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  • McCain speaks out about Kayla Mueller saga

    Sen. John McCain said Friday that he considers the death of American Kayla Mueller by Islamic State militants one of the saddest moments of his life as he looked back on his work in trying to secure her freedom and the government's policy of not paying...
  • Islamic State: Smoking will kill you, one way or another

    Islamic State: Smoking will kill you, one way or another
    Beheadings have become commonplace in the territories held by the militant Islamic State, but the severed head reportedly found last month in the eastern Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen was nevertheless unusual. It had a cigarette placed between its lips....
  • Syrian forces make gains against rebels in country's south

    Syrian forces fighting to push back opposition gains in the southern part of the country wrested control of a number of villages Friday, according to government and rebel accounts, as the military pressed an offensive south of Damascus, the capital. The...
  • UN adopts resolution to crack down on terrorist financing

    The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at tightening its crackdown on financing terrorist groups through illicit oil sales, trading in antiquities and paying ransom for hostages. In a sign of unity on fighting the...
  • Special UN envoy for Syria: Assad key to resolving conflict

    The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria says Syrian President Bashar Assad remains part of the equation for ending the nearly four-year conflict. Staffan de Mistura says he met with Assad recently and "will continue having very important discussions with...
  • Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

    The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian...
  • Syrian townspeople insist US airstrike killed civilians

    NIZIP, Turkey Mohammad Na'us was one of the most respected men in al Bab. He was the undertaker who washed the bodies of the dead prior to burial, a pious Quranic scholar who issued the sundown call to prayer in the Syrian town near the Turkish border,...
  • Justice elusive 10 years after killing of Lebanon's Hariri

    The public gallery at a Netherlands court was as deserted as the seats set aside for defendants on a recent day at the trial of five Hezbollah suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, one of the most prominent Sunni...
  • Yemen turmoil deepens as Saudi Arabia, Egypt eye intervention and Western embassy staff leave

    As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
  • American woman held by Islamic State militants told friends she was determined to help Syrians

    Friends say the American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestine territories,...
  • Obama asks fresh, limited war powers, vows that Islamic State group 'is going to lose'

    Vowing that Islamic State forces are "going to lose," President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to authorize military action against terrorists who are cutting a swath across the Middle East. Yet he ruled out large-scale U.S. ground combat...