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Syrian Civil War

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  • A French mother's grief: 16-year-old flees to Syria

    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...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Japanese hostages took different routes to Syrian war zone

    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...
  • Islamic State issues photos of toddlers in gun training

    In the wake of a video purporting to show a child executing two prisoners, Islamic State militants released images Thursday of toddlers practicing their skill with toy guns. "Lions cubs ... raised in the land of the Caliphate," the caption reads for the...
  • Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

    Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released
    Syrian rebels have been forced to agree to a 10-day cease-fire in a neighborhood within the central city of Homs that has become their last bastion there after two years of siege. The rebels accepted the truce with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad...
  • Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts

    Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts
    The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals. The invasion of...
  • Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

    Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm
    When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with...
  • Muslim leaders condemn French massacre, but some on street disagree

    A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims. Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
  • Reported arrest in Lebanon of Islamic State leader's wife unconfirmed

    Uncertainty surrounded reports Tuesday that Lebanese authorities had detained a wife of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, head of the militant group Islamic State.  Various news outlets cited security sources as saying that a woman identified as one of Baghdadi’...
  • Syria's Assad downplays U.S. strikes on Islamic State

    Syria's Assad downplays U.S. strikes on Islamic State
    The U.S.-led coalition’s more than 2-month-old air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria has not significantly altered the shape of the battlefield, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in interview excerpts published Wednesday. “...
  • Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits

    Hold Iran accountable for nuclear pursuits
    As an unrepentant sponsor of terrorism that abhors Western values, Iran just successfully circumvented another deadline surrounding its negotiations with the P5+1 world powers in Vienna. With another diplomatic deadline calendared, it is imperative...