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  • American hostage Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her

    American hostage Kayla Mueller's boyfriend describes effort to free her
    Kayla Mueller was in a detention cell in Syria, face to face with her boyfriend who was posing as her husband. Had she told her captors she was married to Omar Alkhani, she might have been freed from the hands of Islamic State militants, he said. Instead,...
  • 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...
  • Satisfying hawks and doves: Obama's ambivalent war logic

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's request to Congress for authority to use military force against the Islamic State explains his view of why to fight this war. But it doesn't really tell us how. Obama has asked to be liberated and constrained at...
  • Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb

    Turkey launches raid into Syria to rescue troops, move Ottoman tomb
    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Syrian activists: Blast kills 4 in Assad's ancestral village

    A Syrian activist group says an explosion in the ancestral village of Syrian President Bashar Assad has killed at least four people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosion took place Saturday in a hospital parking lot in...
  • Crowded field seeks GOP nomination for 2016

    Never in memory have so many presidential hopefuls plunged this early before an election year into the money chase to put themselves on the path to the White House. And for whatever reason, all of them are Republicans. The latest to announce an...
  • A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria

    In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014,...
  • 8 Lebanese soldiers killed in clash with Islamists near Syria

    8 Lebanese soldiers killed in clash with Islamists near Syria
    The bodies of three more Lebanese soldiers were discovered Saturday in a battlefield near the Syrian border, bringing to eight the number killed in the latest clashes with Syrian Islamist rebels, authorities said. The intense gun battles have again...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • Iran's Emerging Empire Threatens Our Arab Allies

    While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the...