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  • Islamic State threatens to seize Syrian border town from other rebels

    Islamic State threatens to seize Syrian border town from other rebels
    Islamic State militants were reported Sunday to be closing in on a strategic border town in northwestern Syria’s Aleppo province near the Turkish frontier after routing rival rebel groups in fierce clashes. The attack appeared to signal another...
  • Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

     Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
    Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take — and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in...
  • Islamic State claims 2nd suicide bombing at Saudi mosque

    Islamic State claims 2nd suicide bombing at Saudi mosque
    A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group. The latest attack and a suicide bombing...
  • Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops

    Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops
    As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers. The attacks outside the...
  • Ramadi will be recaptured from Islamic State within days, Iraqi leader says

    Ramadi will be recaptured from Islamic State within days, Iraqi leader says
    Pro-government Iraqi forces will recapture the strategic city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants within days, Iraq Prime Minister Haider Abadi said in an interview aired Monday. Asked how long it would take to wrest the Anbar provincial capital back...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • Oak Lawn doctor a voice for victims in Syria

    Oak Lawn doctor a voice for victims in Syria
    Dr. Zaher Sahloul has crossed the Syrian border nearly a dozen times to help treat victims shot, bombed, gassed and suffering from malnutrition in a war-ravaged country where the dictatorial government attacks its people and Islamic State terrorists...
  • Israeli airstrike said to kill four along Syrian border

    In an escalation of tensions along the Israel-Syria border, an Israeli airstrike killed several suspected militants believed to be planting a bomb along the border, Israel’s military said Sunday. A statement from the army said a group of armed men...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases...
  • Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive
    The priest unlocks the door to a musty room, home to the ghosts of Moses Mountain, a lost place where determined townsfolk once gathered with hunting rifles and faced down an imperial army. A glass-and-wood frame secures a white flag emblazoned with a...