| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:50 PM
From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani.
On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Shaky video posted to YouTube last week pans across foot-high bundles of $100 bills topped by two shining gold ingots. A man's voice calls for Islamic blessings and says the rich trove — "maybe even millions of dollars" — belongs to Usama...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A pair of bombs ripped through a school compound Wednesday in the government-controlled central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people, most of them children, and wounding scores of others, the state media reported.
The pro-opposition Syrian...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Opposition to U.S. airstrikes targeting Islamist militants in Syria appears to be growing among rebel groups and their backers in the country, threatening internal support for the Washington-led aerial offensive.
Since the strikes began last week,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 11:56 AM
The United States and Arab partners conducted eight airstrikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Sunday and Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said.
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:50 PM
U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction.
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Despite claims by activists that U.S. and allied Arab airstrikes killed up to two dozen civilians this week in Syria, a Pentagon official said the initial damage assessment did not confirm any civilian casualties.
Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in the videotaped beheadings of two American journalists, bureau Director James B. Comey told reporters Thursday.
The militant group sparked international outrage when...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:19 PM
BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said.
The explosion took place outside the village of Khraibeh in Lebanon's Bekaa...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Islamic State has released a Hollywood-style propaganda video seemingly meant to counter a U.S.-led military and diplomatic drive targeting the media-savvy extremist movement.
The slickly produced video, clocking in at 55 minutes, is the group’...