| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:31 AM
U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey....
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists.
"I thought that if they...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:58 PM
The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani on Sunday in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels.
The U.S. Central Command...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault.
U.S. Secretary of State...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:30 PM
As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Is America responsible for the chaos engulfing the Middle East? It is a question not far from many a Washington discussion of current events. With the Islamic State's fanatics erasing the region's colonial borders, for some the answer is evident: The U.S....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The Syrian government said Thursday that its forces had taken back the strategic industrial city of Adra just northeast of Damascus, ending its almost yearlong occupation by rebels.
The recapture of Adra, situated close to the main highway north from...
| Oct 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw.
No one can...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:10 PM
American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.
The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is displaying a series of graphic images that it believes were taken by a Syrian military photographer assigned to take pictures of the corpses of those who died at the hands of the Syrian government. ...