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  • IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 27 people

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after...
  • French worries over Islamic State point to Syria

    French worries over Islamic State point to Syria
    Six months after the Jan. 7 attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Paris remains a city on guard. Black-uniformed military police of the Republican Security Companies patrol tourist sites with submachine guns. Museums, concert halls and even...
  • Domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

    WASHINGTON While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama's legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves...
  • Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

     Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town
    Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist...
  • Islamic State opens multi-pronged offensive in northern Syria

    Islamic State opens multi-pronged offensive in northern Syria
    Islamic State fighters on Thursday attacked Kobani, the Syrian town on the Turkish border they besieged for months before being repulsed in January by Kurdish militias assisted by punishing airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. The Kobani strike was...
  • 80-plus aid groups blast UN Security Council over Syria

    More than 80 international human rights and aid groups are urging the U.N. Security Council to take real, immediate action against the continuing use of barrel bombs in Syria's grinding civil war. Thursday's letter comes a week after more than 70...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Saving Obamacare, Supreme Court upholds a key part of the landmark health care overhaul The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have...
  • Israeli Druze alarmed by plight of their brethren in Syria

    Members of Israel's Druze minority, long among the Jewish state's most loyal citizens, have become increasingly concerned about the plight of their beleaguered brethren in neighboring Syria. Now, they are asking the state of Israel to help their fellow...
  • UN: Syrian government troops, rebels both target civilians

    In Syria's civil war, both government forces and opposition fighters are targeting civilians in a way that has led to "unspeakable suffering," U.N. investigators said Tuesday. The assessment, in a report by the Independent International Commission of...
  • One killed as Druze residents in Golan Heights attack Israeli ambulance

    One killed as Druze residents in Golan Heights attack Israeli ambulance
    Druze protesters in the Golan Heights on Monday attacked an Israeli military ambulance transferring men wounded in the Syrian civil war to a hospital, killing one Syrian and injuring another as well as two Israeli soldiers. The ambulance was making...
  • Kurdish gains over militants at Syrian border spur warnings from Turkey

    Through a haze of dust obscuring the frontier, the flags of victorious Kurdish fighters and their allies fly over the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, newly wrested from Islamic State militants. But amid the rejoicing that erupted in the Kurdish...