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  • Muslim leaders condemn French massacre, but some on street disagree

    A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims. Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
  • Syrian group Al Nusra Front claims responsibility for Lebanon bombing

     Syrian group Al Nusra Front claims responsibility for Lebanon bombing
    The Syrian Al Qaeda-linked rebel group Al Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a cafe in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday that left nine dead and more than three dozen injured, according to the National News Agency,...
  • U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians

    U.S. investigating whether strikes against Islamic State killed civilians
    For the first time in the months-long air campaign against Islamic State militants, American commanders have confirmed that they are investigating the possibility that civilians have been killed in U.S. attacks. Until recently, Pentagon officials had...
  • In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check

     In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check
    In a decade of bouncing from Pakistan to Iran to Turkey, Sohrab Barati, 26, has come to know just about every possible fate likely to befall Afghan migrants as they inch toward Western Europe. Penniless families sleep in parks. Boys as young as 16...
  • Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

    Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm
    When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...
  • France traces arms, prepares new terror laws

    France traces arms, prepares new terror laws
    France's prime minister demanded tougher anti-terrorism measures Tuesday after deadly attacks that some call this country's Sept. 11 — and that may already be leading to a crackdown on liberties in exchange for greater security. Police told The...
  • Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts

    Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts
    The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals. The invasion of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...