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  • 5 things to look for in Obama's speech on Islamic State tonight

    President Obama plans to address the nation tonight to talk about his plans to take down the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria and threatening to retaliate against the United States for its bombing campaign targeting them. Here...
  • White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels

    White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels
    The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill. As Obama prepares to...
  • UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks

    UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks
    The global chemical-weapons watchdog found evidence that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria, where witnesses described poison barrel bombs crashing into their villages from the sky, the agency said on...
  • U.N.'s Ban urges Assad to seek political solution to Syria crisis

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad to seek a political solution to Syria's war, saying this would help international efforts against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, al-Hayat newspaper...
  • Last Syrian vineyard keeps wine flowing despite war

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Amid the war in Syria, one hillside vineyard still produces wines that are served in the Michelin-starred restaurants of London and Paris. It has been a struggle to keep Syria's last commercial vineyard open, the owner of Domaine de...
  • John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State

    John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...
  • Watchdog says has evidence of chlorine attacks in Syria

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have found "compelling evidence" that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria this year, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The...
  • Syrian rebel group names new chief after blast wipes out leadership

    BEIRUT One of Syria's largest rebel groups hurriedly named new commanders after its leadership was wiped out in an explosion, hours before the US president was to outline a plan to combat the Islamic State and discuss support for the moderate Syrian...
  • Syrian Islamist group names new leader after blast

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The new head of the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham, once one of the strongest militias in the Syrian civil war, has urged fellow insurgents to fight on after a blast on Tuesday wiped out its senior leadership. In a video on YouTube,...
  • In Syria, Obama must win trust to beat Islamic State

    BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Before the United States can beat Islamic State in Syria, it will have to win the confidence of mainstream Sunni rebels who blame Washington for leaving them outgunned by the Islamists and further than ever from toppling President...
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters pushing back Islamic State on their own

    Syrian Kurdish fighters pushing back Islamic State on their own
    The Kurdish fighter perched on the roof of a schoolhouse pocked with holes from bullets and tank rounds, pointing across a rubble field toward several grain silos blasted open by shell fire. "They came at us from there with tanks and Hummers, but we...