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  • Suffering rises as militants take over refugee camp in Syria

    When hundreds of Islamic State militants muscled into the Yarmouk refugee camp last week and planted their black flags amid the charred, blown-out buildings, it was the latest trial for the remaining Palestinians who for two years have endured a...
  • 200 abducted Yazidis released by Islamic State in northern Iraq

    200 abducted Yazidis released by Islamic State in northern Iraq
    More than 200 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State in August were released Wednesday, Iraqi government officials said, in what was characterized as a rare act of goodwill by the violent extremist group. Vian Dakhil, an Iraqi parliament member, confirmed...
  • Imam who criticized Syria's Assad shot dead in London

    British police said Wednesday its counter-terrorism unit is investigating the killing of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot dead in London. London's Metropolitan Police said Abdul-Hadi Arwani, 48, was found in a parked car with gunshot wounds to his...
  • Activists: 2 deadly car bombs hit rebel bases in Syria

    A pair of car bombs targeted two rebel bases north of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens, two activist groups said. The attacks targeted compounds belonging to Islamic opposition groups in the countryside north of Aleppo, a...
  • Iran calls on Turkey to help find peace in embattled Yemen

    ISLAMABAD A Turkey-led diplomatic initiative to prevent the conflict in Yemen from spreading in the Middle East showed signs of progress Tuesday at talks in Tehran, where Iran's leadership agreed to work with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
  • British police fear two more teens have gone to Syria

    British police fear two more teens have gone to Syria
    British police fear two teenage boys who recently vanished from their homes have entered Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria. Authorities said Tuesday that they were “deeply concerned” for the welfare of the pair, who have not been...
  • Turkish president visits Iran despite tensions over Yemen

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Iran Tuesday amid deep differences between the two nations over the conflicts in Yemen and Syria. Erdogan has publicly backed the Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who have overrun the...
  • Islamic State launches English-language radio news bulletins

    The Islamic State group has launched English-language radio news bulletins on its al-Bayan radio network. The militant group's English bulletin, launched Tuesday and promoted via Twitter, accompanies Arabic and Russian bulletins already airing on the...
  • UN official: State of Syrian refugee camp 'beyond inhumane'

    Palestinian fighters clashed with Islamic State militants in a heavily contested Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Monday as a United Nations official described the situation in the embattled camp as "beyond inhumane." The fighting in...
  • Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

    Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria
    The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s civil war — and that was before the militants of the Islamic State moved in. Besieged, starved and bombarded over...
  • Civilians flee as Islamic State seizes Palestinian refugee camp

    Civilians flee as Islamic State seizes Palestinian refugee camp
    Civilians trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria's capital fled to safer areas Saturday amid intense shelling and clashes between Palestinian armed factions and Islamic militants who took over most of the camp, Syrian activists said. A Damascus-...