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  • Islamic State on 'verge of defeat' in key Syrian town of Kobani

    Islamic State on 'verge of defeat' in key Syrian town of Kobani
    Islamic State has nearly been pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani, activists and Kurdish officials said Monday, marking a major symbolic victory both for the Kurds and the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants. The Britain-based Syrian...
  • In interview, Syrian president dismisses negotiations with 'puppets' as Moscow talks to begin

    Russia and Syria played down any hopes of a breakthrough in talks set to begin Monday in Moscow, while much of the opposition shied away. The four-day gathering in Moscow, billed as a meeting to "establish personal contact" between some opposition...
  • Female terrorists finding their place in Islamic militants' ranks

    From bikini-clad beachgoer to veiled jihadist fugitive, the partner of Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly underwent a startling metamorphosis that illuminates the dangerous potential behind militant groups' efforts to increase their recruiting of female...
  • Angelina Jolie visits Iraq, says international community 'failing' Iraqi and Syrian refugees

    Actress Angelina Jolie, the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, appealed Sunday for urgent funding to assist more than three million displaced Iraqis and Syrians living in dire conditions in northern Iraq. Visiting Iraq for the...
  • A French mother's grief: 16-year-old flees to Syria

    The mother had her suspicions before her 16-year-old son fled from the southeastern French city of Nice to Syria. Her son was Christian and popular and liked football and making wood sculptures. But she had seen him change, converting to Islam and...
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...
  • Islamic State says it killed Japanese hostage

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed it had killed Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa after Japan declined to pay a $200 million ransom for two men it kidnapped last year in Syria. In a departure from its previous practice of posting a...
  • China says Muslim Uighurs are fleeing to join jihadi

    BEIJING Nearly every week, reports surface of Muslim Uighurs trying to flee China. They've been found in refugee camps in Thailand and caught with fake passports trying to board planes. This week, Chinese police gunned down two Uighurs after they...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, powerful longtime US ally, dies at age 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Trudy Rubin: Foreign policy still a muddle

    If anyone still needed proof of President Barack Obama's reluctance to let foreign policy distract from his domestic agenda, he provided an excess in his State of the Union address. In the brief foreign policy portion of the speech, Obama revisited his...