti-government forces active in the southern provinces in Syria wrested control of an army stronghold near the Jordanian border Wednesday, pro-opposition sources said, in a small but significant victory for the rebels. "The town of Busra al Sham has...
  • Bus carrying Shiite pilgrims bombed in Syria; at least 6 dead

    An explosion Sunday tore apart a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts. The official Syrian state news agency, SANA, reported six dead and more than a dozen...
  • Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict

    Deadly Hezbollah-Israel border clash raises specter of new conflict
    A fresh spasm of violence Wednesday along contested terrain between Israel and Lebanon looks ominously like the scenario that sparked the 2006 war between the two bitter adversaries, raising the prospect of another major conflict in the heart of the...
  • CAIR leader: We decry violence: Front & Center

    CAIR leader: We decry violence: Front & Center
    The last 14 years have been tough for followers of Islam. The fallout after 9-11 and recent incidents including ISIS atrocities and the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris undercut Islam's trademark as a religion of peace. And it bred scorn and distrust of...
  • Make deal with Iran -- and keep Plan B's in back pocket

    President Obama is clearly right — and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is wrong — about the Iran nuclear negotiations. But the broader and more consequential question of Iran's place in the world is much more complicated. As I've...
  • Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial

    Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial
    Disillusioned with the Marine Corps and fearing he would die in combat, an Arab American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq in 2004 and fled to his native Lebanon, a Marine prosecutor told a court-martial Friday. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun made...
  • In Yemen, takeover by Houthis leaves nation's future unclear

     In Yemen, takeover by Houthis leaves nation's future unclear
    Loudspeakers mounted on pickup trucks regularly blare a message of defiance above the steady din of honking horns and grinding motors. "Beware of the West!" warns the amplified voice, echoing amid traffic-clogged streets and bustling shops. "The West...
  • Hezbollah ready to close the door on clash with Israel, U.N. says

    Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the United Nations had informed Israel that the Lebanese group Hezbollah was unlikely to escalate violence after deadly encounters a day earlier left three people dead, raising concern about more fighting...
  • Syrian forces make gains against rebels in country's south

    Syrian forces fighting to push back opposition gains in the southern part of the country wrested control of a number of villages Friday, according to government and rebel accounts, as the military pressed an offensive south of Damascus, the capital. The...