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  • Syrian insurgents attack government-held town near Israel

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Fighters from Al Qaeda's Nusra Front and other insurgents attacked and briefly entered Baath City in southern Syria on Thursday, the army's last major bastion in a province flanking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The battle is part...
  • Second Frenchman identified on IS beheading video: prosecutor

    PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities have identified a second French militant who appears on a beheading video released by Islamic State (IS) at the weekend, a state prosecutor said on Wednesday. Officials said on Monday that one of the men shown herding...
  • Egypt says it detains Nusra fighter returning from Syria

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's interior ministry said on Wednesday it had arrested an Egyptian militant who had returned from fighting in Syria with a group linked to the al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front in order to train Egyptians in bombmaking. A statement...
  • James Traub: Bashar Assad and the devil's bargain

    James Traub: Bashar Assad and the devil's bargain
    The Obama administration has at least a hypothetical way forward in Iraq, but not in Syria, which it is currently treating as the rear sanctuary for Islamic State forces besieging Iraq. By the time its long-term plan to train insurgents to fight both IS...
  • Gunmen driven out, but bullet-scarred Lebanese city still boils

    TRIPOLI Lebanon (Reuters) - So many bullet holes cover the apartment blocks and shops in the Bab al-Tabbeneh district of northern Lebanon's main city Tripoli that you can hardly tell which conflict they are from any more. "The area is dying," Sheikh Omar...
  • Congress must exercise its war powers

     Congress must exercise its war powers
    Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against Islamic State. It's a constitutional imperative....
  • Cheaper oil's winners and losers

    The recent drop in world oil prices — from more than $100 a barrel in June to about $80 a barrel now — will benefit the global economy, American consumers and a beleaguered U.S. foreign policy. And there are reasons to think oil could remain...
  • Moderate Syrian rebels say US airstrikes helped extremists seize province

    REYHANLI, Turkey Two rounds of U.S. airstrikes in northwest Syria since September have destroyed bases and weapons depots linked to the al-Qaida-backed Nusra Front, but the more serious damage may have been to the fragile political balance, helping to tip...
  • Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul

    Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul
    Radical Turkish nationalists roughed up three U.S. Navy servicemen in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankees go home!” and pulling bags down over the sailors' heads. Video of the incident shows a small group of men carrying a flag...
  • Iran's vested interest in nuclear talks

     Iran's vested interest in nuclear talks
    As the nuclear talks between Iran and the great powers unfold, there is much concern that a hawkish Republican Senate would derail the negotiations. But no matter what the new Senate does, the Islamic Republic is unlikely to walk away from the negotiating...
  • Syria's Assad would consider U.N. cease-fire proposal for Aleppo

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that his government would consider a United Nations-backed proposal for a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, state media reported. The Syrian government views the U.N. idea as “worth...