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  • Inside Yarmouk: Islamic State deepens Palestinian misery

    For weeks, Islamic State militants, aided by Al Nusra Front, waged a street war in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp against Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis, an anti-government battalion. Snipers targeted anything that moved. The Syrian government also launched...
  • Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with soaring immigration

    Greece appealed to its European Union partners Friday for more help in policing its sea borders as immigrants increasingly make dangerous journeys to escape war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Deputy Minister for Merchant Marine Thodoros...
  • Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

    Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful clerics, and its regional rival's theocratic government, are increasingly presenting the...
  • UN: Graphic briefing on suspected Syria chlorine attacks

    U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to give a graphic eyewitness account of dying children. A Syrian doctor who treated...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    UN Security Council gets graphic briefing on suspected Syria chlorine attacks U.N. Security Council members were moved to tears Thursday as the first eyewitness to the latest suspected chlorine attacks on civilians in Syria emerged from the country to...
  • The chaos that surrounds Israel

    The chaos that surrounds Israel
    When President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous 1933 inaugural address in which he said that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he added an important clarification describing this fear as "a nameless, unreasoning, unjustified...
  • YouTube star uses comedy to help police combat Islamic State

    A key weapon in Britain's fight against radicalization wears a beanie hat with a bobble on top, a hoodie and personalized sneakers. He has no formal counter-terrorism training and employs language peppered with slang. Humza Arshad, a 29-year-old...
  • Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria

    Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria
    NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has uncovered new details about his 2012 kidnapping in Syria. Engel and five other members of an NBC News team were captured by armed gunmen, bound and blindfolded and expected to be killed during their...
  • Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London

    Mystery swirls around death of Syrian-born preacher in London
    It was late morning on a recent bright, sunny day when Abdul Hadi Arwani, a prominent Syrian-born preacher, parked his car on a residential street in northwest London. Children were still off school for spring break and British workers had just finished...
  • In midst of fighting in Iraq and Syria, Baltimore aid groups provide humanitarian relief

    In midst of fighting in Iraq and Syria, Baltimore aid groups provide humanitarian relief
    The small concrete buildings that huddle in half-built villages across Kurdistan aren't much. Single-story, with no doors or windows to cover the holes in the walls. But for religious minorities fleeing Islamic State fighters, the buildings were better...
  • Palestinians battling IS group advance in Syria refugee camp

    Local fighters in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus advanced Wednesday in clashes with Islamic State militants two weeks after the extremist group stormed the area in its deepest foray into the Syrian capital, a Palestinian official and an activist...