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  • In Syrian province, Islamist militant group flexing its muscle

    When the women's militia of an Al Qaeda splinter group recently raided a high school in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah, it found a range of violations of its strict interpretation of Islam. Ten young women were deemed guilty of donning a face veil...
  • Nigerian attackers target barracks holding rebel prisoners

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Explosions and fighting broke out early Friday in the troubled northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, as dozens of insurgents attacked a military barracks holding rebel detainees, according to government officials. It was...
  • Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings

    Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apart Friday that killed at least 19 people, wounded dozens and underscored the vulnerability of the Pakistani government's attempt...
  • Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels

    Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels
    ARSAL, Lebanon — The battle is not going well for rebels dug in across the nearby brown hills in Syria, where pro-government forces were closing in Saturday on the opposition stronghold of Yabroud. Syrian insurgents and their many supporters on...
  • California student held on terrorism charge linked to L.A. subway

    California student held on terrorism charge linked to L.A. subway
    A 20-year-old student at a California community college, who authorities said had discussed an attack on the Los Angeles subway, has been arrested on a federal terrorism charge while trying to enter Canada for an eventual trip to the Mideast, where he...
  • Lodi man arrested in terrorism case

    Lodi man arrested in terrorism case
    He was a 20-year-old community college student, a single father to an infant daughter and a failed National Guardsman living in a trailer park outside Lodi, Calif. Online, Nicholas Teausant took on a different persona, authorities allege. On Instagram,...
  • California man arrested in terrorism case warned: 'Don't go to L.A.'

    California man arrested in terrorism case warned: 'Don't go to L.A.'
    A 20-year-old community college student who lived in a mobile home park near Lodi was arrested Sunday night near the Canadian border after he allegedly told a paid FBI informant he wanted to fight on the side of Al Qaeda in Syria. Nicholas Teausant, a...
  • National Guard says California terrorism suspect was failed enlistee

    National Guard says California terrorism suspect was failed enlistee
    A 20-year-old California community college student accused of wanting to fight for Al Qaeda in Syria had not only failed basic aptitude tests at the Army National Guard, but was pending full discharge at the time of his arrest, officials said Tuesday....
  • Iranians celebrate ancient Festival of Fire

    TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire. The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, the  new year...
  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
  • Review: In 'Dancing in Jaffa,' steps toward understanding

    Review: In 'Dancing in Jaffa,' steps toward understanding
    Grass roots Middle East diplomacy takes the unlikely form of rumba lessons in "Dancing in Jaffa," a documentary that doesn't force-feed its message of hope but genuinely earns it. Director Hilla Medalia follows Palestine-born, U.S.-based dance...