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  • Paris gunman linked to 3rd shooting on same day as newspaper massacre

    Paris gunman linked to 3rd shooting on same day as newspaper massacre
    A prosecutor says the shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a female police officer and four hostages at a kosher grocery. In a brief statement Sunday, the prosecutor...
  • Pope's Christmas address condemns Islamic State 'brutal persecution'

    Pope's Christmas address condemns Islamic State 'brutal persecution'
    Pope Francis condemned the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State insurgents in his Christmas message on Thursday and urged people not to be indifferent to the suffering of so many around the world. Tens of thousands of people turned out on...
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives

    Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives
    The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists. Since routing two of the...
  • Islamic State's brutality should make enemies of more Muslims

    Islamic State's brutality should make enemies of more Muslims
    On Dec. 24, a Jordanian F-16 flying as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State crashed in northeastern Syria. Militants captured the pilot. In late January, Islamic State fighters — the thugs responsible for parading and beheading...
  • Resolved to fight

    Resolved to fight
    There is little doubt the grisly video released by Islamic State this week showing Jordanian Air Force pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burned alive inside a metal cage was meant to intimidate the government of King Abdullah II into withdrawing from the U.S.-...
  • The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail

    The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail
    The man stands furtively on a street corner, his face masked by a hoodie, his tense eyes scanning the crowd for any hint of Islamic State militants. He was one of them before he left Syria a year ago, and he is afraid. Now he chain-smokes as he...
  • Battered Syrian city deals with post-victory reality check

    Battered Syrian city deals with post-victory reality check
    Bullet casings litter the streets, unexploded mortar shells burrow into the pavement. Disfigured buildings stretch block after block. An Islamic State fighter's body lies beside an outhouse, a grimace etched into his face, fingers frozen and clawing...
  • Bus carrying Shiite pilgrims bombed in Syria; at least 6 dead

    An explosion Sunday tore apart a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to official and opposition accounts. The official Syrian state news agency, SANA, reported six dead and more than a dozen...
  • Jordan tensely awaits word on pilot captured by Islamic State forces

    Tension enveloped the Jordanian capital Sunday as darkness fell with no word about the fate of Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh, an Air Force pilot who was captured in December by the Islamic State militant group. Safi Kasasbeh, father of the missing pilot, said talks...
  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter
    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State...