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  • Where have all the allies gone?

    The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won't continue to seek...
  • Assad's army stretched but still seen strong in Syria's war

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army declared a victory against insurgents last week when it pushed back their advance towards pro-government towns in the west of the country. But a month earlier the strategic area did not even appear at risk. The campaign...
  • House votes to arm, train moderate Syrian rebels

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants....
  • Larry Horist: President good on rhetoric — bad on credibility

    Some say President Obama gave the best speech of his career. It depends if you are judging on rhetoric, substance or credibility. I grade him a B for rhetoric, C-minus for substance and F-plus for credibility. The president's highest mark is for...
  • Senators assail Obama plans to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday tore apart the Obama administration's strategy to fight the Islamic State, expressing skepticism about the scope, duration and partners involved in what Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged would be a "multi-...
  • Air strikes not enough to destroy Islamic State: U.S. general

    WIESBADEN Germany (Reuters) - Air strikes alone will not be enough to destroy Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, and Baghdad will need training to rebuild ground forces capable of "going after them and rooting them out," the U.S. Army Chief of...
  • Top U.S. security threats: lone wolves, Syria fighters : officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans radicalized by online propaganda from Islamic State and other militant groups pose the main terrorist threat to the United States, which is especially vulnerable to foreign fighters returning from Syria, senior U.S....
  • Measles vaccination campaign halted in northern Syria after 15 children die

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Fifteen children died after being vaccinated against measles in northern Syria, resulting in the program being halted, aid workers said on Wednesday, a tragedy likely to damage trust in health services in opposition-held areas. An...
  • Enjoying the possibility of a Hillary Clinton run

    Pardon me for drifting away from my usual column topics and delving into American politics. I have to do it, for my mother was a feminist pioneer in Cuba. She was the first woman to have a radio program. She was an ardent proponent of the United Nations...
  • Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters. Syria has detailed three new...
  • John Kass: Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

    Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...