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  • UN envoy in Syria with message to start talks, stop bombing

    The United Nations' special envoy for Syria has started a visit to Damascus with several messages for President Bashar Assad's government — the use of barrel bombs is unacceptable and a Syrian-led settlement is urgently needed to end the war. U.N....
  • As fighting rages in Syrian border town, Turkey braces for new flood of refugees

    Kurdish fighters claimed to be closing in on Islamic State extremists holed up in a strategic Syrian frontier town Monday as Turkey was hit with a new influx of terrified civilians fleeing the fighting. The developments came one day after thousands of...
  • Rebels shell Syria's Aleppo, dozens killed and wounded

    Rebels fired a barrage of shells at government-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo Monday, killing at least 23 people, including eight children, and wounding more than 100, state-run TV said. Syrian TV said the shelling hit the area of Rahman...
  • Kurdish fighters seize large parts of IS border stronghold

    U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters captured large sections of a strategic town on the Syria-Turkish border on Monday, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Islamic State group, which lost a key supply line for their nearby self-proclaimed capital. The seizure...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...