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  • Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo

    Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said. The fighting is part of...
  • Turkey reappoints former defense minister to post

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reappointed a 75-year-old former defense minister to the same post, to replace Ismet Yilmaz who was elected Turkey's new parliament speaker this week. Davutoglu said Friday Vecdi Gonul, who was defense...
  • Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

    The United Nations' food agency is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to enable Syrians feed themselves went unheeded, World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin said on Friday. The WFP...
  • Kuwait promotes unity in wake of bombing designed to divide

    An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke sectarian hatred and then proclaim themselves the defenders of Sunnis against those they...
  • UK minister: Illogical to attack IS in Iraq but not Syria

    Britain's defense minister says lawmakers should consider expanding Royal Air Force airstrikes against the Islamic State from Iraq into Syria. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the House of Commons on Thursday that there was a case for taking...
  • Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily

    Syria's main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country's main Kurdish militia is ready to face any "aggression." Meanwhile, a Syrian rebel group released a video...
  • IS fighters stage surprise attack on key Syrian border town

    Islamic State fighters on Tuesday launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town recently seized by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, taking positions in the eastern part of the town and waging fierce gun battles with its defenders, activists said. The...
  • UN: World should be ashamed at failure to end Syria conflict

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world should be ashamed that three years after major powers approved a blueprint in Geneva to bring peace to Syria the suffering of its people is reaching new depths and the country is "on the brink of...
  • US moves its Syrian air campaign to the west

    ISTANBUL The United States has opened a new front in northern Syria, bombing Islamic State targets in two locations near the Turkish border away from Kobani, the Kurdish enclave that has been the main focus of U.S. airstrikes the past nine months. The U....
  • Militants strike in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, killing as many as 60

    Armed militants struck within hours of each other on three continents Friday, wielding bombs, firearms and a gruesome display of a decapitated head in a demonstration of the growing global reach of Islamist violence. The militant group Islamic State...
  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action

    As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank...