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  • $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

    $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled
    Eleven months after President Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500-million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about its viability and...
  • Rebels worry about how to control Islamists if Assad losed northern Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey In three years of fighting, rebel commanders had never seen anything like the video that went up on the Internet last week. There was Brig. Gen. Suhail al Hassan, one of President Bashar Assad's favorite commanders, pleading with the...
  • Administration worries grow over Saudi campaign in Yemen

    The Obama administration is growing increasingly wary about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen and how to restore peace to a country wracked by sectarian divisions, endemic poverty and the al-Qaida offshoot posing the greatest threat to the...
  • US airstrikes killed Syrian villagers, rights group claims

    ISTANBUL Scores of Arab villagers died in airstrikes Thursday in northeast Syria, and local activists charged Saturday that the U.S.-led coalition was responsible. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britian-based group that monitors violence in...
  • Activists: Suspected chemical attacks in Syria injure 40

    Suspected chlorine gas attacks by Syrian government helicopters injured some 40 people and killed a child in the country's northwest, activists said Saturday, a day after an international chemical weapons watchdog said it was ready to investigate a series...
  • US to look into claim airstrike killed 52 civilians in Syria

    The U.S. military said Saturday it was looking into an activist group's claim that at least 52 civilians were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes near the Syrian border town of Kobani amid its campaign against the extremist Islamic State group. The strikes...
  • In Iraqi malls, Syrian women work jobs spurned by locals

    Two years after fleeing from her home in Damascus, 22-year-old Rahaf Abdullah is working at a gleaming mall in Iraq's Kurdish region, selling sweets to local women who largely refuse to take such jobs. While the mall job is a rite of passage for...
  • Kobani still a ghost town, months after liberation from IS

    The battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani was a watershed in the war against the Islamic State group — Syrian Kurdish forces fought the militants in rubble-strewn streets for months as U.S. aircraft pounded the extremists from the skies...
  • Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home

    Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home
    Tucked in the back of an alley lined with various shops, restaurants and stores, Aleppo's Kitchen brings to life the culture and food of one of the Arab world's ancient cities: Aleppo, Syria's oldest and largest. Syrians' struggle for freedom that began...
  • Extremists worry the Balkans, Europe's Muslim heartland

    GORNJA MAOCA, Bosnia-Herzegovina One day in early February, the black flag of the Islamic State appeared on the roof of a dilapidated home in Gornja Maoca, an isolated hamlet in northern Bosnia-Herzegovina. The flag was gone when the police arrived,...
  • Iran will take part in new Syria consultations, UN says

    The U.N. confirms that Iran will take part in consultations on Syria that begin Monday in Geneva. The U.N. special envoy on Syria has said these are not a new round of negotiations but a series of individual meetings with "as many parties as possible" to...