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  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government...
  • Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar

    Iraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
    Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled Islamic State militants to take back the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East

    At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday. The last three years have been the...
  • German journalist describes life inside Islamic State

    German journalist describes life inside Islamic State
    A German journalist who recently spent 10 days with Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria said he was surprised to find many were foreign fighters – including some Americans. “The guy from New Jersey. This surprised me," Jurgen...
  • Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support

    Captured Jordanian pilot's relatives come together in show of support
    Dozens of men with grim faces filed like mourners up a dirt path into the cavernous hall of the Kasasbeh tribal office, or diwan. But there was no funeral. They had come to this medieval fortress city about 55 miles south of the capital to support a...
  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • Trudy Rubin: Is this the end of Christian communities in Iraq?

    On Christmas Day in 2008, I attended early-morning Mass at the Al Qaleb Al Aqdas (Sacred Heart) Church, in the Karrada district of Baghdad. Although Christians had already become targets in Iraq's civil war and thousands had fled, the Chaldean Catholic...
  • Rachel Marsden: Cheap oil could be a Trojan horse for America

    "Subversion introduced from the outside." That's part of Encyclopedia Britannica's definition for a Trojan horse, the hollow structure that allowed Greek soldiers to penetrate the city of Troy and win the Trojan War. What if the drop in oil prices...
  • Islamic State uses social media to support call for pilot's execution

    Supporters of Islamic State militants appealed via social media this week for the execution of a Jordanian pilot whom the group captured after his plane crashed in Syria on Christmas Eve. Those using the Twitter hashtag "Suggest a way to kill the...
  • Numerous casualties reported in bombing in Aleppo's Old City

    Numerous casualties reported in bombing in Aleppo's Old City
    Syrian rebels detonated a large bomb in a tunnel beneath the Old City of Aleppo, killing and wounding numerous soldiers, according to residents and opposition activists. Residents described a huge blast that reverberated across the city after the Syrian...