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  • Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria

    Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and made them retch, vomit and choke,...
  • GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

    Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that some...
  • Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party

    The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership. The probe, one of three currently...
  • UK police search for family that may have travelled to Syria

    British police are appealing for information on a family with four children who may have travelled to Syria. Thames Valley Police say Asif Malik, his partner, Sara Kiran, and four children aged between 12 months and 7 years old have not been seen in...
  • A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed

    The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The release of the 29-minute video...
  • GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

    GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
    Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. Paul, a first-term senator from Kentucky who favors a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, said that...
  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign. Since March 26, the Saudi-led coalition has been...
  • Syrian president blames Turkey for loss of northwestern city

    Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed Turkey in remarks published Friday for the fall last month of Syria's northwestern city of Idlib to Islamic fighters, saying Ankara provided "huge support" — logistic and military — that played the key role...
  • Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism

    The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen. Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah...
  • Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

    Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful clerics, and its regional rival's theocratic government, are increasingly presenting the...
  • Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria

    Richard Engel reveals new details on his 2012 kidnapping in Syria
    NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel has uncovered new details about his 2012 kidnapping in Syria. Engel and five other members of an NBC News team were captured by armed gunmen, bound and blindfolded and expected to be killed during their...