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  • Five accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE: papers

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Four citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one from the Comoros have gone on trial charged with trying to build a bomb in the Gulf Arab state, newspapers reported on Tuesday. The five are among 15 accused of membership of al...
  • U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight

    U.S. courts skeptical Arab allies in Islamic State fight
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the United States will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the...
  • Turkey to play role in fight against Islamic State

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is seeking specific roles in a U.S.-led coalition to battle Islamic State fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said after talks with Turkish leaders on Monday, without revealing details. Turkey was the only Muslim nation...
  • New U.N. rights boss warns of 'house of blood' in Iraq, Syria

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood." Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al...
  • U.N. human rights chief warns of 'house of blood' in Syria, Iraq

    U.N. human rights chief warns of 'house of blood' in Syria, Iraq
    The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood." Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, the first...
  • Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Hillary Clinton?

    Could Jim Webb mount credible challenge to Hillary Clinton?
    Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare. The former one-term Virginia senator and Vietnam War veteran is making sounds about running for president as a Democrat. He was in Iowa last month; a New Hampshire trip may be in the offing, and he'...
  • Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower

    Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower
    As the Syrian government warplane flew overhead, Malik Abu Iskandaroon ran to a storage room and grabbed a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Moments later, on the roof of the three-story villa, which serves as air force headquarters for the Harakat...
  • Arab League leader calls for confronting Islamic State

    Arab states must unite to confront the threat posed by the militants of the Islamic State, the secretary-general of the Arab League told member foreign ministers Sunday. Nabil Arabi’s comments in the Egyptian capital came as the Obama...
  • West widens contacts with Syria's Kurds but suspicion remains

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The fight against Islamic State could at last win Syria's Kurds the Western help they have sought, but they must first clarify their relationship to President Bashar al-Assad and reassure Turkey that they won't cause trouble on its...
  • Syrian air strikes on Islamic State positions kill 60 civilians: activists

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes killed at least 60 civilians including a dozen children in two days of air strikes on Islamic State-held territory at the weekend, activists said on Monday. President Bashar al-Assad's military has...
  • U.S. expands attacks on Islamic State as Iraqi forces move to reclaim villages near Haditha

    BAGHDAD The United States on Sunday expanded its air war against Islamic extremists in Iraq, sending fighter jets to attack targets near the Haditha Dam in coordination with ground forces from the Shiite Muslim-dominated Iraqi military and local Sunni...