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  • Wrongly mixed vaccine suspected in deaths of 15 Syrian infants

    The use of an improperly mixed vaccine in a measles-immunization campaign apparently led to the deaths this week of at least 15 infants in a rebel-held corner of Syria, a preliminary investigation has found. As many as 75 children may have been injected...
  • Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria's alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the U.N. atomic agency, diplomats said. But in a vote that highlighted how polarizing the global...
  • Trudy Rubin: The gulf between Iran, U.S.

    When President Obama addressed the nation last week about building a coalition to fight ISIS, there was a critical word that he never mentioned. That word was Iran. The absence of the I-word was telling, because Shiite Iran is a crucial player in any...
  • Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

    DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into...
  • Iraqi Kurd president urges world community to protect Syrian city

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region urged the international community on Friday to "use every means" to protect the city of Kobani in neighboring Syria from an impending attack by Islamic State militants. Islamic State...
  • CT Senators Divided Over Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

    CT Senators Divided Over Arming, Training Syrian Rebels
    It isn't often that you find Connecticut's two Democratic senators, Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal on opposite sides of an important vote. It's even more unusual to find Murphy on the same side as Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential 2016...
  • German Muslims condemn Islamic State in nationwide day of prayer

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Muslims condemned the actions of Islamic State in a nationwide day of prayer on Friday and vowed to stem the tide of youngsters heading to join radical militants in Syria and Iraq. In Berlin, where Friday prayers spilled out...
  • In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels

    In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels
    Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was the only member of Connecticut's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels....
  • In first days in office, Iraq's al-Abadi shows he's not al-Maliki

    BAGHDAD New on the job, Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, cuts a very different figure from his dour and distant predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki. He appears at state functions in an open jacket. He uses down-to-earth language. And he's pledged an open...