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  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads

    Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads
    Syrian government forces and rebels were waging a fierce battle Saturday for control of a strategic crossroads in a southern Syrian town, according to opposition activists and official accounts. Fighters affiliated with the Southern Front, a West-backed...
  • Islamic State seen as interloper by larger militant groups

    Since declaring a caliphate, Islamic State has garnered support from more than a dozen Islamist militant groups in the Middle East and Asia, but the dearth of endorsements by many of the largest and most recognizable groups serves to underscore the limits...
  • Israeli Canadian woman said to deny capture by Islamic State

    Israeli Canadian woman said to deny capture by Islamic State
    After 24 hours of swirling rumors of her capture by Islamic State, an Israeli Canadian woman who joined Kurdish fighters in Syria appears to have surfaced on Facebook to dispel the reports. “Guys, I’m totally safe and secure.... Ignore the...
  • Kaine, recalling Lebanon trip, concerned by WFP cut in aid to Syrian refugees

    Sen. Tim Kaine was clearly moved by the plight of refugees from Syria's civil war during his visit to Lebanon back in February -- and now worries that their situation is getting worse. The latest bad news is that the UN World Food Program is...
  • Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

    Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a move seen as likely to put pressure on the Islamist chief. The woman was...
  • U.N. halts food voucher aid for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees

    U.N. halts food voucher aid for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees
    The World Food Program has suspended emergency food vouchers to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees on the eve of winter, setting the stage for “devastating” consequences, the organization said Monday. “Without WFP vouchers, many...
  • Islamic State kills 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border, officials say

    Islamic State kills 16 Iraqi soldiers on Syria border, officials say
    Islamic State fighters killed 16 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a western border crossing with Syria on Monday, the head of the local provincial council Faleh al-Issawi said. Islamic State fighters killed 16 Iraqi soldiers in an attack on a western...
  • Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over Arab Spring protest deaths

    Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over Arab Spring protest deaths
    On Saturday, Hosni Mubarak, frail but still defiant at 86, permitted himself a small, tight smile of satisfaction as a Cairo judge pronounced invalid, on largely technical grounds, the charges that he had been complicit in the killings of hundreds of...
  • Pope: Islamic State committing 'grave sin against god'

    Pope: Islamic State committing 'grave sin against god'
    Pope Francis said Islamic militants were carrying out a "profoundly grave sin against God" in Syria and Iraq, calling on Sunday for inter-religious dialogue and action against poverty to help end conflicts there. The pope spoke on the last day of his...