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  • For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea

    For Africa migrants, hope of a decent life trumps the perils at sea
    The first phone call came around 11 a.m. on a recent Sunday. A desperately frightened Eritrean refugee was on a sinking boat in the Mediterranean Sea, calling the only person he knew who might care: Sweden-based Eritrean journalist Meron Estefanos....
  • Witness The Shifting State Of The Middle East

    Witness The Shifting State Of The Middle East
    The state as we know it is vanishing in the Middle East. Strife in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen, foreign intrusion from states within the region and outside it, and dreadful rule by self-serving elites have all contributed to the destruction of societies,...
  • Ex-Lebanon official admits to carrying explosives from Syria

    A former Lebanese minister charged with plotting a wave of bombings at Syria's behest confessed to transporting explosives into the country in collaboration with Syrian intelligence, his lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that his client was the victim of...
  • Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria, activists say

    Fierce clashes between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters in the country's south killed dozens on both sides over the past two days as rebel factions regained much of the ground they lost earlier, activists said Tuesday. The Britain-based...
  • Jihadists coming home to Jordan lift security risk for US ally

    MAAN, Jordan Young Jordanians once listened to Sheik Mohammed al-Shalabi as he encouraged them to go fight in Syria. Now he hopes the government will heed him too. Families of the jihadists send the Salafist leader, known as Abu Sayyaf, WhatsApp...
  • 100 years later, world debates: Were Armenian deaths genocide?

    YEREVAN, Armenia In the swank shops and tidy cafes that line the new pedestrian zone in Armenia's capital, there's barely a hint that nearly everyone here is the descendent of a generation that escaped with their lives in a harrowing flight from Ottoman...
  • APNewsBreak: UK family on way to Syria in Turkish custody

    Turkish police on Monday arrested a missing British couple with four children believed to have left England for Syria to join the Islamic State group, an official said. Asif Malik and his partner, Sara Kiran, were arrested in a hotel in Ankara and...
  • Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort

    The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of...
  • Syria's Assad cites 'contacts' with French intelligence

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the French and Syrian intelligence services have had "some contacts" over the fight against the Islamic State group but denied that there is any cooperation between them. Assad made the remarks in a taped interview with...
  • Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling

    Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism. Mohiuddin, 39, is an American citizen, longtime Californian and a vice president...
  • Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria

    Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and made them retch, vomit and choke,...