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Syrian Civil War

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers

    U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers
    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable...
  • In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group...
  • Mission accomplished [Editorial]

    Mission accomplished  [Editorial]
    The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these cruel...
  • Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with...
  • Obama says U.S. will be 'relentless' in pursuing Islamic State

    Obama says U.S. will be 'relentless' in pursuing Islamic State
    A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back “this cancer” and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention...
  • Militants blame U.S. for their apparent beheading of U.S. journalist

    A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the reporter disappeared in Syria. The video, which was posted on YouTube and later taken down, shows a...
  • 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...
  • Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'

    The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son’s executioners to release the other...
  • Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all

    Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all
    Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the very country the president so...