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  • Minds focused by IS, Saudis and Iranians think about making up

    DUBAI (Reuters) - For decades the opposing poles of Middle East power politics, Saudi Arabia and Iran may be driven to set aside at least some of their differences by the rise of a mutual enemy: Islamic State. The Sunni militant group is as hateful to...
  • Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State

    Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom had been paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State but he declined to be drawn on whether their release freed Turkey's hand to take a more active stance against...
  • Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon

    Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon
    BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said. The explosion took place outside the village of Khraibeh in Lebanon's Bekaa...
  • Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters

    Islamic State issues 55-minute video exalting its fighters
    Islamic StateĀ  has released a Hollywood-style propaganda video seemingly meant to counter a U.S.-led military and diplomatic drive targeting the media-savvy extremist movement. The slickly produced video, clocking in at 55 minutes, is the group’...
  • France blasts EU over passivity in Syrian civil war

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - France sharply criticized the European Union on Wednesday, saying its passivity in Syria's three-year-old civil war had helped encouraged chaos and allowed the conflict to radicalize. "Like many others France has called for...
  • France: Opposition is sole representative of Syrian people

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's Western-recognized opposition is the sole representative of the Syrian people, not the Damascus government that has been complicit in years of violence, French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday. "France...
  • After border town attack, Syrians' welcome in Lebanon wears even thinner

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - When Syrian Islamist rebels seized the Lebanese border town of Arsal last month, it was bad news not only for Lebanon but also for the more than 1 million Syrians living there, most of them refugees from the war raging next door....
  • Martin Schram: Arab powers join battle for hearts and minds of Muslims

    Obama's Arab coalition may succeed in the one battle America cannot win. It is, to be sure, a dickens of time in the Middle East. But much to our surprise, historians may someday look back and say this week marked the start of a long, slow reversal in...
  • Russia questions legitimacy of U.S. strikes against Islamic State

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday the legitimacy of U.S. air strikes against Islamic State are in doubt because of the lack of approval from its ally Syria, where some of the strikes are being carried out, and the United...
  • Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.

    Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.
    With the dramatic aerial bombardment of militant positions in Syria on Tuesday, the Obama administration has expanded its offensive against Islamic State extremists to new but treacherous terrain. The U.S.-led air assault across a wide swath of northern...
  • Why America is at war

    "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered...