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  • Lindsey Graham: Running for White House because 'the world is falling apart'

    Lindsey Graham: Running for White House because 'the world is falling apart'
     South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East. "I'm running because I think the...
  • U.S. commandos kill senior Islamic State leader, capture wife

    In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State's head of oil operations, captured his wife and rescued a woman whom American officials said was enslaved. A team of Delta Force commandos slipped...
  • Pope Francis canonizes 4 nuns, 2 from 19th century Palestine

    Pope Francis canonizes 4 nuns, 2 from 19th century Palestine
    Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th-century Palestine on Sunday in hope of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists. Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas...
  • Activists say US-led coalition airstrike kills 7 in Syria

    An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo has killed seven family members, including a couple and their five children, activists and the Islamic State group said Monday. The airstrike on the Islamic State-held...
  • Behind tough talk on Russia, G-7 leaders face tough reality

    Behind the tough talk on Russia expected from President Barack Obama and other leaders gathering in Germany this weekend is a stark reality. None of the world powers believes the economic and diplomatic punishments levied on Russia for its alleged...
  • Iraq says its troops have taken over part of Beiji from Islamic State

    Iraq says its troops have taken over part of Beiji from Islamic State
    Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias recaptured key parts of the northern refinery town of Beiji from Islamic State militants Sunday, a general said. The commander of the Interior Ministry's Quick Reaction Forces, Brig. Gen. Nassir al-Fartousi, told...
  • Iraq: Troops advance against IS in key refinery town

    Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias recaptured key parts of the northern refinery town of Beiji from the Islamic State group on Sunday, a general said. The commander of the Interior Ministry's Quick Reaction Forces, Brig. Gen. Nassir al-Fartousi, told...
  • Hundreds of young Syrians find academic home at US colleges

    Brothers Molham and Mohammad Kayali spray-painted anti-government graffiti around Aleppo University in northern Syria in early 2012 and held up flags in protest against President Bashar al Assad's government. Worried that their lives were in danger,...
  • Russia: ISIS adherent killed in Dagestan

    Russia's anti-terrorism committee says police in the restive region of Dagestan have killed a militant who had taken the oath of the radical ISIS group. Since the 1990s, Dagestan has endured clashes and attacks by Islamic militants and concerns are...
  • Islamic State fighters at the gates of northeast Syrian city

    Islamic State militants fighting in Syria on Friday reached the southern gates of the predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Hassakeh amid intense air raids and shelling, Syrian activists and the extremist group's radio station said. The push came as...
  • UN outraged at all attacks against civilians in Syria

    The U.N. Security Council is expressing "outrage" at all attacks against civilians in Syria including those involving shelling and barrel bombs. The bombings have reportedly been used extensively in Aleppo and other areas in recent days leaving many...