| Mar 23, 2015
| 3:50 AM
As Islamic State militants closed in on her village, Asmar Jumaa, an Assyrian Christian, couldn't shake a terrifying thought.
"I remembered what they did to the Yazidi women," said Jumaa, 22, recalling the fate of thousands of female adherents of the...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:00 AM
At this point, the best solution to the staggeringly brutal but seemingly stalemated civil war in Syria is probably a diplomatic one. But with support for Syrian President Bashar Assad from China and, more reliably, Russia, diplomacy so far has failed. As...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:52 PM
Four years ago, thousands of Syrian men, women and children took to the streets peacefully to demand their right to basic human freedoms. They were met with violence from a regime that has since systematically intensified its brutality. The killing has...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 8:39 PM
A Pentagon official confirmed the U.S. military lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone Tuesday while it was flying above northwestern Syria, but could not corroborate reports that the aircraft was shot down by President Bashar Assad’s air...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:36 AM
A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday.
The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 11:19 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he is willing to negotiate personally with Syrian President Bashar Assad to end that country's four-year-old conflict.
With 215,000 dead and no sign that the Syrian civil war is about to wind down, the United...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit....
| Mar 15, 2015
| 3:00 AM
The brutal civil war that has embroiled Syria entered its fifth year last week. Once a vibrant hub of Middle Eastern culture and history and one of the most stable countries in the region, it is now instead a scene of death and destruction. With a...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 12:20 AM
Islamic State has accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, announcing the expansion of the Syrian-based organization into sub-Saharan Africa.
In a move seen as a propaganda boost to Islamic State, Boko Haram leader...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:05 PM
With chatty enthusiasm and nimble fingers, the children of the Manarah Islamic Academy spent Thursday morning packing resealable bags with the essentials of a healthy mouth: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss.
By the time they finished, they had created...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen battled their way Wednesday into the city of Tikrit, threatening to deal a punishing blow to Islamic State militants in the hometown of former strongman Saddam Hussein.
Pro-government forces entered the...