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  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • 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...
  • Reported arrest in Lebanon of Islamic State leader's wife unconfirmed

    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...
  • 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"...
  • CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq

    CIA intelligence gap hinders counter-terrorism efforts in Syria, Iraq
    In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-...
  • Syrian rebels, increasingly desperate, turn to tunnel warfare

    Syrian rebels, increasingly desperate, turn to tunnel warfare
    For three days, Syrian rebels dug through a wall of a library that housed a trove of historical religious texts, and underneath an adjacent road. When they were done with the 50-foot-long tunnel, they waited at one end of it for a tank to drive by,...
  • Al Qaeda affiliate besieges two Syrian towns

    Al Qaeda affiliate besieges two Syrian towns
    Islamist rebels were trying to wrest control Sunday of a pair of besieged pro-government towns in northern Syria, according to opposition and loyalist accounts. Fighters from Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, launched Grad missiles and mortar...
  • Islamic State seen as interloper by larger militant groups

    Since declaring a caliphate, Islamic State has garnered support from more than a dozen Islamist militant groups in the Middle East and Asia, but the dearth of endorsements by many of the largest and most recognizable groups serves to underscore the limits...
  • Activist videos from Syrian war get their own film festival

    Over the last 3 1/2 years, the Syrian civil war has produced terabytes of battlefield videos, made by auteur activists who have flooded social networking sites such as YouTube, Instagram and LiveLeak. It's often a dangerous task, taking video during...