| 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 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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:09 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:54 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 1:53 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:31 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 1:08 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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’...