| Mar 17, 2015
| 8:39 PM
A Pentagon official confirmed the U.S. military lost contact with an unarmed Predator drone Tuesday while it was flying above northwestern Syria, but could not corroborate reports that the aircraft was shot down by President Bashar Assad’s air...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit....
| Mar 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The social media post features an odd incarnation of war booty: plundered sacks of dried lentils, humanitarian aid turned spoils of a punishing conflict.
"For the Syrian people from the United States of America," reads a label superimposed on a stylized...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:33 PM
Islamic State extremists said Friday that Jordanian warplanes operating as part of the U.S.-led coalition attacking militant targets had killed an American female hostage, an assertion greeted with deep skepticism in Washington and Amman.
In a statement...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:02 PM
A rebel shelling barrage targeting Damascus, Syria, early Thursday left at least five people dead and scores wounded, according to government and opposition accounts.
The attack was the second major rocket and mortar strike in recent weeks on the Syrian...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:34 PM
Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan.
The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:05 AM
As another reported deadline passed Thursday, Jordanian authorities said they were seeking proof that a captive air force pilot was alive before releasing a female militant as part of a proposed prisoner swap.
Islamic State extremists have threatened to...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:54 AM
One is an independent journalist who traveled to the Middle East apparently in pursuit of his next big story. The other is seemingly a man adrift, on a quest for a new life after becoming homeless in Japan.
The two Japanese men threatened with death...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Little by little, family by family, word began filtering out in this small town nestled against the craggy foothills north of Phoenix.
It began in 2013 as an iron-clad secret tightly held by the parents of an American aid volunteer in Syria: Their...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Men and women picked through the rubble of Kobani on Wednesday, taking stock of the cost of war after Kurdish fighters finally drove Islamic State militants out of the shattered Syrian city this week.
“The first step will be to generate...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:30 PM
The mother had her suspicions before her 16-year-old son fled from the southeastern French city of Nice to Syria.
Her son was Christian and popular and liked football and making wood sculptures. But she had seen him change, converting to Islam and...