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  • The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

    The fate of one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur.  The city contains the ruins of what, according to UNESCO,...
  • Video shows Syrian rebels using a WWII-era Nazi howitzer

    Video shows Syrian rebels using a WWII-era Nazi howitzer
    A new video appears to the show Syrian rebels showing off a rather unusual bit of weaponry: A World War II-era German howitzer. In the video, which was released by Shaam News Network, members of the Islamic Front (not to be confused with rival group the...
  • A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town captured by IS

    A look at Palmyra, the Syrian archaeological gem captured by Islamic State fighters. LOCATION: A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria, Palmyra is also a strategic crossroads linking the Syrian capital Damascus with the country's east...
  • Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The takeover...
  • Deputy Russia FM: Western Mideast policies 'short-sighted'

    A deputy Russian foreign minister says external players cannot solve the Syria crisis and that "short-sighted'" Western policies in the Middle East have helped destabilize countries such as Syria, Iraq and Libya. Vasily Nebenzya spoke Friday at a...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Obama's contentious trade bill clears key hurdle, advances toward a final Senate vote In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday...
  • AP PHOTOS: Heritage sites under Islamic State control

    When Islamic State fighters routed Syrian government forces and took control of the ruins of Palmyra Thursday morning, the ancient city became the latest archaeological site to fall into the hands of the militant group. The extremist group views...
  • Fabled ruins, artifacts of Palmyra, Syria, fall into hands of Islamic State

    Fabled ruins, artifacts of Palmyra, Syria, fall into hands of Islamic State
    Islamic State militants have entered the museum in the captured Syrian city of Palmyra, but there was no immediate word about the fate of precious artifacts or of the fabled ruins outside town, Syria’s antiquities chief said Thursday. The...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia's Putin

    Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia's Putin
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to ease badly strained relations over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, but the tone ahead of the meeting didn't augur well for a breakthrough on any of the...
  • Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State
    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The...
  • Islamic State's legion of foreign fighters

    Islamic State's legion of foreign fighters
    One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a 20-year-old stole her friend's passport to make the same hazardous journey. From New...