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  • U.S. says wants Syria's Assad out despite focus on Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is focusing its efforts on defeating Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria but has not changed its position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations...
  • U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq

    U.S.-led forces strike Islamic State again in Syria, Iraq
    The United States and Arab partners conducted eight airstrikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Sunday and Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said. But no...
  • Syria backs global fight against Islamic State, minister tells U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria stands with a worldwide effort to combat Islamic State, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday, in a statement to the United Nations that appeared to give tacit approval of U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria...
  • Al-Qaeda jihadists are squatting on Israel's border

    Al-Qaeda jihadists are squatting on Israel's border
    The Jihadists come in all shapes and colors, but there are various well-defined divisions. The first is al-Qaeda, the perpetrators of 9-11. Their enemy is the modern countries of the West, headed by the United States. They destroyed the World Trade Center...
  • Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

    Allies and adversaries in the Middle East
    Who are we at war with in the Middle East? At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
  • Turkey sends tanks to border as Islamic State closes on Kurdish city

    ISTANBUL Turkey deployed 35 armored vehicles, including at least a dozen tanks, to the border with Syria on Monday as Islamist extremists closed in on the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane, raining shells from two directions. At least two mortar...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
  • Qatar's foreign minister denies paying ransoms to militant groups

    PRINCETON N.J. (Reuters) - Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiya defended on Monday his government's connections with armed militant groups in the Middle East and its involvement in negotiating the release of hostages but denied ever paying ransoms...
  • Nusra Front says U.S.-led air strikes in Syria will fail

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of Syria's al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has said U.S.-led air strikes will not defeat Islamists in Syria and warned that militants might launch retaliatory attacks against Western countries. Abu Mohamad al-Golani, in an audio...
  • Kuwait markets authority endorses UN terror financing rules

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's Capital Markets Authority told firms on Monday to abide by recent United Nations efforts to target financial backers of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria. The U.N. Security Council last month named six people who would be...
  • U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges

    U.S. misjudged rise of Islamic State militants, Obama acknowledges
    President Obama conceded in an interview that the United States underestimated Islamic State militants who have taken over swaths of Syria and Iraq, calling the fight against violent extremism in the Middle East “a generational challenge” that...