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  • Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

    Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies
    A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. The execution of...
  • U.N. peacekeepers rescued after being surrounded by rebels in Syria

    U.N. peacekeepers rescued after being surrounded by rebels in Syria
    Syrian opposition rebels, including fighters from Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, clashed Saturday with U.N. peacekeepers after a tense two-day standoff near the disputed Golan Heights, according to officials and activists. One group of peacekeepers,...
  • Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria

    Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria
    Israel’s air force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered the nation's airspace over the Syrian border Sunday, Israeli military officials said. According to an army statement, the drone crossed the border near Quneitra and was destroyed...
  • U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria

    U.S. considers attacking Islamic State militants in Syria
    Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the United States, the Obama administration said Friday that it was weighing how to confront Islamic State militants in Syria, in what would be a major escalation of U.S....
  • Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria

    Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria
    An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was...
  • Family releases letter James Foley wrote in captivity

    Family releases letter James Foley wrote in captivity
    James Foley was held in a cell with 18 other captives, who supported one another and invented distractions like trivia, checkers and Risk to keep up their spirits, according to a letter released by his family Sunday. The letter was posted on the...
  • Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech

    Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech
    Reaction to President Obama’s vow to “destroy” the Islamic State militant group was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S....
  • U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

    U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State
    The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S....
  • Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower

    Syria rebels, once hopeful of U.S. weapons, lament lack of firepower
    As the Syrian government warplane flew overhead, Malik Abu Iskandaroon ran to a storage room and grabbed a Russian-made surface-to-air missile. Moments later, on the roof of the three-story villa, which serves as air force headquarters for the Harakat...
  • Arab League leader calls for confronting Islamic State

    Arab states must unite to confront the threat posed by the militants of the Islamic State, the secretary-general of the Arab League told member foreign ministers Sunday. Nabil Arabi’s comments in the Egyptian capital came as the Obama...
  • Slain journalist James Foley's hometown in New Hampshire grieves

    Slain journalist James Foley's hometown in New Hampshire grieves
    During a solemn service Wednesday morning at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary here, more than 100 people gathered to grieve for slain photojournalist James Foley as the family’s priest urged the community to pray not only for his family but “for...