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  • Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?

    Can Arab states broker the Mideast peace deal that U.S. presidents haven't?
    Is it possible that the Middle East has become so unstable that an Arab-Israeli peace deal is no longer unthinkable? — Joe Klein, Time A long line of U.S. presidents and their bone-weary secretaries of state have tried to broker a peace pact...
  • Fact checking State of the Union: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and...
  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages
    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Excerpts: Obama to tout economic success during State of the Union address

    Excerpts: Obama to tout economic success during State of the Union address
    President Obama will declare tonight that the “verdict is clear” that his economic policies have been good for the country during a State of the Union address that argues for keeping the course for the rest of his presidency.  “Middle-...
  • Islamic State issues photos of toddlers in gun training

    Islamic State issues photos of toddlers in gun training
    In the wake of a video purporting to show a child executing two prisoners, Islamic State militants released images Thursday of toddlers practicing their skill with toy guns. "Lions cubs ... raised in the land of the Caliphate," the caption reads for the...
  • Iran says high-ranking commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria

    Iran says high-ranking commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Syria
    Iran confirmed Monday that a high-ranking commander was among those killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria, as the pro-Tehran Lebanese group Hezbollah held funerals for fighters lost in the attack. In a statement, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary...
  • Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says

    Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says
    The Islamic State militant group kidnapped and tortured dozens of boys in Syria this year, beating them with hoses or electrical cables and forcing them to watch videos of beheadings and combat, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The youths, ages 14 to...
  • Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria

    Pentagon could send more than 1,000 troops to train fighters for Syria
    After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...
  • 2 suspected Islamist militants killed as Belgian police conduct anti-terror raids

    2 suspected Islamist militants killed as Belgian police conduct anti-terror raids
    Belgian counterterrorism police conducted raids across their nation on Thursday, killing two suspected Islamist militants and disrupting an alleged plot to launch an attack that would have been the second instance of homegrown Islamist violence in...
  • Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

    Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released
    Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege. The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad...
  • Pummeled by U.S.-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in Kobani

    Pummeled by U.S.-led airstrikes, Islamic State group loses ground in Kobani
    With more than a thousand militants killed and territory slipping away, the Islamic State group is losing its grip on the Syrian border town of Kobani under intense U.S.-led airstrikes and astonishingly stiff resistance by Kurdish fighters. It is a...