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  • New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS...
  • US looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

    The Obama administration's commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine radicals could slip into the country...
  • Lebanese army seizes 2 border outposts from militants

    The Lebanese army says it has seized two hilltop positions along the border from Syria-based Islamic militants. In a statement Thursday, it says the operation is in line with efforts to secure villages near the eastern border with neighboring Syria....
  • 3 arrested in U.S., charged with trying to aid Islamic State

    3 arrested in U.S., charged with trying to aid Islamic State
    Two men were arrested Wednesday in New York as they prepared to join Islamic State militants in Syria, while a third man was arrested in Florida for helping fund their efforts, after they boasted of their plans on the Internet, federal investigators said....
  • Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

    Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along a strategic...
  • Aid group chief: UN efforts haven't boosted Syria aid access

    A series of U.N. Security Council resolutions passed last year seeking to boost aid access to reach millions of Syrians in desperate need of assistance have had no impact, the head of a prominent humanitarian group said Wednesday. The Syrian conflict,...
  • Islamic State's social media efforts luring female recruits to Syria

    Aqsa Mahmood grew up in an affluent part of Glasgow, Scotland, and attended a prestigious private school. She liked listening to the band Coldplay and reading "Harry Potter" books. Then at 19, she disappeared. She later told her parents that she had...
  • Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue

    Fate of abducted Christians unclear; Syria clashes continue
    Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along the Khabur River,...
  • Syria's Assad meets with 4 French lawmakers in Damascus

    Syrian President Bashar Assad has held talks with four French lawmakers visiting Damascus — the first such meeting since Paris broke diplomatic ties in 2012. The motive behind the Damascus trip by the four — two senators and two lawmakers...
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while...
  • Obama, Qatar's emir express solidarity to defeat IS

    President Barack Obama and Qatar's leader say they are committed to defeating Islamic State militants, despite what the president is calling the "extraordinary challenge" of stabilizing Syria. Obama made a show of solidarity with Qatar by hosting Emir...