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  • Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

    Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers
    HARTFORD -- The so-called Islamic State, a brutal militia that has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria and committed widespread atrocities, is "abhorrent to almost all followers of Islam," an Islamic scholar told a gathering at the Hartford...
  • In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive

     In Turkey, lavish new presidential palace proves divisive
    From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
  • Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads

    Syrian rebels defending hold on strategic southern crossroads
    Syrian government forces and rebels were waging a fierce battle Saturday for control of a strategic crossroads in a southern Syrian town, according to opposition activists and official accounts. Fighters affiliated with the Southern Front, a West-backed...
  • Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe

    Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe
    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe. Putin blamed European...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • U.S. downplays gains by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters have overrun key northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and were menacing a major border crossing, dealing a heavy blow to American hopes that moderate Syrian factions would provide significant aid in the battle against...
  • No talks set for Obama, Putin in Asia but informal discussions likely: official

    No talks set for Obama, Putin in Asia but informal discussions likely: official
    U.S. President Barack Obama has no plans for formal face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Asia-Pacific or G20 summits next week but they are expected to have an informal conversation on the sidelines, a senior U.S. official said on...
  • Making enemies, one war at a time

    Making enemies, one war at a time
    "War," it's been said, "is God's way of teaching Americans geography." Maybe we do learn how to locate the countries we invade or bomb on a map. But recent experience indicates how much we don't know about those societies, and how slow we are at...
  • U.S. airstrikes target militants in Syria plotting against West

    An overnight U.S. aerial assault in northern Syria struck Al Qaeda-linked extremists who were plotting to attack the West, the U.S. military said Thursday. Targeted was an Al Qaeda faction that U.S. authorities call the Khorasan Group, composed of...
  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • Syria's Assad would consider U.N. cease-fire proposal for Aleppo

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that his government would consider a United Nations-backed proposal for a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, state media reported. The Syrian government views the U.N. idea as “worth...