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  • UN foresees millions more displaced by Islamic State war in Syria and Iraq

    GENEVA U.N. humanitarian-aid workers are planning for an enormous flow of refugees in Syria and Iraq, officials here say. The preparations anticipate two likely military actions that the aid workers fear will send hundreds of thousands of people...
  • Video seems to show 3 UK girls before they went to Syria

    A video that appears to show a man helping three British schoolgirls on their way to join the Islamic State group in Syria was released Friday by a Turkish news channel. A Haber television said that the video was filmed in Gaziantep on Turkey's border...
  • Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge

    Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's allegiance pledge
    Islamic State has accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, announcing the expansion of the Syrian-based organization into sub-Saharan Africa. In a move seen as a propaganda boost to Islamic State, Boko Haram leader...
  • In Whitehall, children give away smiles to refugees

    In Whitehall, children give away smiles to refugees
    With chatty enthusiasm and nimble fingers, the children of the Manarah Islamic Academy spent Thursday morning packing resealable bags with the essentials of a healthy mouth: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss. By the time they finished, they had created...
  • In coalition of many, US air power does the heavy lifting

    American refueling planes rumble into the air from this desert air base around the clock to top up coalition aircraft bombing Islamic State militants, whether they're Arab fighters flying out of regional bases or French warplanes catapulted off an...
  • 4 years of Syria war leave families uprooted, separated

    Mohammed Bakkar spends his days with his father and son in a small classroom in Lebanon near the Syrian border, where they cook, eat, wash and sleep, waiting for the day they can reunite with the rest of their family. Bakkar's mother, wife and four other...
  • Islamic State group accepts Boko Haram pledge of allegiance

    Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, according to a spokesman for the Islamic State movement. The development Thursday came as both groups — among the most ruthless in the...
  • Aid groups criticize UN Security Council over Syria

    More than 20 international aid groups sharply criticized the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, saying it has failed to implement three resolutions passed last year seeking to boost humanitarian assistance to Syrian civilians caught in the...
  • EU ministers beef up anti-terror measures

    European countries agreed Thursday to begin giving extra scrutiny this summer to travelers who meet criteria indicating they could be terrorists or Muslim foreign fighters. The decision, taken at a meeting of EU interior ministers, was announced by...
  • Dempsey: US worries about Iran-backed militias in Iraq

    Iran is playing a helpful role against Islamic State militants in Iraq now, but once the extremists are vanquished, Tehran-backed militias could undermine efforts to unify the country, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. Army Gen. Martin...
  • A look at key events in Syria since March 2011

    As the Syrian crisis enters its fifth year, here are some of the key events since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began: — March 2011: Protests erupt in the city of Daraa over security forces' detention of a group of boys accused of...