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  • Kurds triumph in latest advance, but fear spreads among other Syrians

    ISTANBUL An enormous yellow flag with a red star in the middle hangs over the main square in Tel Abyad, the Syrian border town just seized from Islamic State extremists by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia. For Syrian Kurds, it's a symbol of triumph. Other...
  • Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports

     Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports
    Terrorist violence exploded around the world last year, driven by a surge in attacks by the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East and Boko Haram in West Africa, the State Department said in a report Friday. The number of terrorist attacks...
  • Greek island swamped by refugee flood; no relief in sight

    An inflatable dinghy touches the shore in darkness. Dozens of men, women and children jump into the shallow water, stumbling on unseen rocks as they scramble onto a narrow strip of seaweed-strewn beach. "Are we in Greece?" one man asks as he ditches...
  • Lebanon Druze leader tries to calm fears in Syrian community

    Lebanon's political leader of the Druze community tried on Friday to calm members of neighboring Syria's minority sect after a deadly al-Qaida raid there killed as many as 20 Druze villagers. Walid Jumblatt said the attack earlier this week on Qalb...
  • American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'

    American who died  in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
    Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native, who worked at the family manufacturing business, didn't know anyone in Syria or Iraq...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • UN's Syria envoy to travel to Damascus for talks with gov't

    The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria says he has accepted an invitation from the government to travel to Damascus for talks with officials there. The office of Staffan de Mistura said Sunday that he wanted to give the Syrian government the opportunity to...
  • Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid intense fighting

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid intense fighting
    Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis. The flow of refugees came as Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a...
  • Thousands flee as Kurds advance on Islamic State-held Syria town

    Thousands flee as Kurds advance on Islamic State-held Syria town
    More than a dozen Syrian rebel and militant groups on Monday accused the country's main Kurdish militia of committing "ethnic cleansing" against Arabs and Turkmen in northern Syria, a charge strongly denied by the Kurds. The accusation, which was not...