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  • Moderate Syrian rebels say they're advancing on Damascus from south

    ISTANBUL Rebel groups based in southern Syria are advancing on the western suburbs of Damascus and warning they might soon enter the capital, a development that's in sharp contrast to the grim reports from northern Syria, where moderate rebels have...
  • Islamic State shows another beheading video, but this one is different

    WASHINGTON Until Sunday, Islamic State hostage execution videos followed a macabre formula: the condemned appears in an orange jumpsuit, reads a scripted message next to a British-accented militant and then appears lifeless and decapitated in a final...
  • Remembering Peter Kassig: 'His empathy and warmth were so obvious'

    IRBIL, Iraq I met Peter Kassig in Beirut in May, 2012. He was a university student visiting Lebanon trying to find a project to help Syrian refugees. He'd left the Army and was looking for a way to nonviolently help people in the region, so I put him in...
  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday. A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
  • Islamic State wants to create its own currency

    Money might be the root of all evil, but that’s a risk Islamic State seems willing to take. In a bid to shed the "tyrannical monetary system that was imposed upon the Muslims" and avoid becoming “easy prey for the Jews and Crusaders," the...
  • Moderate Syrian rebels say US airstrikes helped extremists seize province

    REYHANLI, Turkey Two rounds of U.S. airstrikes in northwest Syria since September have destroyed bases and weapons depots linked to the al-Qaida-backed Nusra Front, but the more serious damage may have been to the fragile political balance, helping to tip...
  • L.A. groups criticize White House program on homegrown extremism

    Several Los Angeles civil rights and community groups said Thursday they would not support a White House-led initiative aimed at dissuading U.S. citizens from going abroad to fight with groups like the Islamic State, criticizing the effort as “ill-...
  • Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities

    Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities
    At the hair salon on her wedding day, a fellow bride turned to Tuqaa Afash and asked who her fiance was. "Abdulkareem Laila," Afash said, expecting that in the tight-knit village on the outskirts of Aleppo, the woman would recognize his name. "I don't...
  • Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul

    Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul
    Radical Turkish nationalists roughed up three U.S. Navy servicemen in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankees go home!” and pulling bags down over the sailors' heads. Video of the incident shows a small group of men carrying a flag...
  • Fewer Syrians able to flee as neighboring countries limit entry

    Fewer Syrians able to flee as neighboring countries limit entry
    The number of Syrians able to flee the violent conflict in their country has dramatically declined this year as neighboring countries increasingly turn back would-be refugees at their borders, according to a humanitarian report released Thursday.  Faced...
  • In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig

    In Lebanon, friends plead for release of Indiana hostage Peter Kassig
    He was an unusual sight in this embattled but historic Lebanese port city, a Westerner who wasn't a journalist, a young man driven to provide humanitarian help to the unremitting flow of wounded and displaced from Syria's civil war. "He was full of...