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  • Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria

    Israel's military says Patriot missile shot down drone from Syria
    Israel’s air force shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered the nation's airspace over the Syrian border Sunday, Israeli military officials said. According to an army statement, the drone crossed the border near Quneitra and was destroyed...
  • Some UN soldiers captured by Syrian militants escape

    JERUSALEM Forty United Nations soldiers who were surrounded and attacked by anti-government rebels on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights fled to safety under the cover of darkness early Sunday, the U.N. said, while another group of UN troops was still...
  • Germany says no plans to reengage with Assad due to IS threat

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has no diplomatic contacts with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and no plans to rekindle ties because of the threat posed by the militant group Islamic State (IS), a spokesman for the German foreign ministry...
  • Philippine peacekeepers rescued from militants on Golan: U.N.

    Philippine peacekeepers rescued from militants on Golan: U.N.
    Thirty-two Philippine U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamists who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, U.N. officials said, while militants reinforced their siege of another group...
  • American writer held by Syrian militants freed after nearly 2 years

    WASHINGTON Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate on Sunday unexpectedly freed an American writer from nearly two years of captivity after secret international negotiations for his release that were apparently led by Qatar. The Nusra Front may have freed Peter Theo...
  • Islamic extremists seize Syrian military base, then behead captured government soldiers

    ISTANBUL Islamic extremists captured a major government military airport in Raqqa, eastern Syria, on Sunday, completing their takeover of the entire province and dealing a humiliating blow to President Bashar Assad. The victory is further evidence that...
  • War-weary president at a crossroads

    WASHINGTON -- Faced with a renewed Islamic terrorist threat in the Middle East as Russia raises the stakes for war in Ukraine, President Obama finds himself still trying to hold the line on the use of U.S. military manpower. After Russia annexed Crimea,...
  • No resolution of Gulf Arab split after ministers meet

    JEDDAH (Reuters) - Gulf Arab foreign ministers met in Jeddah on Saturday but took no big step toward ending a diplomatic row that has undermined their ability collectively to influence Middle East events. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and...
  • Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

    Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White House on Friday...
  • Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

    Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies
    A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad's armed forces is causing alarm among some government loyalists who are worried about Islamic State's territorial gains and are turning their anger on the authorities in Damascus. The execution of...
  • Syria's Assad appoints a new cabinet

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been fighting rebels for the last three years and been isolated by much of the world, issued a decree to form a new government on Wednesday, keeping most key ministers in place. Assad was...