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  • U.S. to Assad: Beware of interfering with U.S. air power in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Syrian military's air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U.S. air strikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. President Barack Obama's...
  • As many as 750 migrants feared dead in five Mediterranean shipwrecks

    As many as 750 migrants feared dead in five Mediterranean shipwrecks
    As many as 500 migrants are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea last week when their boat was allegedly rammed by human traffickers in an incident described by the International Organization for Migration as “mass murder.” At...
  • Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

    PARIS (Reuters) - Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq...
  • New reality for Israelis on Golan Heights: Islamists now control the other side

    EIN ZIVAN, Golan Heights The green and white flag fluttering above a border checkpoint not far from the Ein Zivan kibbutz on a recent afternoon symbolized the new reality that has taken hold for Israelis who live on the Golan Heights: Islamist rebels...
  • Trudy Rubin: Finding the right words for the fight against ISIS

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. . . . The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity." William Butler Yeats, "The Second Coming" Republicans were berating Secretary...
  • Iran says it rejects U.S. cooperation requests on Islamic State

    Iran says it rejects U.S. cooperation requests on Islamic State
    Iran has rejected direct overtures from top U.S. diplomats, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, to cooperate with Washington in the battle against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, Iran’s supreme leader said Monday. In his most extensive...
  • Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?

    Jeffrey Goldberg: Is it finally John McCain's America?
    Sen. John McCain, one of the last non-anguished interventionists in Washington (his Sancho Panza, fellow Republican Lindsey Graham, is another), had a very good last week. He watched President Barack Obama decide to drop bombs on Syria, a policy...
  • Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance

    Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance
    President Obama has said a key part of his strategy to degrade and defeat Islamic State militants will be working with moderate Syrian opposition groups. He has called on Congress to authorize $500 million to train and arm Syrian rebels to become America'...
  • Syrian army destroys Islamic State-controlled bridge

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian special forces on Monday destroyed a bridge over the Euphrates River used by Islamic State to move supplies in eastern Syria, media run by Hezbollah said, a blow to the group in the swathe of Syrian territory it controls near...
  • Iran says it rebuffed US invitation to join anti-Islamic State coalition

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday he had vetoed a U.S. invitation to cooperate in fighting Islamic State, but Washington insisted it would not coordinate militarily with Iran against the militants. "The...
  • Washington wins diplomatic support for campaign in Iraq; Syria trickier

    PARIS (Reuters) - World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria. France...