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  • Jordan willing to release militant for pilot held by Islamic State

    The Jordanian government declared its willingness Wednesday to swap a female prisoner who took part in a deadly rampage of hotel bombings in 2005 for a Jordanian pilot held by the Islamic State extremist group. However, it was unclear whether the...
  • Israel strikes Syrian government positions after rockets land on Golan Heights

    JERUSALEM Israeli aircraft struck Syrian government artillery positions early Wednesday as tensions mounted along the Israeli-held Golan Heights a week and a half after an Israeli airstrike killed an Iranian general and six members of the militant group...
  • AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief says rehabilitate returning jihadis, don't imprison them

    The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization." EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator...
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobane, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobane, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...
  • Kurdish fighters celebrate ousting Islamic State militants from Syrian town of Kobani

    Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday after a four-month battle — a significant victory for both the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition. The Kurds raised their flag on a hill that...
  • French police detain 5, dismantle jihadi network in small town that has sent several to Syria

    French security forces detained five people Tuesday and broke up a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town that has sent several French youths to fight in Syria and Iraq, the interior minister said. At least six young people from Lunel, a town...
  • Israel strikes back after 2 rockets from Syria hit Golan Heights

    At least two rockets fired from Syria landed in Israeli territory Tuesday, drawing retaliatory fire into Syria, Israel’s military said. The rockets landed on the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau Israel seized...
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani, monitoring group says

    BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish fighters Monday pushed Islamic State jihadists out of the embattled town of Kobani, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Kani Araban district from the extremists in the morning and...
  • Islamic State flees Kobani in Syria; Kurds in Turkey, Iraq dance in the streets

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish fighters in Syria claimed Tuesday to have lifted the Islamic State's four-month siege of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani and said the last Islamic State attackers were on the run. "The Islamic State is on the verge of defeat,"...
  • Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president

    To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)...