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  • Making enemies, one war at a time

    Making enemies, one war at a time
    "War," it's been said, "is God's way of teaching Americans geography." Maybe we do learn how to locate the countries we invade or bomb on a map. But recent experience indicates how much we don't know about those societies, and how slow we are at...
  • Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says

    Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says
    The Islamic State militant group kidnapped and tortured dozens of boys in Syria this year, beating them with hoses or electrical cables and forcing them to watch videos of beheadings and combat, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The youths, ages 14 to...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...
  • U.S. downplays gains by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters have overrun key northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and were menacing a major border crossing, dealing a heavy blow to American hopes that moderate Syrian factions would provide significant aid in the battle against...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

    Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
    Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region. Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Repeating our Middle East mistakes

    Repeating our Middle East mistakes
    President Barack Obama's latest foray into the Middle East is unfortunately reactive and uninformed and shows how very little he seems to take into account our bloody history in the region. It's as if the past quarter century never happened. Where...