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  • Woman tied to Paris terrorist attacks fled to Turkey a week ago, official says

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey A woman sought by French police after the terrorist attacks in Paris this past week left France days before the attacks occurred, traveling to Turkey and possibly into Syria, a senior Turkish official said Saturday. French police have...
  • Syrian group Al Nusra Front claims responsibility for Lebanon bombing

    The Syrian Al Qaeda-linked rebel group Al Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a cafe in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday that left nine dead and more than three dozen injured, according to the National News Agency,...
  • Muslim leaders condemn French massacre, but some on street disagree

    A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims. Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
  • Snow falls in Middle East as strong winter storm lashes Syrian refugees; killing 2 in Lebanon

    Snow fell in parts of the Middle East on Wednesday as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing two Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands who have fled their country's civil war to huddle for warmth in tents in refugee camps....
  • AP PHOTOS: A selection of our favorite photographs from the Middle East this past week

    In the Middle East this week, people across the region marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad and the start of a new year. In Beirut, Lebanese celebrated with fireworks and street celebrations on New Year's Eve. In Iran, Armenian Christians...
  • US, Turkey agree to train Syrian rebels, but not whom they'll fight

    ANKARA, Turkey The United States and Turkey have agreed tentatively to start joint training of Syrian rebel fighters in March but have put off the question of defining the enemy the government of President Bashar Assad or Islamist extremists, the...
  • Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and Iraq

    At the dawn of 2015, the U.S. has yet to articulate a comprehensive foreign-policy strategy to counter the influence and territorial gains of Islamic State, the terrorist group that emerged last year — and poses a dangerous and vexing threat to...
  • Lebanon limits entry of Syrians fleeing civil war amid concern over rising numbers of refugees

    Lebanon turned back Syrians trying to cross the border Monday under strict new visa regulations, saying it simply cannot handle any more people displaced by the ongoing civil war. The policy, requiring Syrians to obtain visas that sharply limit the...
  • Lebanon's new visa rules for Syrians aim to curb refugee influx

    A line of cars stood at this frigid mountain border crossing on Monday, waiting for families and friends arriving from neighboring Syria — if they came at all. “It’s a tragic situation on the other side. We’re being treated like...
  • Paris attack sparks fears of support surge for far-right, anti-Islamist movements in Europe

    A day after terror struck Paris, Europe's far-right and anti-immigrant parties pressed home the message that has fueled their resurgence: The continent's rising numbers of Muslims are dangerous. Populist movements warning of the "Islamization" of...
  • Suspected Hostage-Taking As French Track Shooting Suspects

    PARIS (AP) — A pair of heavily armed brothers suspected in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper were cornered inside a printing house near Charles de Gaulle airport on Friday and appear to have taken a hostage, officials said. Hundreds...