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  • Aid group: Thousands flee fighting in Syria's Hassakeh

    Fighting between the Islamic State group and the Syrian army in the mainly Kurdish city of Hassakeh has displaced at least 30,000 people, separated families and left some children unaccompanied, a member of an international aid group said Monday. Sam...
  • Putin urges all to fight IS group, backs Syria's Assad

    In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants. The war in Syria,...
  • Syrian media: Mortars fall on central Damascus for 2nd day

    Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit a central Damascus square, wounding three people in the second such attack in the Syrian capital in as many days. It is not uncommon for Damascus to be shelled, but Monday's attack targeted the...
  • Activists: IS fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

    Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist Mustafa...
  • Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday they had expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces. The Sunni extremists blasted...
  • Domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

    WASHINGTON While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama's legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves...
  • French worries over Islamic State point to Syria

    French worries over Islamic State point to Syria
    Six months after the Jan. 7 attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris remains a city on guard. Black-uniformed military police of the Republican Security Companies patrol tourist sites with submachine guns. Museums, concert halls and even...
  • IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 27 people

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after...
  • Amid new IS offensive, scores die in Syrian town

    Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as reports mounted that at least 120 civilians, including women and children, have been killed by the extremist group since it...
  • Militants strike in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, killing as many as 60

    Armed militants struck within hours of each other on three continents Friday, wielding bombs, firearms and a gruesome display of a decapitated head in a demonstration of the growing global reach of Islamist violence. The militant group Islamic State...
  • 27 dead as Islamic State claims responsibility for blast at Shiite mosque in Kuwait

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after...