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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    WikiLeaks says it's leaking Saudi diplomatic documents; files cover Iran, Egypt and Israel WikiLeaks is in the process of publishing more than 500,000 Saudi diplomatic documents to the Internet, the transparency website said Friday, a move that echoes...
  • Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports

     Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports
    Terrorist violence exploded around the world last year, driven by a surge in attacks by the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East and Boko Haram in West Africa, the State Department said in a report Friday. The number of terrorist attacks...
  • A new strategy in Iraq and Syria

    A new strategy in Iraq and Syria
    It's time for a new strategy in Iraq and Syria. It begins by admitting that the old borders are gone, that a unified Syria or Iraq will never be reconstituted, that the Sykes-Picot map is defunct. We may not want to enunciate that policy officially....
  • Activists: Insurgents advance in Syria's Aleppo

    Syrian rebels advanced into a second government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, activists said, a claim denied by state TV. The reported push into the Khaldiyeh neighborhood came a day after insurgents captured the eastern...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Pastor, 8 others, fatally shot at black church in Charleston, SC; police call it a hate crime A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people, including the...
  • Why the Iran nuclear deal is a hard sell

    Why the Iran nuclear deal is a hard sell
    With the June 30 deadline for a deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions looming ominously, the Obama administration is having a hard time persuading a skeptical public that these negotiations are going to tame the Tehran regime. On the two critical...
  • Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

    For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it to ferry foreign fighters to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa and sell oil on the black market. The loss of the town...
  • Al-Qaida leader's death renews debate: Do targeted killings make a difference?

    WASHINGTON The death in a U.S. drone attack of al-Qaida's Yemen-based second in command, coupled with the possible killing of a top extremist in Libya in a similar strike, has added fresh fuel to the debate among U.S. officials and terrorism experts about...
  • Kurdish fighters seize large parts of IS border stronghold

    U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters captured large sections of a strategic town on the Syria-Turkish border on Monday, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Islamic State group, which lost a key supply line for their nearby self-proclaimed capital. The seizure...
  • UN envoy in Syria with message to start talks, stop bombing

    The United Nations' special envoy for Syria has started a visit to Damascus with several messages for President Bashar Assad's government — the use of barrel bombs is unacceptable and a Syrian-led settlement is urgently needed to end the war. U.N....
  • In war-shattered Aleppo, some of Syria's toughest civilians stay put

     In war-shattered Aleppo, some of Syria's toughest civilians stay put
    A series of checkpoints and barriers cobbled together from tumbleweeds, discarded furniture and assorted urban detritus mark the path to one of the world's most storied sites: Aleppo's ancient covered market, the heart of the Old City. Much of the...