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  • Saudi Arabia frets over Iranian front emerging from Yemen chaos

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The crowd packed into the soccer stadium in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, fell silent as three giant screens flickered to life with the image of the country's de-facto leader, Abdulmalik al-Houthi. In his half-hour speech, al-Houthi told...
  • After Kobani victory over Islamic State group, Syrian Kurds seek alliance with moderate rebels

    For Kurdish fighters, last month's victory over Islamic State militants in the town of Kobani in northern Syria was only the beginning. Their ambition is to build on an alliance with moderate rebels in Syria and become the chief force fighting the...
  • In spite of bombing campaign, Islamic State militants continue to draw foreign recruits

    The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria has failed to slow the pace of foreign fighters flocking to join the Islamic State and other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S....
  • Syrian government forces, Lebanese Hezbollah capture several villages south of Damascus

    Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters swept south of the capital Damascus on Wednesday, seizing strategic hills and villages from rebels and a local al-Qaida affiliate near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media and opposition...
  • Emirates returns to fight against Islamic State militants, launching airstrikes from Jordan

    United Arab Emirates fighter planes roared out of an air base in Jordan on Tuesday to pound Islamic State militant positions, marking a return to combat operations by one of the United States' closest Arab allies in the fight against the extremists....
  • AP Exclusive: US says foreign fighters flock to join Islamic State, other extremists in war

    Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an...
  • Obama ready to ask Congress to authorize fight against Islamic State

    The White House is set to ask lawmakers to approve legislation that would rule out the use of ground troops for extended combat operations against Islamic State militants, but place no geographic restrictions on the military campaign, lawmakers said...
  • UN panel: Name alleged perpetrators of war crimes in Syria

    U.N. investigators said Friday they are considering publishing their secret list of alleged war criminals in Syria to press for justice for the thousands of victims. In a strong indication that they will do just that, the investigators expressed hope...
  • Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria

    Pentagon identifies 1,200 rebels to help fight Islamic State in Syria
    Six months after President Obama announced plans to degrade and destroy the Islamic State militant group, the Pentagon has identified the first batch of Syrian opposition fighters for U.S. military training to take on the group in Syria. The long...
  • Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

    As the Islamic State group tries to expand and take root across the Middle East, it is struggling in Syria — part of its heartland — where it has stalled or even lost ground while fighting multiple enemies on several fronts. Signs of...
  • US Embassy: Turkey, US sign deal to train, arm Syrian rebels

    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...