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  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at...
  • How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East
    The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed...
  • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

    A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could...
  • Al-Qaida affiliate seizes major city in northern Syria

    ISTANBUL In a major setback for Syrian President Bashar Assad, al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria and forces from four other Islamist groups captured the city of Idlib on Saturday. Videos posted on the Internet showed fighters carrying the Nusra Front's black...
  • Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city

    Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city
    A rebel force led by Islamist factions overran a major northwestern Syrian city on Saturday, rebel sources said, in what would represent an important victory for the country's beleaguered armed opposition. The Army of Conquest, a coalition of Islamist...
  • A look at America's complicated collage of a Mideast policy

    The United States' engagement in the volatile and unpredictable Middle East got more complicated this week, as American and Iranian negotiators sought a historic nuclear agreement while the U.S. provided intelligence for a Saudi-led air campaign against...
  • Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'

    Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious propaganda." In an interview with CBS News, the Syrian leader also said that he...
  • Pentagon says it has selected first 400 Syrians to be trained to fight Islamic State group

    WASHINGTON U.S. military and intelligence agencies are doing background checks on the first 400 Syrians to be trained to combat Islamic State forces in their country, with a target date set as early as September for them to join the war, the Pentagon said...
  • Complex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policy

    U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in...
  • US general: No decision to shield US-trained rebels in Syria

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says he'd like his forces to protect the Syrian rebels the U.S. is training to fight the Islamic State group. But, Gen. Lloyd Austin told Congress Thursday, he's waiting for the White House to respond to his...