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Syrian Civil War

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  • Missouri racial violence recalls apartheid, U.N. rights chief says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. Navi Pillay, who is due to...
  • U.S. completes task of destroying Syrian chemical agents

     U.S. completes task of destroying Syrian chemical agents
    The Obama administration said Monday that it has finished destroying the lethal chemical agents that were removed from Syria after President Bashar Assad's forces were accused of using poison gas against civilians a year ago this week. In a statement,...
  • Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again

    Iraqi forces fail to recapture Tikrit from militants again
    Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of executed dictator Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place." In Geneva, the...
  • Is the Islamic State exterminating the language of Jesus?

    Is the Islamic State exterminating the language of Jesus?
    Qaraqosh, Tel Kepe and Karamlesh are just three of the Iraqi towns on the Nineveh plains captured in early August by the Islamic State (IS), but they represent the last major concentration of Aramaic speakers in the world. Pushing northeast of Mosul...
  • Syrian forces hit Islamic State in Raqqa, destroy water plant

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces struck Islamic State positions in and around the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, residents said on Monday, part of a growing campaign against hardline militants who control a third of the country. Raqqa is a...
  • Clinton's right — Obama has no direction

    Clinton's right — Obama has no direction
    "Great nations need organizing principles, and, 'Don't do stupid stuff,' is not an organizing principle." Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10 Leave it to President Barack Obama's own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his...
  • Today's war-torn Mideast is not yesterday's Europe

    Today's war-torn Mideast is not yesterday's Europe
    In recent weeks, politicians and pundits have likened the Syrian and Iraqi civil wars to the Thirty Years' War and the other so-called religious wars that divided Europe in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It's easy to see what gave rise to the...
  • Iraqi Sunnis lay out conditional offer to join unity government

    Tribal leaders and clerics from Iraq's Sunni heartland offered their conditional backing on Friday for a new government that hopes to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens to tear the country apart. One of...
  • Hezbollah sees Islamic State insurgents as threat to Gulf, Jordan

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview...
  • With Islamic State on march, Lebanon's Christians must agree on president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - With minorities facing death and persecution at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Lebanon's Christians must lay aside their rivalries and agree on who should fill the vacant presidency, a leading Druze politician has...
  • Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year. Syrian state television broadcast...
  • Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels

    Syrian forces retake Damascus suburb in another setback for rebels
    Syrian forces regained control over a strategic suburb of the capital on Thursday as rebels under heavy bombardment said they were forced to withdraw. The fall of Mleiha, the Damascus suburb that the rebels had controlled for nearly two years, is a...