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  • Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

    Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the problem of abandoned properties. Feb. 18 Each day an abandoned property facing foreclosure goes unmaintained is another day for the structure to become dilapidated and for the property to become unsightly. It...
  • US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

    Military chiefs from 26 nations involved in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. SPA said the meeting was aimed at giving military leaders an...
  • Once a top booster, ex-U.S. envoy no longer backs arming Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Robert Ford was always one of the Syrian rebels' loudest cheerleaders in Washington, agitating from within a reluctant administration to arm vetted moderates to fight Bashar Assad's brutal regime. In recent weeks, however, Ford, the former U....
  • Kayla Mueller's boyfriend: 'I came back to save her'

    Kayla Mueller stood before her boyfriend in a Syrian detention cell, faced with a question that could have secured her freedom from Islamic State militants. "Why are you telling them you are not my wife?" Omar Alkhani asked Mueller before she broke...
  • Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded

    Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded
    A rebel shelling barrage targeting Damascus, Syria, early Thursday left at least five people dead and scores wounded, according to government and opposition accounts. The attack was the second major rocket and mortar strike in recent weeks on the Syrian...
  • Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin

    Krauthammer: Jordan's outrage could be its ruin
    Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? I wouldn't underestimate the absence of logic, the sheer depraved thrill of a triumphant cult reveling in its barbarism. But I...
  • Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot

    Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot
    Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
  • Q&A: Jordan, already taking fight to IS militants in Syria, now joins attacks in Iraq, too

    The horrific slaying of a Jordanian fighter pilot by the Islamic State group has prompted Jordan to expand its fight against the Sunni militant group with military operations in IS-held parts of Iraq. ___ WHAT HAS JORDAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE FIGHT?...
  • Anger in Jordan at Islamic State won't last if poverty allowed to fester, experts say

    In Amman's Hussein slum, where jobs and hope are scarce, many were once drawn to the militant ideas of the Islamic State group as a way to a better life. A video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned to death triggered a national backlash against the...
  • Trudy Rubin: US policy muddle aids the Islamic State

    When Islamic State thugs burned a Jordanian pilot alive inside a cage and released a video of the murder Tuesday, it could have marked a historic turning point in the fight against the jihadis. The grisly video enraged the victim's tribe, along with...