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  • Islamic State imposes media controls in Syrian province

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State, the al Qaeda splinter group which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, has told activists in Syria's Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a monitoring group said on Friday.
  • Islamic State militants open office for potential wives: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al Qaeda offshoot, a monitoring group said on Monday. The office in al-Bab, a town...

    Terror in Syria: Their Take

    Terror in Syria The last shipments of Syria's declared supplies of chemical weapons are safely ensconced aboard the Cape Ray, a U.S. vessel that will destroy the toxins at sea. That's 1,300 tons of chemical weapons that won't threaten Syrian civilians.&...

    Paul Greenberg: A word for the Kurds

    ... It's an old saying: Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. In spades. The latest illustration of that adage is provided by our own vice president, for Joe Biden is finally getting his wish. He made it back in 2006, another time when...

    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...