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  • Syria investigating circumstances of US aircraft crash

    A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft by Syrian air defenses along the country's Mediterranean coast. A U.S. official said Tuesday that a U.S. Predator drone...
  • Activists accuse Syrian military of deadly poison gas attack

    Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebel-held town that killed at least six people and left dozens, including children, choking and gasping for breath. The...
  • Analysis: An Iran deal could have broader implications

    As world powers edge toward a possible nuclear deal with Iran, the debate has been dominated by the question of whether it leaves an opening for Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. But an accord could have another profound impact: Is this the beginning of...
  • Turkish reports claim smuggler for Islamic State worked for Canada

    ANKARA, Turkey A Syrian former army lieutenant who defected from the military three years ago has become the central figure in a tale of intrigue that ended last month in the flight to the Islamic State of three British schoolgirls. Everyone agrees...
  • Syria claims it shot down drone US says it lost

    ANKARA, Turkey In the first such incident since the U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against Islamic State extremists last September in Syria, the Syrian government said Tuesday that its air defense system had shot down a U.S. surveillance drone near...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Israel's Netanyahu emerges from vote with slight edge, but struggle to build coalition awaits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to have fended off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary elections...
  • Syria's Assad dismissive of Kerry remark on negotiations

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that only Syrians can decide his future — apparently dismissing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's remark that Washington would be willing to talk with Assad to help broker a political resolution to the...
  • Kurds probe two other possible Islamic State chemical weapons attacks

    Kurds probe two other possible Islamic State chemical weapons attacks
    Kurdish forces in Iraq are investigating two other possible chemical weapons attacks by the Islamic State group, a top official said Monday, as authorities put an Iraqi offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown on hold. The two purported chemical...
  • Quotations in the News

    "We have to negotiate in the end. What we're pushing for is to get him to come and do that, and it may require that there be increased pressure on him of various kinds." — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, expressing willingness to talk with...
  • Kerry would be willing to talk with Syria's Assad

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he would be willing to talk with Syrian President Bashar Assad to help broker a political resolution to the country's civil war. Kerry said in an interview with CBS News that the U.S. is pushing for Assad to...
  • US unclear on impact of bombing on al-Qaida group in Syria

    The U.S. military has hit as many as 17 separate targets connected to a shadowy al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan group, U.S. officials say, as part of a little-discussed air campaign aimed at disrupting the group's capacity to plot attacks...