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  • Video shows militant beheading British captive, threatening American

    A video released on the Internet on Friday appears to show British hostage Alan Henning being beheaded by a masked Islamic State fighter, the militant-monitoring SITE Intelligence Group reported. Henning, 47, a former taxi driver from the Manchester...
  • At haj, Saudi Arabia clerics step up anti-Islamic State drive

    MINA Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Taking aim at Islamic State, Saudi Arabia has mounted a battle for hearts and minds at this year's haj, warning pilgrims that the hardline group is "evil" and seeking to recruit their children to fight in Iraq and Syria....
  • Islamic State beheads British hostage, names captured American as next

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State posted a video on Friday showing the beheading of a British aid worker in retaliation for Britain's decision to join the U.S.-backed air campaign against the Islamist extremist group in Iraq. Alan Henning, 47, a former taxi...
  • U.S. strikes on al Qaeda group in Syria did not inflict decisive blow: sources

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airstrikes in Syria in September that were aimed at a faction of al Qaeda militants said to be plotting attacks against the West failed to deliver a decisive blow against them, U.S. officials familiar with the operation said...
  • Disorganized Proxy War Creates Syrian Chaos

    Disorganized Proxy War Creates Syrian Chaos
    The squabbling factions that make up the Syrian "moderate opposition" should get their act together. But so should the foreign nations — such as the United States, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan — that have been funding the chaotic...
  • Islamic State militants advance on Syrian city of Kobani

    Islamic State militants advance on Syrian city of Kobani
    Islamist militants besieging the Syrian border city of Kobani appeared poised late Friday for a direct assault on the predominantly Kurdish enclave after a day of intense shelling. After nightfall, at least three massive explosions, apparently from...
  • Syrian army fights for last major rebel route into Aleppo

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army clashed with insurgents on the northern edge of Aleppo city on Friday, residents and activists said, threatening to take the last main rebel supply route into the city and trap opposition forces and civilians inside....
  • Sentiment divided at haj pilgrimage over role of Islamist militants

    ARAFAT Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Former Egyptian army officer Suliman Ouda minced no words as he climbed Mount Arafat, denouncing Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq as terrorists. But Syrian engineer Ahmed Orabi, standing nearby on the hill where...
  • Who's to blame for ISIS? [Commentary]

    Who's to blame for ISIS? [Commentary]
    Is America responsible for the chaos engulfing the Middle East? It is a question not far from many a Washington discussion of current events. With the Islamic State's fanatics erasing the region's colonial borders, for some the answer is evident: The U.S....
  • Who runs the militant group Islamic State?

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim militant group, has seized a third of Syria and large areas of Iraq and this year proclaimed a caliphate across the two countries in the heart of the Middle East. The group, which U.S-led forces are...
  • In rare alliance, Shi'ites join Sunnis to defend Iraqi towns

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When Islamic State fighters tried to storm the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad this week, they were repelled by a rare coalition of Sunni tribal fighters inside the town and Shi'ites in its sister city Balad on the...