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  • UN peacekeepers taken captive in Golan Heights in Syria

    JERUSALEM An armed group fighting Syrian government forces captured 43 United Nations peacekeepers Thursday on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and another 81 peacekeepers were being confined to their positions, the U.N. said. The incident came a day...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...
  • Obama says he's seeking options to take on Islamic State militants

    President Obama said Thursday that he has asked military planners to come up with options for action against Islamic State militants that focus on targets in Iraq but also include the possibility of strikes in Syria. If the U.S. is going to “...
  • Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday. The video, confirmed as genuine by...
  • Terrorism experts see long, tough battle to contain Islamic State

    While the world has recoiled in horror at the atrocities committed by Islamic State radicals, the violence has helped the militant group recruit a global force of extremists and furthered its pursuit of a fundamentalist Muslim caliphate in the heart of...
  • American journalist 'overwhelmed with emotion' after release from Syria

    American journalist 'overwhelmed with emotion' after release from Syria
    An American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, returned to the United...
  • Syrian rebels seize border crossing into Israel-held Golan Heights

    Fighting in Syria’s civil war reached Israel’s doorstep on Wednesday, with rebels seizing the Syrian side of a crossing into the Israeli-held portion of the Golan Heights and the Israeli army reporting that stray gunfire wounded one of its...
  • Syrian government, Islamic State accused of war crimes

    An independent United Nations commission accused the Syrian government and armed opposition groups of committing war crimes and inflicting "immeasurable suffering" on civilians, in a scathing report released Wednesday that left no side without blame....
  • Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel: Syrian Observatory

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday. The...
  • Most victims of Syrian cluster bombs are civilian: campaign group

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cluster bomb attacks and unexploded munitions killed or injured nearly 1,600 people in Syria in the past two years – 97 percent of them civilians – an international campaign group said on Wednesday....
  • A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here?...