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  • Berlin won't join any military action in Syria: foreign ministry

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is in discussions with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State in Syria but Berlin will not take part in any military engagement there, a foreign office spokesman...
  • Obama says 'justice will be done' against James Foley's killers

    Obama says 'justice will be done' against James Foley's killers
    President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be done" against the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday as the United States sought to identify targets for potential airstrikes in Syria. Obama's tough talk followed his...
  • Islamic State turns radical Islam on Syria Muslims

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - As Islamic State militants advanced in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor last month, those who had held out against them faced a simple choice: beg for mercy or face certain death. Their options were laid out in stark religious...
  • In Mideast, a gritty twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    In Mideast, a gritty twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Social media websites have been deluged with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads as part of a global awareness campaign for the disease ALS. But as the campaign has gone viral, people in some of the Arab world's hot spots have...
  • US confirms former Minnesota man linked to terror group killed in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS A former Minnesotan linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been killed in Syria. Douglas McCain had lived in San Diego in recent years and was a 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, said...
  • Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world. Arab responsibility for...
  • Rachel Marsden: America needs a grand bargain with Russia to fight terrorism

    It should have been a no-brainer for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate to fight Islamic radicals in the Middle East. But even if you place the high-jump bar on the ground, some people will still manage to trip over it -- then insist on going back and...
  • Syria's slippery slope [Editorial]

    Syria's slippery slope  [Editorial]
    President Obama's decision last weekend to launch U.S. surveillance flights over Syria in preparation for possible airstrikes against the Islamist militants who have overrun large swaths of the country since June has brought the U.S. another step closer...
  • Bombings in Iraq target Shiites, kill dozens

    A wave of bombings struck majority Shiite Muslim areas of Baghdad and two other Iraqi cities Monday, killing at least four dozen people in an apparently worsening spiral of sectarian bloodletting. In the deadliest incident, a suicide bomber set off...
  • Obama OKs surveillance flights over Syria ahead of possible airstrikes

    President Obama has authorized military surveillance flights over Syria to gather intelligence about Islamic extremists ahead of possible U.S. airstrikes, senior administration officials said Monday. The Pentagon began the flights in recent days and...
  • Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria: source

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012....