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  • White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels

    White House asks Congress for authorization to arm Syrian rebels
    The White House is asking Congress to quickly authorize arming Syrian rebels to bolster President Obama's offensive against Islamic State militants, a request that could be voted on as soon as this week in a must-pass spending bill. As Obama prepares to...
  • UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks

    UK blames Assad regime after watchdog documents chlorine attacks
    The global chemical-weapons watchdog found evidence that chlorine gas was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in northern Syria, where witnesses described poison barrel bombs crashing into their villages from the sky, the agency said on...
  • Last Syrian vineyard keeps wine flowing despite war

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Amid the war in Syria, one hillside vineyard still produces wines that are served in the Michelin-starred restaurants of London and Paris. It has been a struggle to keep Syria's last commercial vineyard open, the owner of Domaine de...
  • For Assad, U.S. plan will weaken one foe but bolster others

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - By striking Islamic State in Syria, the United States would be weakening one of President Bashar al-Assad's major enemies. But the new U.S. strategy may still unnerve Assad by helping other opponents determined to overthrow him. The U....
  • U.S. pledges nearly $500 million aid for people, nations hit by Syria war

    ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday nearly $500 million in humanitarian aid for people and countries hit by Syria's civil war. The aid package includes more than $250 million "to assist refugees and host...
  • In Syria, Obama must win trust to beat Islamic State

    BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Before the United States can beat Islamic State in Syria, it will have to win the confidence of mainstream Sunni rebels who blame Washington for leaving them outgunned by the Islamists and further than ever from toppling President...
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters pushing back Islamic State on their own

    Syrian Kurdish fighters pushing back Islamic State on their own
    The Kurdish fighter perched on the roof of a schoolhouse pocked with holes from bullets and tank rounds, pointing across a rubble field toward several grain silos blasted open by shell fire. "They came at us from there with tanks and Hummers, but we...
  • Saudi Arabia's clerics condemn IS but preach intolerance

    DUBAI (Reuters) - When Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh described Islamic State and al Qaeda as "kharijites" last month, he was casting them as the ultimate heretics of Muslim history, a sect that caused the faith's first and...
  • Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria

    Congress expected to avoid vote on military action in Iraq, Syria
    President Obama on Tuesday began a bid to convince congressional leaders — and the American people — of his strategy to defeat Islamic militants. But partisan divisions and political sensitivities in Congress make it unlikely lawmakers will...
  • Blast in northern Syria kills most leaders of largest Islamist rebel group

    ISTANBUL An explosion of uncertain origin Tuesday killed nearly all the leaders of the largest rebel group fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. At least two dozen senior leaders of Ahrar al-Sham, a conservative Islamist...
  • Car bomb kills leaders of major Syrian rebel faction

    Car bomb kills leaders of major Syrian rebel faction
    A car bomb ripped through the headquarters of a major rebel faction in Syria on Tuesday, killing much of the group's top-tier leadership in an attack that highlights the turmoil in the Syrian rebel ranks. Leaders of Ahrar al Sham, a hard-line Islamist...
  • White House doesn't believe slain U.S. journalist was 'sold' to Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was "sold" to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday. Sotloff...