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  • Aleppo, Syria, could soon be under siege by government troops

    Aleppo, Syria, could soon be under siege by government troops
    Syrian troops are on the brink of surrounding the rebel-held portion of Aleppo, a major setback for the opposition, which has increasingly found itself on the defensive and losing territory in the war. The outgunned antigovernment fighters are...
  • Media websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

    The websites of several British media organizations were hacked on Thursday in a suspected coordinated attack by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Among those hit were the...
  • Islamic State, rival Al Nusra Front each strengthen grip on Syria

    Islamic State, rival Al Nusra Front each strengthen grip on Syria
    A group with ties to Al Qaeda has gained significant ground across Syria in recent weeks, creating the possibility that the war-ravaged nation will be divided among two opposing militant Islamic groups and the government of President Bashar Assad —...
  • Pope Francis, in Turkey, appeals for dialogue to counter extremists

    Pope Francis arrived in the Turkish capital Friday at the start of a three-day trip widely seen as an effort to build inter-religious dialogue with Muslims and focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities in the war-ravaged Middle...
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.: U.S. can't ignore goal to get rid of Syria's Assad

    Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.: U.S. can't ignore goal to get rid of Syria's Assad
    President Obama made the right decision to review the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State. Two months ago, he laid out a comprehensive strategy for degrading and ultimately defeating the brutal terrorist organization. His administration has...
  • 'E-Team' delves into Human Rights Watch investigators' work

    'E-Team' delves into Human Rights Watch investigators' work
    "E-Team" has a ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy as it takes the viewer on an intense ride-along with Human Rights Watch investigators. The immersive documentary, co-directed by Oscar winner Ross Kauffman ("Born into Brothels") and Emmy nominee Katy...
  • Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow

    Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow
    Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a...
  • Is America speeding headlong into new Middle East morass?

    "I don't oppose all wars," said Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, in 2002. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war." Few would describe Obama's use of military force against the Islamic State as rash, given...
  • Send a message to D.C. on Election Day

    Send a message to D.C. on Election Day
    For those of you inclined to send a message to Washington on Election Day, herewith a list of grievances that should get you plenty revved up: Spending: A federal debt approaching $18 trillion. Interest on the debt cost taxpayers $221 billion last...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official

    Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Kobani, Syria: Kurdish official
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents....
  • Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria

    Iraqi peshmerga poised to join battle against Islamic State in Syria
    Iraqi peshmerga fighters arrived in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday en route for the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been under...