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Syrian Civil War

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  • White House grapples with limits of air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish. "Airstrikes alone...
  • U.S. and allies carry out more airstrikes near Kobani, Syria

    U.S. and Arab allies again pounded Islamic State strongholds near Kobani, a Syrian border city on the brink of falling to the militants. Warplanes from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates carried out six strikes Tuesday and early Wednesday near the...
  • Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington

    Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington
    Vice President Joe Biden has had to apologize, twice, to two key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. It wasn't because he lobbed false accusations at them. It was because he accidentally told some inconvenient truths. Speaking at the...
  • Hezbollah says border attack was message to Israel

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - An attack by Hezbollah on Lebanon's border with Israel which wounded two Israeli soldiers was a message that the group remained ready to confront its old foe despite its engagement in Syria's civil war, the group's deputy leader said....
  • France says $3 billion Lebanon arms deal to go ahead

    PARIS (Reuters) - France will soon provide weapons and military equipment to the Lebanese army as part of a $3 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on...
  • Answering the question: War, what is it good for?

    To the editor: Gregory Daddis speaks for many of us. There has to be a peaceful way out of this morass before we become as intransigent as the Israelis and Palestinians. It might already be too late. ("Why war? It's a question Americans should be asking,"...
  • U.S., Arab allies step up airstrikes around Syria border city

    The U.S. and its Arab partners stepped up airstrikes around Kobani, a northern Syrian border city that Turkey's president said Tuesday was about to fall to Islamic State militants. Warplanes belonging to the U.S., Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates...
  • Syrian resettlement to US limited by security issues, process

    WASHINGTON When news broke that a gunman was on the loose in the Navy Yard area last year, fear swept though the D.C. area. But when Ahmad Beetar, a Syrian immigrant, was asked to stay home, he refused. "If there was just one sniper in my neighborhood...
  • Lebanese army to get first Saudi-financed weapons soon: former PM

    PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's army will soon receive military equipment as part of a $1 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight Islamist militants encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday. Hariri,...
  • Turkey's Syria policy complicates role in U.S.-led coalition

    From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani. On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force...
  • Hezbollah loses 10 fighters in Sunday clashes with Nusra: source

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Ten fighters from Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah group were killed in clashes with fighters from al-Qaeda's Syrian wing in eastern Lebanon on Sunday, a source close to the group said on Monday. Hundreds of fighters from the Nusra Front...