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  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

    Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in turbulent Yemen have added a regional dimension to the conflict in the Arab world's poorest country. Five reasons why the world should care about what is happening there: ___ AL-QAIDA'S...
  • US general: No decision to shield US-trained rebels in Syria

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says he'd like his forces to protect the Syrian rebels the U.S. is training to fight the Islamic State group. But, Gen. Lloyd Austin told Congress Thursday, he's waiting for the White House to respond to his...
  • Syrian government shells kill 18 in south, activists say

    Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 18 people on Thursday, including three children, opposition activists said. The attacks come amid heightened clashes in southern Syria between government forces and rebels...
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia fighting bloody proxy wars across region

    Airstrikes on Sanaa herald Yemen's emergence as the latest theater for the proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. The two regional powers have long fought for supremacy, and their competition for power has become perhaps the most...
  • UN more than doubles its count of besieged in Syria: 440,000

    The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starvation, dehydration and the lack of medical care — to roughly 440,000. U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos announced...
  • It's not just Iran's nuclear program that worries Israel

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has portrayed the specter of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons as the biggest threat Israel faces. But what really disturbs experts in and out of the Israeli government is a far more conventional threat:...
  • Syrian rebels seize ancient town near Jordanian border

    Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized an ancient town near the Jordan border that is a key government stronghold, ousting Syrian soldiers and allied militiamen from the region after four days of intense battles, opposition activists and rebels said. There...
  • Opposition forces in Syria claim control of town near Jordanian border

    Anti-government forces active in the southern provinces in Syria wrested control of an army stronghold near the Jordanian border Wednesday, pro-opposition sources said, in a small but significant victory for the rebels. "The town of Busra al Sham has...
  • Syria's opposition says it won't attend new Moscow talks

    Syria's main Western-backed opposition group says it will not attend the next round of peace talks in Moscow on the Syrian conflict. The Syrian National Coalition's representative to the U.N., Najib Ghadbian, told reporters Wednesday that his group had...
  • Canada to conduct airstrikes against IS group in Syria

    Canada is expanding its military mission against the Islamic State group to include airstrikes on targets in Syria, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. Harper told Parliament that he will not seek "the express consent" of the President...
  • US, Syria reportedly in talks to free American journalist

    WASHINGTON U.S. officials are negotiating with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for the release of a McClatchy contributor who vanished more than two years ago while reporting in Syria, according to a French newspaper report published Tuesday....