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  • Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor

    Yemen port city of Aden seethes with separatist fervor
    A replica Big Ben still looks down on the harbor. Queen Victoria casts a dour gaze from her bronzed throne in a patch of green fronting the port. But this onetime jewel of the British empire has fallen onto hard times -- and now seethes with sedition as...
  • New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting

    New Pentagon chief convenes unusual counter-IS meeting
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq's doorstep six days after taking office, gathering military and diplomatic leaders to discuss the Obama administration's oft-criticized strategy for countering the...
  • Russia and US spar over global crises at UN meeting

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov implicitly accused the United States on Monday of violating U.N. principles by bombing Syria, occupying Iraq "under false pretenses" and manipulating a Security Council mandate to destroy and create chaos in Libya....
  • With Islamic State threatening, Turkey abandons historic tomb in Syria

    ANKARA, Turkey After months of siege by Islamic State extremists, Turkey early Sunday sent an armored column into Syria to evacuate troops that had been guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The...
  • Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb

    Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb
    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Defense secretary looks beyond Pentagon in review of Islamic State fight

    WASHINGTON �� Barely a week into his new job, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is seeking advice beyond the Pentagon to assess strategy on the campaign to defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. Carter, after a two-day visit to...
  • Denmark shooting highlight links between gangs and radicals

    The shooting spree in Copenhagen by a radicalized former gang member has highlighted an overlap between Islamic extremists and the criminal underworld. Danish police say gang members with Muslim backgrounds are being radicalized both in prison and...
  • 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'...