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  • APNewsBreak: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Israel's Netanyahu emerges from vote with slight edge, but struggle to build coalition awaits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to have fended off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections...
  • Syria's Assad dismissive of Kerry remark on negotiations

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that only Syrians can decide his future — apparently dismissing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's remark that Washington would be willing to talk with Assad to help broker a political resolution to the...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    In the Middle East this week, an Iraqi offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit drew wide attention as a coalition of soldiers, police officers, Shiite militias and Sunni tribesmen aided by Iranian advisers fought to seize Saddam Hussein'...
  • Kurds probe 2 possible Islamic State chemical weapon attacks

    Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold. The two purported chemical...
  • Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad

    Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he is willing to negotiate personally with Syrian President Bashar Assad to end that country's four-year-old conflict. With 215,000 dead and no sign that the Syrian civil war is about to wind down, the United...
  • Kerry would be willing to talk with Syria's Assad

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to help broker a political resolution to the country's civil war. Kerry said in an interview with CBS News that the U.S. is pushing for Assad to...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Iraqi Kurdish officials claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons on peshmerga forces Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the...
  • Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons

    Iraqi Kurds claim Islamic State group used chemical weapons
    Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit....
  • Kurdish, Christian forces gain on IS in NE Syria battles

    Kurdish fighters and Christian militiamen are making gains against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, with intense clashes amid airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, an activist group and a Kurdish official said Saturday. Nasser Haj Mansour,...
  • Syria's children are in danger of becoming a lost generation

    Syria's children are in danger of becoming a lost generation
    The brutal civil war that has embroiled Syria entered its fifth year last week. Once a vibrant hub of Middle Eastern culture and history and one of the most stable countries in the region, it is now instead a scene of death and destruction. With a...