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  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

    Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said. After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar...
  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State

    Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have gained ground against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, potentially clearing an escape route for persecuted minorities remaining on and near Mt. Sinjar. The offensive, begun this week, paired the...
  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East

    At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday. The last three years have been the...
  • German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

    German journalist describes life inside Islamic State
    A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans. “The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen...
  • 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...
  • Jordan warns of 'grave consequences' if Islamic State harms pilot

    The Jordanian parliament issued a stern warning Thursday as relatives pleaded with Islamic State militants holding a Jordanian pilot captive. Jordan's lower house of parliament threatened "grave consequences" if the extremists harm Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh,...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'

    Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son well: 'We are all Muslims'
    The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking him to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim. So far, there has been silence from the extremists about the fate of...