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  • U.S. military loses contact with Predator drone flying over Syria

    A Pentagon official confirmed the U.S. military lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone Tuesday while it was flying above northwestern Syria, but could not corroborate reports that the aircraft was shot down by President Bashar Assad’s air...
  • 9 Albanians on trial for allegedly recruiting Syria fighters

    Nine Albanian Muslims, including two preachers, have gone on trial in Albania on charges of recruiting and sending more than 70 men to fight with rebel groups in Syria. The suspects were arrested a year ago and charged with promoting and funding...
  • Official: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and...
  • Turkish reports claim smuggler for Islamic State worked for Canada

    ANKARA, Turkey A Syrian former army lieutenant who defected from the military three years ago has become the central figure in a tale of intrigue that ended last month in the flight to the Islamic State of three British schoolgirls. Everyone agrees...
  • UN chief accuses Syria of violating buffer zone with Israel

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian government of violating a 1974 agreement creating a buffer zone between Syria and Israel and warned that firing back and forth across the separation line jeopardizes the cease-fire between the two...
  • Feds: US Air Force vet tried to join Islamic State group

    A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic plotted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and was arrested on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, was due Wednesday in...
  • Syria claims it shot down drone US says it lost

    ANKARA, Turkey In the first such incident since the U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against Islamic State extremists last September in Syria, the Syrian government said Tuesday that its air defense system had shot down a U.S. surveillance drone near...
  • APNewsBreak: Turkey holds suspected Syria-bound UK woman

    A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Israel's Netanyahu emerges from vote with slight edge, but struggle to build coalition awaits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to have fended off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections...
  • Syria's Assad dismissive of Kerry remark on negotiations

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that only Syrians can decide his future — apparently dismissing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's remark that Washington would be willing to talk with Assad to help broker a political resolution to the...
  • Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad

    Kerry seeks peace talks with Syria's Assad
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he is willing to negotiate personally with Syrian President Bashar Assad to end that country's four-year-old conflict. With 215,000 dead and no sign that the Syrian civil war is about to wind down, the United...