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  • U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

    The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S....
  • More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist beheaded

    More troops ordered to Iraq as 2nd U.S. journalist beheaded
    President Obama on Tuesday ordered 350 additional troops be sent to Iraq, as the apparent beheading of a second American journalist raised pressure on the U.S. to take decisive action against the militant group Islamic State and protect Americans...
  • Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech

    Reaction to President Obama’s vow to “destroy” the Islamic State militant group was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S....
  • Obama vows to hunt Islamic State militants 'wherever they exist'

    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...
  • Obama outlines strategy to 'ultimately destroy' Islamic State

    Obama outlines strategy to 'ultimately destroy' Islamic State
    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...
  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    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...
  • UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks

    UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks
    The global chemical-weapons watchdog found evidence that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria, where witnesses described poison barrel bombs crashing into their villages from the sky, the agency said on...
  • Watchdog says has evidence of chlorine attacks in Syria

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have found "compelling evidence" that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria this year, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The...
  • Syria's Nusra Front appeals to Lebanese Sunnis, threatens army

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, told Lebanon's Sunni Muslims they must support its cause or "pay the price" and said the coming period would be decisive for anyone who stood with the Lebanese army. The statements were...
  • In Syria, Obama must win trust to beat Islamic State

    BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Before the United States can beat Islamic State in Syria, it will have to win the confidence of mainstream Sunni rebels who blame Washington for leaving them outgunned by the Islamists and further than ever from toppling President...
  • U.N. cites concerns over possible gaps in Syria's declared chemical arms

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday that discrepancies and questions still surround Syria's chemical weapons declaration as the United States expressed concern that any omitted toxins could fall into the hands of the Islamic...