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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...
  • Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle

    Ancient Christian town in Lebanon perched at edge of deadly struggle
    From the summit of a hill named after St. Thomas the Apostle, Aqel Nasrallah peered into an impenetrable fog, scanning for potential infiltrators in the cottony horizon melding into the Syrian border. "Our great fear is that they will sneak in at...
  • Syrian war damages nearly 300 cultural heritage sites, report says

    Syria has seen damage to hundreds of historically significant cultural heritage sites since the outbreak of war three years ago, according to a new report released this week by the United Nations. The study finds that 290 culturally important areas in the...
  • Islamic State executed nearly 2,000 people in six months: monitor

    The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them...
  • Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

    Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia
    The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said. The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been “ongoing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...