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  • As Kurds gain in Syria, Turkish govt ponders military action

    As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank...
  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart

    The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on...
  • US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

    The U.S. military's program to train and equip thousands of moderate Syrian rebels is faltering, with fewer than 100 volunteers, raising questions about whether the effort can produce enough capable fighters quickly enough to make a difference in the...
  • A short chronology of the Islamic State group

    April 18, 2010 — U.S. and Iraqi forces kill two top leaders of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the terror group's new leader. March 2011 — Syrian conflict erupts following an uprising against President Bashar Assad...
  • Putin urges all to fight IS group, backs Syria's Assad

    In a surprise meeting with Syria's foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his support Monday for Syrian President Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants. The war in Syria,...
  • Syrian media: Mortars fall on central Damascus for 2nd day

    Syria's official news agency says a mortar round has hit a central Damascus square, wounding three people in the second such attack in the Syrian capital in as many days. It is not uncommon for Damascus to be shelled, but Monday's attack targeted the...
  • Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday they had expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces. The Sunni extremists blasted...
  • Amid new IS offensive, scores die in Syrian town

    Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as reports mounted that at least 120 civilians, including women and children, have been killed by the extremist group since it...
  • IS affiliate hits Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 27 people

    A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing at least 27 people and wounding scores more in a bombing that targeted Shiite worshippers after...
  • Domestic legacy assured, Obama remains challenged abroad

    WASHINGTON While back-to-back Supreme Court rulings upholding the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage burnish President Barack Obama's legacy at home, his foreign policy record is unsettled and may not be fully established until years after he leaves...
  • Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

     Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town
    Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist...