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  • Why isn't US tougher on Turkey's hesitance to fight Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON Last fall, when faced with questions about why NATO partner and regional ally Turkey wasn't pulling its weight in the fight against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that there was "no discrepancy" between U.S. and Turkish policy on the extremists and said Ankara would define its role on its own timetable.
  • Syrian troops and Hezbollah besiege border mountain resort

    Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria's air forces, activists and official media outlets reported. The capture of...

    Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

    At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-...

    Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo

    Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said. The fighting is part of...

    Syria's lost generation: Children are main breadwinners in many families

    Before Syria's disastrous war, nearly all the country's children went to school. Now, they are carrying guns, selling fuel, harvesting potatoes, baking bread and repairing shoes. Many of these children are their families’ sole or primary...