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  • 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...
  • Over 70 countries demand Syria stop deadly aerial attacks

    More than 70 countries have signed a letter demanding that Syria stop indiscriminate aerial attacks that have killed thousands of people and urging the U.N. Security Council to prevent the Syrian Air Force from future attacks including dropping barrel...
  • A new strategy in Iraq and Syria

    A new strategy in Iraq and Syria
    It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially....
  • War lessons from a replica French frigate

    War lessons from a replica French frigate
    This week, the replica of the Hermione, the French tall ship which brought the Marquis de Lafeyette and French soldiers in 1780 to help Americans defeat the British at Yorktown, is visiting Baltimore. It's also the week that Congress is debating whether...
  • Activists: Insurgents advance in Syria's Aleppo

    Syrian rebels advanced into a second government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, activists said, a claim denied by state TV. The reported push into the Khaldiyeh neighborhood came a day after insurgents captured the eastern...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Pastor, 8 others, fatally shot at black church in Charleston, SC; police call it a hate crime A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people, including the...
  • Syrian rebels advance near Golan; Damascus shelling kills 33

    Syrian rebels launched a wide-ranging offensive against government positions near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, after shelling in and around Damascus killed at least 33 people, activists said. The rebels of the Southern Front...
  • U.S. to train just one-third of expected Iraqi troops to combat Islamic State: official

    U.S. to train just one-third of expected Iraqi troops to combat Islamic State: official
    The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's...
  • Syrian chemical weapons waste disposed of, watchdog says

    The global chemical weapons watchdog says that waste created on board a U.S. ship that destroyed toxic chemicals from Syria's stockpile has been successfully disposed of. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced Wednesday that...
  • Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

    For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it to ferry foreign fighters to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa and sell oil on the black market. The loss of the town...
  • Al-Qaida leader's death renews debate: Do targeted killings make a difference?

    WASHINGTON The death in a U.S. drone attack of al-Qaida's Yemen-based second in command, coupled with the possible killing of a top extremist in Libya in a similar strike, has added fresh fuel to the debate among U.S. officials and terrorism experts about...