| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Armed conflicts driving millions to flee their homes have intensified over the last year and created an "unprecedented" refugee crisis that will require $16.4 billion to address next year, United Nations aid agencies warned Monday.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria.
First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria.
Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Several nations have pledged to send a total of about 1,500 troops to support the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants who control large parts of Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. general commanding the coalition.
Army Lt. Gen....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:32 AM
PARIS (AP) — A pair of heavily armed brothers suspected in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper were cornered inside a printing house near Charles de Gaulle airport on Friday and appear to have taken a hostage, officials said.
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:22 PM
The World Food Program has suspended emergency food vouchers to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees on the eve of winter, setting the stage for “devastating” consequences, the organization said Monday.
“Without WFP vouchers, many...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 7:09 PM
From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Syrian government forces and rebels were waging a fierce battle Saturday for control of a strategic crossroads in a southern Syrian town, according to opposition activists and official accounts.
Fighters affiliated with the Southern Front, a West-backed...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Since declaring a caliphate, Islamic State has garnered support from more than a dozen Islamist militant groups in the Middle East and Asia, but the dearth of endorsements by many of the largest and most recognizable groups serves to underscore the limits...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:26 PM
At the reluctant direction of President Barack Obama, the United States on Tuesday finally launched airstrikes against targets in Syria, effectively expanding our theater of operations in the Middle East.
This was not a step the president wanted to...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs.
The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...