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  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State

    Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have gained ground against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, potentially clearing an escape route for persecuted minorities remaining on and near Mt. Sinjar. The offensive, begun this week, paired the...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
    Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled Islamic State militants to take back the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East

    At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday. The last three years have been the...
  • German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

    German journalist describes life inside Islamic State
    A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans. “The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen...
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads

    Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads
    Syrian government forces and rebels were waging a fierce battle Saturday for control of a strategic crossroads in a southern Syrian town, according to opposition activists and official accounts. Fighters affiliated with the Southern Front, a West-backed...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • Syria's Assad downplays U.S. strikes on Islamic State

    Syria's Assad downplays U.S. strikes on Islamic State
    The U.S.-led coalition’s more than 2-month-old air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria has not significantly altered the shape of the battlefield, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in interview excerpts published Wednesday. “...