| May 11, 2015
| 9:30 AM
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-...
| May 10, 2015
| 8:00 AM
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...
| May 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:45 AM
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...
| May 7, 2015
| 3:13 PM
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...
| May 7, 2015
| 5:49 PM
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...
| May 4, 2015
| 4:42 AM
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...
| May 1, 2015
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 2:45 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 2:51 AM
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...