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  • Why is tiny Belgium Europe's jihad-recruiting hub?

    The Belgian teenager was determined to join the jihadist fight in Syria — so much so that, after his nation's authorities rolled up an alleged militant cell Friday, he was speeding up his plans to depart for war. Belgian security services came for...
  • Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released

    Syrian rebels agree to truce; Italian hostages released
    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...
  • Islamic State executed nearly 2,000 people in six months: monitor

    The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them...
  • It can happen here -- and has

    The headlines all over on Sunday's front page gave hope that France, which has practiced just about every form of appeasement over its checkered history, glorious and inglorious, was coming fully awake to the danger that now threatened it -- and all the...
  • Syrian group Al Nusra Front claims responsibility for Lebanon bombing

    The Syrian Al Qaeda-linked rebel group Al Nusra Front claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a cafe in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday that left nine dead and more than three dozen injured, according to the National News Agency,...
  • Muslim leaders condemn French massacre, but some on street disagree

    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,...
  • Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State

    Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists that are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • Full force against the Islamic State

    Full force against the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists who are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...
  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • Syrian war damages nearly 300 cultural heritage sites, report says

    Syria has seen damage to hundreds of historically significant cultural heritage sites since the outbreak of war three years ago, according to a new report released this week by the United Nations. The study finds that 290 culturally important areas in the...