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  • Kurdish fighters in Syria are desperate for promised reinforcements

    Kurdish fighters in Syria are desperate for promised reinforcements
    Mahmoud Imam draws smoke from a cigarette, squints and points to his village in the farmlands of Syria just east of the besieged Kurdish city of Kobani. He laments that he cannot reach his home and beloved tractor, clearly visible about 500 yards away...
  • U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems

    U.S. again turns to Syria's FSA rebels, despite known problems
    The veteran rebel stood atop a pile of rocks, gazing across a barbed-wire fence at his homeland, Syria, where a black flag fluttered in the distance. "That's my house, the one with the blue door," said Mohammed, with a gray beard and a beige tunic,...
  • Is America speeding headlong into new Middle East morass?

    "I don't oppose all wars," said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war." Few would describe Obama's use of military force against the Islamic State as rash, given...
  • Activist videos from Syrian war get their own film festival

    Over the last 3 1/2 years, the Syrian civil war has produced terabytes of battlefield videos, made by auteur activists who have flooded social networking sites such as YouTube, Instagram and LiveLeak. It's often a dangerous task, taking video during...
  • No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani, IS loses ground in Iraq

    No direct combat for Iraqi Kurds in Kobani, IS loses ground in Iraq
    Iraqi Kurdish forces will not engage in ground fighting in the Syrian town of Kobani but provide artillery support for fellow Kurds fending off Islamic State militants there, a Kurdish spokesman said on Sunday. Islamic State fighters have been trying to...
  • Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

    Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State
    Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants....
  • Try education, not missiles, for Middle East resolution: New Voices

    I have a confession to make. Up until several months ago, I did not make it my priority to watch the news or read a newspaper. Like many teenagers, my education started and stopped with the ringing of the high-school bells, and my spare time was...
  • Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow

    Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow
    Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a...
  • Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town

    Air strikes hit Islamic State near Syrian border town
    Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast...
  • Treasury: Islamic State generates $1 million a day from oil

    Treasury: Islamic State generates $1 million a day from oil
    The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1-million-a-day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in...
  • Is Obama a modern-day Quintus Fabius Maximus?

    President Obama has been repeatedly accused of delay. Critics say he dragged his feet on sending more troops to Afghanistan, on addressing the dangers in Libya, on providing support to Syria's rebels and, most recently, on initiating military action...