08/20/14 01:01 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is a stronghold of the Islamic State group, activists said....
By Ed Sykes | 08/20/14 11:57 AM
Islamist militants fighting for control in Iraq and Syria say they killed an American journalist missing since 2012.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/19/14 06:47 PM
The video claims to show the execution of James Foley, an American photojournalist who went missing while covering Syria's civil war.
By Noemie Emery | 08/19/14 05:29 PM
The situation in the Middle East sets the stage for a brawl in the Democratic Party, in which the spirit of "Fahrenheit 911" could revive very quickly.
08/19/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed groups in Syria and could easily be diverted to extremist...
08/19/14 09:15 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian opposition group says Lebanese Hezbollah fighters have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that the man known as Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi was killed by a bomb planted in his car in the rugged Qalamoun region...
08/19/14 08:45 AM
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons program says the most crucial part of its operation has been completed. The Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons said Tuesday that an operation carried out aboard U.S. vessel...
08/19/14 05:02 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days....
08/18/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement against the spread of dangerous weapons of mass destruction, but warned that Syria's government now must follow through on pledges to destroy its...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/18/14 06:28 PM
President Obama announced Monday that U.S. forces have completed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile weeks ahead of schedule.
08/18/14 06:17 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama will host a summit meeting of the U.N. Security Council next month to focus on the threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters like the ones now taking part in combat in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. administration announced Monday. The United States holds...
08/17/14 11:45 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the extremists, conducting a wave of airstrikes Sunday that killed at least 11 people, activists said. For more than a year, President Bashar Assad's air force rarely...
08/15/14 01:16 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a mosque in an opposition-held town in southern Syria on Friday, killing at least 22 people, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast took place around the time of Friday prayers in the town of Namar in Daraa...
08/14/14 10:16 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops captured a fiercely contested suburb of the capital Thursday after five months of heavy fighting, flushing rebels from their last hideouts and quickly moving to crush pockets of resistance in the surrounding countryside, activists and state media said. The...
By Michael Barone | 08/13/14 12:53 PM
Hillary Clinton, like her husband, has a very wide range of stands she finds acceptable, depending on timing and circumstances. President Obama's range of acceptable positions has been far narrower.
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