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  • US claims that Ramadi is a mere setback are 'delusional,' experts say

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration Monday called the fall of the capital of Iraq's Anbar province to the Islamic State a temporary setback that Iraqi forces would reverse with U.S. support. Experts dismissed that assessment as ludicrous. "'Delusional,'...
  • Graham: 'I'm running' to be 'best commander in chief'

    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East. "I'm running because I think the...
  • Lindsey Graham: Running for White House because 'the world is falling apart'

    Lindsey Graham: Running for White House because 'the world is falling apart'
     South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East. "I'm running because I think the...
  • Pope canonizes 2 saints from 19th-century Palestine

    Pope Francis canonized two nuns from what was 19th-century Palestine on Sunday in hope of encouraging Christians across the Middle East who are facing a wave of persecution from Islamic extremists. Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas were...
  • U.S. commandos kill senior Islamic State leader, capture wife

    In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State's head of oil operations, captured his wife and rescued a woman whom American officials said was enslaved. A team of Delta Force commandos slipped...
  • U.S. raid in Syria to capture Islamic State leader ends in his death

    WASHINGTON American special forces commandos swooped into the heart of Islamic State's oil and gas operations in eastern Syria in a raid intended to capture the man viewed as the group's chief financial officer, Pentagon and White House officials said...
  • Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter

    Turkish forces shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed into Turkish airspace, the country's defense minister said Saturday. Syrian state-run television denied the report, saying that a small drone was shot down. Turkish Defense Minister Ismet...
  • Hezbollah leader says extremists losing ground in Syria

    The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group says Sunni extremists have been pushed out of large areas of a mountain range along the Lebanese-Syrian border in fighting over the past week. In a televised speech Saturday, he said Hezbollah fighters...
  • Islamic State's advance raises new questions about US, Iraqi strategy

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State's capture Friday of the Iraqi provincial capital of Ramadi provides new evidence of the Iraqi army's weakness, the terrorist movement's resilience and the shortcomings of the Obama administration's strategy for defeating the...
  • UNESCO chief alarmed by clashes near Syria's ancient Palmyra

    The U.N. cultural agency expressed alarm Friday over clashes between Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra — one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO world heritage sites. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova...
  • Analysis: How to talk about the Islamic State while running for president

    WASHINGTON The seemingly straightforward question of what to call the Islamic State, and the more difficult matter of how to fight it, will be defining issues of the 2016 presidential race. How to identify the group has, for some time, been a GOP...