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  • Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town

    ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first...
  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters to help battle extremists in Kobani, Syria

    Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil,...
  • Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants

    Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants
    Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest. "I don't care if they are young, they should be prosecuted," said Mohammed, owner of Kin...
  • Syria's Assad replaces provincial governors in conflict zones

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad has replaced five provincial governors, including some overseeing regions that include major fronts in Syria's civil war, state media said on Wednesday. The state news agency said Assad had shuffled governors...
  • Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit U.S. forces

    Saudi Arabia jails al Qaeda suspects over plot to hit U.S. forces
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an al Qaeda plot to attack U.S. soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, the state news agency SPA said....
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • Frida Ghitis: Peace between Israelis, Palestinians won't end Mideast extremism

    A few days ago I came across a 2008 interview with a renowned author in which, without going into detail, the writer spoke about the need for new ideas to solve "the conflict in the Middle East." It wasn't that many years ago when that was shorthand for...
  • Syria says shoots down two of three Islamic State jets

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday. A Syrian...
  • Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

    Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad
    Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. The...
  • Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years. With attacks by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the threat...
  • Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters. They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of...