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  • James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state

    James Foley's employer publishes email to family from Islamic state
    After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group Islamic State. The family...
  • Rash of new abductions of foreigners in Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq The posting of a video showing the grisly execution of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State, the al-Qaida spinoff that controls much of Iraq and Syria, coincided with a rash of new abductions of foreigners in northern Syria....
  • Mission accomplished [Editorial]

    Mission accomplished  [Editorial]
    The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
  • Kuwait releases detained cleric suspected of financing militants

    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities on Thursday released a prominent Sunni Muslim cleric they had detained the previous day after the United States put him on a sanctions list over suspicions he funded militants in Iraq and Syria, his lawyer told...
  • Turkish foreign minister set to be Erdogan's new PM

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and said a power struggle with a U.S.-based cleric, a Kurdish peace process and a new constitution would be his top...
  • 'Terrorists' help U.S. in battle against Islamic State in Iraq

    MAKHMUR Iraq (Reuters) - Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), condemned for its three-...
  • Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with...
  • Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: official

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Suspected Malaysian militants loyal to the extremist Islamic State movement bought bomb-making material ahead of a proposed attack on a Carlsberg brewery near the capital Kuala Lumpur, a top anti-terrorism official said. The...
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about his family's Jewish roots and captivated by the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell...
  • Obama unlikely to deepen Iraq military involvement, say U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite outrage at home and abroad over the grisly beheading of an American journalist, President Barack Obama is unlikely to deepen military involvement in Iraq or Syria and will instead stay the course with U.S. air strikes, U.S....
  • Family, friends of James Foley say war zones called to the journalist

    Shortly after James Foley was released from 44 days of captivity in Libya, the American journalist returned to Boston to work at GlobalPost, the start-up website that had published much of his work from the Middle East. But it soon became clear that...