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  • In midst of fighting in Iraq and Syria, Baltimore aid groups provide humanitarian relief

    In midst of fighting in Iraq and Syria, Baltimore aid groups provide humanitarian relief
    The small concrete buildings that huddle in half-built villages across Kurdistan aren't much. Single-story, with no doors or windows to cover the holes in the walls. But for religious minorities fleeing Islamic State fighters, the buildings were better...
  • Palestinians battling IS group advance in Syria refugee camp

    Local fighters in a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus advanced Wednesday in clashes with Islamic State militants two weeks after the extremist group stormed the area in its deepest foray into the Syrian capital, a Palestinian official and an activist...
  • US vets return to Mideast to battle past and present demons

    A decade after his first Iraq tour, former U.S. Marine Jamie Lane has returned to the battlefields of the Middle East to fight a still unvanquished enemy and wrestle with the demons of his past. The 29-year old from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan served as a...
  • UN envoy to start talks in May on new Syria initiative

    The U.N. special envoy to Syria will begin consulting with key players to try to relaunch political negotiations aimed at ending the country's civil war now in its fifth year, the United Nations said Tuesday. In late March, Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
  • Man charged in UK with murder of Syria-born imam

    British officials say they have charged a man with the murder of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot in London. The Crown Prosecution Service says 36-year-old Leslie Cooper is charged with killing Abdul-Hadi Arwani, who was found last week in a...
  • AP Interview: Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi strikes in Yemen

    A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels and warning it will "pay a heavy...
  • Syria rebels attack government intelligence center in Aleppo

    Syrian militants, including members of al-Qaida's local branch, attacked a government intelligence center in the northern city of Aleppo, damaging much of the building by blowing up a tunnel under it, activists said Tuesday. The attack on the Air Force...
  • UN official: All must respect civilians in Syria's Yarmouk

    A senior United Nations official on Monday called on all sides to "respect the beleaguered civilians" trapped inside an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. Islamic State militants overran much of the Yarmouk early this month, giving...
  • Syrian peace talks in Moscow end in disarray

    Talks between the Syrian government and the opposition ended in acrimony Friday with the parties blaming each other for the breakdown. The Russian mediator of the weeklong meeting, Vitaly Naumkin, said the parties agreed on a set of principles for a...
  • PLO says no to military action in Syria's embattled Yarmouk

    The Palestine Liberation Organization said it will not be drawn into military action in an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, rejecting claims that Palestinians would join Syrian troops in driving out Islamic State militants. The PLO statement,...
  • US plans for anti-Islamic State training drawing skepticism

    The fight against the Islamic State group received a jolt of energy when the United States and Turkey sealed a pact to train and arm Syrian rebels. Two months later, the program faces delays and skepticism — as Turkish officials, Syrian rebels and...