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  • Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid as thousands more displaced

    International donors at a conference in Kuwait pledged $3.8 billion Tuesday to help Syrians affected by the civil war, as U.N. officials warned of a fresh wave of mass displacement after Islamic groups took over a major city in northwestern Syria. The...
  • US hits Syrian bank official, 3 companies with sanctions

    The U.S. is imposing new sanctions on Syria's government aimed at blunting its weapons programs and pushing it into negotiations with rebels. The Treasury Department's action targets Batoul Rida, a Syrian central bank official, and three "front...
  • Capitol Police warn senator about Islamic State threats

    A Virginia state senator says the state's Capitol Police have alerted him to a threat against him by the Islamic State. Sen. Richard H. Black said police told him he was featured in a magazine published by the Islamic State that lists Black and others as...
  • A history of the Islamic State group as Iraq retakes Tikrit

    The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, found itself driven out of the city of Tikrit on Wednesday by an allied Iraqi force backed by U.S.-led airstrikes. The monthlong offensive to...
  • Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area...
  • State Department denies journalist Tice has been seen in custody in Syria

    WASHINGTON State Department officials on Monday denied a French news report that a missing American journalist has been seen in captivity in Syria and that the Syrian government has acknowledged holding him. The official, speaking only on the condition...
  • Donors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid, far short of what's needed

    International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding civil war at a donors' conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, less than half of what the U.N. requested for this year to cope with the growing humanitarian crisis. More...
  • Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year. In an interview with CBS News aired Sunday night, Assad said IS has been gaining...
  • Saudi Arabia, Egypt show discord over Syria

    Egypt and Saudi Arabia are cooperating militarily to thwart a power grab in Yemen by Shiite rebels, but the agreement on how to deal with the region's complex and intertwined conflicts may stop there. The two countries' diverging interests were evident at...
  • How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East
    The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
  • Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

    Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed...