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  • US has screened 1,200 moderate Syrian rebels for training

    The U.S. has screened about 1,200 moderate Syrian rebels who could participate in a new training program so they eventually can return to the fight against Islamic State insurgents who have taken control of large portions of Syria, the Pentagon said...
  • Fierce fighting near Aleppo as UN envoy pushes truce in city

    Syrian rebels fought deadly battles with government forces north of the divided city of Aleppo on Wednesday as both sides sought to expand their ground amid a push by the U.N. envoy to the country to broker a cease-fire in the war-ravaged city. The...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on the problem of abandoned properties. Feb. 18 Each day an abandoned property facing foreclosure goes unmaintained is another day for the structure to become dilapidated and for the property to become unsightly. It...
  • 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'...
  • Kayla Mueller's boyfriend: 'I came back to save her'

    Kayla Mueller stood before her boyfriend in a Syrian detention cell, faced with a question that could have secured her freedom from Islamic State militants. "Why are you telling them you are not my wife?" Omar Alkhani asked Mueller before she broke...
  • Video purports to show IS militants beheading hostages

    A video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday by militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group. The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls...
  • Former Lebanese PM calls on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria

    Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called on the militant Hezbollah group on Saturday to withdraw from Syria, saying their involvement in the civil war next door has backfired into Lebanon. Hariri returned earlier in the day to Lebanon from self-...
  • US shipload of weapons, ammunition for Lebanese army worth $25 million lands in Beirut

    The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon said Sunday that $25 million worth of weapons and ammunition have arrived in Beirut, the latest American assistance to Lebanon's army as it fights Islamic extremists along the border with Syria. Ambassador David Hale said...
  • Syrians are deeply split after years of warfare, survey finds

    ISTANBUL As the United Nations' special envoy for Syria is reporting progress toward a cease-fire in embattled Aleppo, a new survey suggests that divisions in the country have deepened and few civilians on either side see much hope in a negotiated...