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  • New advisers to Iraq aimed at energizing a flagging US strategy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's decision Wednesday to send more U.S. military personnel to Iraq is a mid-course adjustment to an effort that has failed to blunt the Islamic State's onslaught. U.S. officials acknowledged that the move does not...
  • Senate panel denounces 'war crimes' in Syria

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a bill that condemns violence in Syria and calls on the State Department to report to Congress on war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. The bill denounces the use of chemical weapons,...
  • Rebels seize sprawling army base in southern Syria

    Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault Tuesday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad's increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said. Assad's forces have suffered a stunning string...
  • Hezbollah repels IS attack on Lebanon-Syria border

    Hezbollah gunmen repelled an attack Tuesday by Islamic State extremists in an area along the Lebanon-Syria border as a major battle between the two groups looms in the rugged mountainous region, Hezbollah's TV station reported. According to Al-Manar TV,...
  • One year after shocking capture of Mosul, Islamic State remains formidable

    IRBIL, Iraq One year after the Islamic State stormed out of eastern Syria to take control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, last June 10, it remains a formidable force, with few signs that a U.S.-led bombing campaign has significantly blunted its...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Iraq can't be fixed

    Like Humpty Dumpty, Iraq has had a great fall and can't be put back together again. Like the egg-shaped nursery rhyme character, its fall and its fracture were all but inevitable. That's because Iraq, like Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, was always an...
  • Activists: Syrian air raids kill 49 in northwestern village

    Government airstrikes on a northwestern Syrian village Monday killed at least 49 people and left survivors screaming in anguish as they pulled bodies from the rubble, according to activists and videos of the chaotic aftermath. The Local Coordination...
  • AP Interview: Jordan mulls opening jobs to Syrian refugees

    Jordan is studying the possibility of allowing Syrian refugees to work in sectors typically filled by migrant workers, even as the country has reached a "saturation point" of absorbing newcomers, its planning minister said. International donors have...
  • Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria

    Jordan's military on Monday unveiled a new phase of a border surveillance system that U.S. officials say provides an effective defense against infiltration attempts, including by Islamic State militants. The kingdom plays a high-profile role in the U.S.-...
  • Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?

     Regarding the Islamic State, what would Republicans do?
    Critics of the way President Obama is dealing with the Islamic State should be required to specify what alternative steps they would take — and how their strategies would make a difference. Republican presidential candidates are unanimous in...
  • Islamic State claims 2nd suicide bombing at Saudi mosque

    Islamic State claims 2nd suicide bombing at Saudi mosque
    A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group. The latest attack and a suicide bombing...