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  • FBI accuses North Texas man of lying about Islamic State

    A suburban Dallas man was arrested Thursday after FBI agents accused him of lying to them about whether he supported the leader of the Islamic State group. Bilal Abood, 37, of Mesquite, admitted he posted an oath on Twitter to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the...
  • Syrian official: World must protect ancient city from IS

    A Syrian official on Thursday called on the international community to protect the 2,000-year-old ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra, now threatened by advancing Islamic State militants. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria's director-general of antiquities and...
  • Diplomats: Traces of chemical weapons agents found in Syria

    Chemical weapons experts have found traces of deadly nerve agents used to make chemical weapons at a site in Syria where the agents were not supposed to be, two diplomats said. The discovery of traces of sarin and VX renewed fears that Syria did not...
  • European Union forges ahead with quota plan for migrants

    The European Union forged ahead Wednesday with a plan to ease pressure on nations dealing with an influx of Mediterranean migrants by requiring other countries to share the burden, despite some strong opposition. The proposed system would set maximum...
  • Ex-Lebanese minister sentenced over explosives' transport

    A Lebanese military court on Wednesday convicted a former minister on charges of plotting a wave of bombings at the behest of neighboring Syria and sentenced him to four-and-a-half years in prison. According to Lebanon's state-run news agency, NNA, the...
  • Israel military official: Hezbollah hiding arms in villages

    The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has built up a massive arsenal of rockets and other advanced weapons in Shiite villages of southern Lebanon, a senior Israeli intelligence official said Wednesday, warning civilians would be at risk if war breaks out....
  • Islamic State makes gains in Syria's central province

    The Islamic State group on Wednesday seized more territory in Syria's central province of Homs amid clashes with government forces that left dozens dead and wounded on both sides, activists said. Also Wednesday, Syrian troops and members of Lebanon's...
  • Rachel Marsden: Americans deserve a better return on diplomatic missions

    PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Sochi, Russia, this week, apparently to play dumb with the Russians on the taxpayer's dime. In advance of Kerry's visit, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said at a press briefing, "Well, I don't...
  • Flag dispute sparks divisions, mistrust in Syria opposition

    The divisions and mistrust that have long plagued Syria's rebellion against President Bashar Assad erupted once more on Tuesday - this time over the flag. The dispute was sparked by a press conference in Istanbul by the Syrian National Coalition, the...
  • Activists say at least 28 killed in Syria government attack

    Syrian government helicopters dropped a barrel bomb Tuesday in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, hitting a busy bus depot and killing at least 28 people, activists said. The attack on the Jisr al-Haj neighborhood killed at least 28 people...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia's Putin

    Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Russia's Putin
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to ease badly strained relations over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, but the tone ahead of the meeting didn't augur well for a breakthrough on any of the...