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  • A Teacher Uses Red Pens To Help Students And Syria

    A Teacher Uses Red Pens To Help Students And Syria
        Red Pens, everyone has used them, especially teachers. But one teacher takes their love for red pens to a whole different level. This teachers name is Dylan Connor.             Mr. Connor is a Latin teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford...
  • U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday's congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S....
  • Kurds' battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Cloaked in Kurdish flags, thousands of people lined the roads to cheer on a military convoy headed for what was -- until recently -- an obscure Syrian border town, now the focus of a global war against the militants of Islamic...
  • Hagel will not discuss 'critical' Syria memo

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stressed the need for honesty in internal government discussions on Thursday as he declined comment on a two-page internal memo he wrote on Syria policy, described as critical by people familiar...
  • U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

    The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
  • Lebanese army detains 50 in north after weekend clashes

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese troops detained 50 people in raids on towns and Syrian refugee camps in the north of the country, the army said on Thursday, part of a security crackdown after battles with Islamist gunmen over the weekend. The army has...
  • Islamic State claims to have seized gas field from Syrian army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters in Syria claimed on Thursday to have taken control of a gas field in the central province of Homs after battles with government forces. A series of photos posted on social media by Islamic State purported to show...
  • Situation in Syria is 'appalling,' getting worse: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The humanitarian crisis in Syria is getting worse as all parties to the war, including forces aligned with the government and Islamic State militants, show "callous disregard" for millions of suffering civilians, the United...
  • Grisly video shows aftermath of airstrike on Syrian camp, activists say

    Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: The horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces. The target of Wednesday’s strike was a displaced-persons camp in the northern Syrian province...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight in Kobani as Islamic State attacks oil facility

    Iraqi Kurds join fight in Kobani as Islamic State attacks oil facility
    The first small group of Iraqi Kurdish fighters crossed the Turkish border Thursday and arrived in the besieged Syrian city of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight off the militants of the Islamic State, pro-opposition Syrian activists said. Elsewhere,...
  • North Carolina man pleads guilty to trying to join Islamic State

    A North Carolina man who tried to travel to Syria and join the extremist group Islamic State  pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Donald Ray Morgan, 44, of Rowan County was arrested Aug....