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  • Obama's summit will take place without most Persian Gulf leaders

    Obama's summit will take place without most Persian Gulf leaders
    Between the lines of a bland communique issued last week by six Persian Gulf states was a warning: If Washington won't help us roll back aggressive moves from Iran and its allies, we will do it ourselves. That blunt message will be central to a two-...
  • Iraq's foreign minister addresses ties with both U.S. and Iran

    Iraq's foreign minister addresses ties with both U.S. and Iran
    As Iraq's government attempts to reclaim territory seized by the extremist group Islamic State, it has accepted military aid from two rival powers, the United States and Iran. It is a difficult balancing act. U.S. officials were troubled by the role...
  • What the Persian Gulf states want: Iran kept at bay

    What the Persian Gulf states want: Iran kept at bay
    This week, President Obama will gather kings, emirs and sheiks from the oil-rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf at Camp David for a summit aimed at bolstering the U.S. alliance with their Sunni Muslim government. It's an uncomfortable marriage of...
  • Islamic State launches English-language radio news bulletins

    The Islamic State group has launched English-language radio news bulletins on its al-Bayan radio network. The militant group's English bulletin, launched Tuesday and promoted via Twitter, accompanies Arabic and Russian bulletins already airing on the...
  • Governor's office says purported online Islamic State threat not credible

    Governor's office says purported online Islamic State threat not credible
    An online threat claiming that the Islamic State has a terror cell based in Maryland preparing to launch an attack is not credible, the governor's office said Thursday. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan, said officials are aware of the...
  • U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State

    U.S. starts training Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State
    After numerous delays, the U.S. military has started training dozens of Syrian fighters to help confront Islamic State militants inside the war-torn country, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday. U.S. officials have vetted and cleared more than...
  • $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...