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  • 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...
  • Islamic State militant group: What is Daesh anyway?

    Islamic State militant group: What is Daesh anyway?
    It's an organization most everyone loathes — except, of course, for its fanatical supporters — but few seem quite sure what to call it. ISIL? ISIS? IS? Islamic State, the homicidal Al Qaeda breakaway faction that has declared a "caliphate"...
  • U.S. to accept Syrian refugees in greater numbers after slow start

    U.S. to accept Syrian refugees in greater numbers after slow start
    The U.S. government intends to dramatically accelerate efforts to resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war and is preparing for a "surge" of thousands in each of the next few years, State Department officials announced this week. They have some...
  • Islamic State has the U.S. right where it wants it

    To the editor: Any weakening of Islamic State that comes from U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will be vastly overshadowed by the strength and unity that arises from different people sharing a common perceived foe: the U.S. ("U.S. won Arab support...
  • U.S. launches new airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    U.S. launches new airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria
    American warplanes again attacked militants in Iraq and Syria, carrying out airstrikes on five Islamic State targets, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The air attacks, which were conducted Tuesday and early Wednesday, continued to pound the Sunni...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.
    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • Syrian government says it's retaken key city near Damascus

    The Syrian government said Thursday that its forces had taken back the strategic industrial city of Adra just northeast of Damascus, ending its almost yearlong occupation by rebels. The recapture of Adra, situated close to the main highway north from...
  • British police arrest Islamist preacher, 8 others in sweep

    British police arrest Islamist preacher, 8 others in sweep
    British police arrested nine men in a counterterrorism raid Thursday in London that authorities described as part of an “ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism” but said was not in response to an immediate threat. All of the...
  • Arab allies took lead role in airstrikes on oil refineries

    Arab allies took lead role in airstrikes on oil refineries
    Arab allies were responsible for the majority of airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group’s oil refineries on Wednesday, flying more warplanes and dropping more bombs than U.S. aircraft, a Pentagon official said. Arab nations'...
  • The U.S., always at war without declaring war

    To the editor: Here we go again. Call it Vietnam III or Korea IV, whichever you want. The world's policeman is going to go after the bad guys and we, the citizens of the United States, will have to pay the price of another misguided intervention. ("Use of...