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  • 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...
  • Trudy Rubin: US strategy against ISIS inflames sectarian divide

    Ever since key Iraqi and Syrian cities fell to ISIS last month, the administration has been scrambling to adjust its tactics. Rather than revamp a failed strategy, U.S. officials now appear ready to rely (at least tacitly) on Iran to help roll back the...
  • Lebanon Druze leader tries to calm fears in Syrian community

    Lebanon's political leader of the Druze community tried on Friday to calm members of neighboring Syria's minority sect after a deadly al-Qaida raid there killed as many as 20 Druze villagers. Walid Jumblatt said the attack earlier this week on Qalb...
  • Damascus suburb hit by poison gas remains cut off, besieged

    ISTANBUL Early last month, after dialysis supplies had run out in Douma, a rebel-held town just outside Damascus, a small humanitarian aid convoy arrived with a new aid shipment for the patients with severe kidney disease. It was a minor triumph for...
  • Ethnic cleansing charged as Kurds move on Islamic State town in Syria

    AKCAKALE, Turkey After receiving a crush of 13,000 Syrian refugees in less than a week, Turkey on Saturday closed a key border crossing to Syria and complained that a combined U.S.-Kurdish offensive against the Islamic State group was driving Arabs and...
  • Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee

     Syrian Kurds nearing Islamic State border stronghold, thousands flee
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Syrian Kurds nearing IS border stronghold, thousands flee

    Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking Turkey with the extremist group's stronghold of Raqqa....
  • Iran is not at fault for stalled nuclear talks — Israel is

    Iran is not at fault for stalled nuclear talks — Israel is
    Unfortunately, the skilled Iranian negotiators have already won the game against a concession-minded P5-1 array of nations headed by the United States ("Iran's dangerous game," June 5). With funds now flowing into Iran and even more lucrative trade...
  • Syria's al-Qaida branch kills 20 minority Druze villagers

    Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria killed at least 20 Druze villagers in the country's north and Western-backed rebels entered a predominantly Druze enclave in the south, activists said Thursday, in incidents that could pull the minority sect into the...
  • Teen pleads guilty to helping friend join Islamic State

    A 17-year-old who otherwise would have been graduating with honors from high school this week instead pleaded guilty Thursday to terrorism charges for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State. Ali Shukri Amin of Manassas pleaded...
  • History of the Islamic State group 1 year after Mosul seized

    Iraq on Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the Islamic State group taking control of Mosul, its second-largest city, amid a lightning offensive that saw the militants seize a third of the country. Here's a look at the group's birth, its...