| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: I read with frustration Doyle McManus' column on President Obama's strategic options for combating the threat from Islamic State. ("Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State: a coalition of frenemies," Op-Ed, Sept. 6)
Every week I read...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 9:12 AM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:46 AM
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The fight against Islamic State could at last win Syria's Kurds the Western help they have sought, but they must first clarify their relationship to President Bashar al-Assad and reassure Turkey that they won't cause trouble on its...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:07 AM
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids on Saturday that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The United States and its allies aim to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the militant group Islamic State, President Obama said Friday as he began to outline a U.S. strategy focused on gathering partners from Sunni Arab states and aiding...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:50 PM
President Obama outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East.
In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Fighting in Syria’s civil war reached Israel’s doorstep on Wednesday, with rebels seizing the Syrian side of a crossing into the Israeli-held portion of the Golan Heights and the Israeli army reporting that stray gunfire wounded one of its...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 4:33 PM
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,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:07 AM
U.S. intelligence officials have verified the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Obama said Wednesday as he declared the U.S. would “not be intimidated” by the Islamic State...