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  • Islamic State says it destroyed ancient artifacts in Mosul, Iraq

    Islamic State says it destroyed ancient artifacts in Mosul, Iraq
    A video released Thursday appears to show Islamic State militants methodically destroying centuries-old artifacts in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which would be the group’s most brazen attack to date on antiquities regarded by the extremists as...
  • Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers

    The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city. The expulsions come...
  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a...
  • Experts on Islamic State worry US is underestimating fight for Mosul

    IRBIL, Iraq U.S. commanders pressing for an attack on Mosul perhaps as early as this spring may be underestimating the importance of the city to its Islamic State occupiers, who are likely to put up a huge fight to retain their control, experts who've...
  • Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

    Number of Syrian Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220
    The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages along a strategic river, activists said Thursday. In Iraq, the IS...
  • New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed. The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS...
  • US looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

    The Obama administration's commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine radicals could slip into the country...
  • 3 arrested in U.S., charged with trying to aid Islamic State

    3 arrested in U.S., charged with trying to aid Islamic State
    Two men were arrested Wednesday in New York as they prepared to join Islamic State militants in Syria, while a third man was arrested in Florida for helping fund their efforts, after they boasted of their plans on the Internet, federal investigators said....
  • Abducted Syrian Christians moved to militant stronghold

    Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along a strategic...
  • Lebanese army seizes 2 border outposts from militants

    The Lebanese army says it has seized two hilltop positions along the border from Syria-based Islamic militants. In a statement Thursday, it says the operation is in line with efforts to secure villages near the eastern border with neighboring Syria....
  • Aid group chief: UN efforts haven't boosted Syria aid access

    A series of U.N. Security Council resolutions passed last year seeking to boost aid access to reach millions of Syrians in desperate need of assistance have had no impact, the head of a prominent humanitarian group said Wednesday. The Syrian conflict,...