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  • 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...
  • Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after crash in Syria

    TBILISI, GEORGIA The Jordanian government Wednesday confirmed that an F-16 fighter-bomber crashed over the Islamic State held city of Raqqa in Syria and that the jihadist group had captured the pilot after pictures of the wreckage and pilot appeared on...
  • Islamic State captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

    Islamic State fighters took a Jordanian pilot prisoner after his warplane came down in northeast Syria on Wednesday, the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition battling the jihadi group. Jordan's armed forces said one of its pilots had been...
  • Pope sends Christmas message to persecuted Middle East Christians

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Tuesday published a special Christmas message for persecuted Christians in the Middle East, telling them he prays for them "every day" and announcing plans to visit them in person. Christian presence in the Middle East has...
  • 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...
  • Satellite images show 290 heritage sites in Syria damaged by war: U.N.

    Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) said on Tuesday. Syria's...
  • 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...
  • US strikes in Syria ease Islamic State pressure on moderate rebels

    ISTANBUL Assisted by intelligence from moderate rebel fighters on the ground, the U.S. carried out remarkably accurate airstrikes against Islamic State targets north of Aleppo over the weekend that destroyed bases hidden in farm buildings and killed...
  • Trudy Rubin: Here are ways you can help Mideast, elsewhere

    Readers often ask how they can help address some of the humanitarian tragedies I write about, including the impact of the Syrian civil war and the savagery of ISIS, which have produced floods of traumatized refugees. So, at the holiday season, when we...