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  • Uneasy alliances as fractured Iraq battles IS group

    Shiite Arab militias have flooded into northern Iraq's Kirkuk region to help Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State group, but their uneasy alliance threatens to reignite a much older conflict over the oil-rich area pitting the largely autonomous Kurds...
  • U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels

    U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels
    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...
  • Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official

    Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official
    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...
  • A look at Syria's Aleppo and the UN truce plan for the city

    Nearly four years since it began, Syria's civil war has defied all diplomatic attempts to broker a peaceful resolution. While the conflict has recently been overshadowed by the U.S.-led international battle against the Islamic State extremist group,...
  • Fierce fighting near Aleppo as UN envoy pushes truce in city

    Syrian rebels fought deadly battles with government forces north of the divided city of Aleppo on Wednesday as both sides sought to expand their ground amid a push by the U.N. envoy to the country to broker a cease-fire in the war-ravaged city. The...
  • US has screened 1,200 moderate Syrian rebels for training

    The U.S. has screened about 1,200 moderate Syrian rebels who could participate in a new training program so they eventually can return to the fight against Islamic State insurgents who have taken control of large portions of Syria, the Pentagon said...
  • Obama view of US role in Arab world challenged by crises

    President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. After making...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the problem of abandoned properties. Feb. 18 Each day an abandoned property facing foreclosure goes unmaintained is another day for the structure to become dilapidated and for the property to become unsightly. It...
  • US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

    Military chiefs from 26 nations involved in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. SPA said the meeting was aimed at giving military leaders an...
  • Once a top booster, ex-U.S. envoy no longer backs arming Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Robert Ford was always one of the Syrian rebels' loudest cheerleaders in Washington, agitating from within a reluctant administration to arm vetted moderates to fight Bashar Assad's brutal regime. In recent weeks, however, Ford, the former U....
  • UN envoy: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes 6 weeks

    The United Nations envoy to Syria said Tuesday he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes and artillery shelling on the city of Aleppo for six weeks to allow a proposed U.N. plan to "freeze" hostilities in the country'...