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  • Enlist Turkey in plan to remove Assad and defeat Islamic State: New Voices

    In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria. First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria. Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
  • Democratic senator to introduce bill for airstrikes in Syria

    A Democratic senator from Florida says he will introduce legislation giving President Obama congressional authority for airstrikes against militants in Syria. The announcement came after the apparent beheading of another U.S. journalist. The legislation...
  • Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious

    Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town

    Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town
    New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...
  • Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'

    Islamic State recruiting women to 'have kids and cook'
    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are...
  • U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels

    Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group. The Senate voted 78-22, in a...
  • Syrian raids kill eighteen Islamic State foreign jihadists

    Syrian raids kill eighteen Islamic State foreign jihadists
    Eighteen foreign fighters from the Islamic State, including an American jihadist, were killed in a Syrian air raid on a town near the militant group's main stronghold city of Raqqa in eastern Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Thursday....
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

    More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks
    The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad — cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of...
  • John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State

    John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...