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  • US, Turkey agree to train Syrian rebels, but not whom they'll fight

    ANKARA, Turkey The United States and Turkey have agreed tentatively to start joint training of Syrian rebel fighters in March but have put off the question of defining the enemy the government of President Bashar Assad or Islamist extremists, the...
  • Iran is a dangerous 'ally' in Syria and Iraq

    At the dawn of 2015, the U.S. has yet to articulate a comprehensive foreign-policy strategy to counter the influence and territorial gains of Islamic State, the terrorist group that emerged last year — and poses a dangerous and vexing threat to...
  • Lebanon limits entry of Syrians fleeing civil war amid concern over rising numbers of refugees

    Lebanon turned back Syrians trying to cross the border Monday under strict new visa regulations, saying it simply cannot handle any more people displaced by the ongoing civil war. The policy, requiring Syrians to obtain visas that sharply limit the...
  • Islamic State fan claims Salisbury TV station Twitter account hack

    Islamic State fan claims Salisbury TV station Twitter account hack
    A Salisbury television station appeared to be the latest victim of the online skirmishing in the Syrian conflict Tuesday after a hacker sympathetic to the terror group the Islamic State hijacked its Twitter feed and website. "INFIDELS, NEW YEAR WILL...
  • Saudi king's health scare throws crown prince into spotlight

    Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz is no stranger to confronting a crisis. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, he became pivotal in the hunt for al-Qaida militants in the kingdom, said Robert Jordan, who served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi...
  • Trudy Rubin: Is this the end of Christian communities in Iraq?

    On Christmas Day in 2008, I attended early-morning Mass at the Al Qaleb Al Aqdas (Sacred Heart) Church, in the Karrada district of Baghdad. Although Christians had already become targets in Iraq's civil war and thousands had fled, the Chaldean Catholic...
  • Rachel Marsden: Cheap oil could be a Trojan horse for America

    "Subversion introduced from the outside." That's part of Encyclopedia Britannica's definition for a Trojan horse, the hollow structure that allowed Greek soldiers to penetrate the city of Troy and win the Trojan War. What if the drop in oil prices...
  • Trudy Rubin: Global glimmers of hope

    2014 was such a grim year for foreign policy that I'd like to write a column predicting things will get better next year. In truth, there's scant reason to hope that the Islamic State will soon be destroyed, Vladimir Putin will see the light, or Kim Jong...
  • Light and heavy forecasts for this new year

    I offer my predictions for the new year. Some are serious, some are whimsical, most are heartfelt. They are not listed in order of importance. •With the help of U.S.-led coalition attacks on Islamic State, the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad will...
  • Syrian rebels say US ignored early plan to stop Islamic State

    ISTANBUL Two months before Mosul and other cities in northern Iraq fell to the Islamic State last June, representatives of a Syrian rebel group called on the new U.S. special envoy for Syria with an outline of a plan to stop the extremists. The group...
  • Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State

    Marco Rubio: Focus debate in Congress on defeating the Islamic State
    It is clear that our efforts to defeat the Islamic State have been inadequate. Half-measures will not work against a growing threat from radical Islamists that are uniting fractured terrorist groups around the world under one banner. Over the past six...