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  • How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

    Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join the Islamic State group and carry out attacks on American soil. A masked, knife-wielding militant from London who...
  • For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from genocide a century ago

    Snare drums rustle and trumpets blare. Chocolates from a famed confectioner in Syria are handed out among the crowd. The hall falls silent. A minute of remembrance is observed for the more than 200,000 killed during almost four years of civil war in...
  • Syrian war refugees seen by US as terror recruiting targets

    WASHINGTON U.S. officials are increasingly worried that terror groups such as the Islamic State will recruit new foot soldiers from among the 11.4 million Syrians displaced by the country's civil war, according to the president's top intelligence adviser....
  • Watchdog: 2 Syrian chemical weapons facilities destroyed

    The global chemical weapons watchdog said in a new report that it has destroyed two Syrian chemical weapons facilities and expects the destruction of all 12 facilities to be completed this summer. Ahmet Uzumcu, head of the Organization for the...
  • Syria's opposition, rebels reject UN envoy's plan for Aleppo

    Syria's main opposition and rebel factions in the northern city of Aleppo have rejected a proposal by the U.N. envoy to freeze fighting in parts of the city as the United Nations said Monday it will not stop seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict....
  • New Saudi king meets Turkey leader amid thaw in relations

    In a meeting that marks a thaw in diplomatic ties, King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday discussed regional issues such as the ongoing war in Syria, Iran nuclear talks and turmoil in Yemen. Relations between the two countries...
  • 'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher

    'Jihadi John' suspect took anger management classes, says teacher
    The British-educated Muslim man now believed to be the notorious Islamic State killer “Jihadi John” reportedly took anger management classes as a student. A teacher at Mohammed Emwazi’s high school told the BBC he used to get into...
  • A misguided effort against Islamic State

    A misguided effort against Islamic State
    Since President Obama asked Congress in February for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force against Islamic State, the proposal has been under attack by hawkish members of Congress. “My goal is to do no harm to the war effort,” Sen....
  • Activists say Islamic State releases 19 Syrian Christians

    The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians on Sunday who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. The news provided a modicum of relief to a...
  • Islamic State says it destroyed ancient artifacts in Mosul, Iraq

    Islamic State says it destroyed ancient artifacts in Mosul, Iraq
    A video released Thursday appears to show Islamic State militants methodically destroying centuries-old artifacts in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which would be the group’s most brazen attack to date on antiquities regarded by the extremists as...
  • Syria agrees to UN fact-finding mission in Aleppo

    The United Nations envoy to Syria is sending a mission to the contested city of Aleppo to determine the situation on the ground and help ensure that humanitarian aid can reach civilians in need if a local truce is reached, the U.N. said Sunday. The...