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  • For Syrian Armenians, exodus evokes flight from genocide a century ago

    Snare drums rustle and trumpets blare. Chocolates from a famed confectioner in Syria are handed out among the crowd. The hall falls silent. A minute of remembrance is observed for the more than 200,000 killed during almost four years of civil war in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Understanding Islamic State and its End-of-Days vision

    Understanding Islamic State and its End-of-Days vision
    What is Islamic State, exactly, and what's the best strategy to destroy it? Buckle up. Congress is finally approaching an overdue and surely contentious debate on whether to give American presidents new legal authority to demolish this murderous foe....
  • Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor

    Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor
    A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port. But this onetime jewel of the British empire has fallen onto hard times -- and now seethes with sedition as...
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Turkey's border

    This is in response to "In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway" (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations portrayed and are...
  • 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...
  • Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria

    Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria
    Six months after President Obama announced plans to degrade and destroy the Islamic State militant group, the Pentagon has identified the first batch of Syrian opposition fighters for U.S. military training to take on the group in Syria. The long...
  • U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels

    U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels
    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...
  • Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official

    Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official
    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...