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  • U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers

    U.N. says Syria death toll tops 190,000, rights envoy raps world powers
    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a U.N. report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable...
  • 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...
  • In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group...
  • 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...
  • Obama's approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    WASHINGTON Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive,...
  • 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...
  • Here's why Hillary got it right on Obama's foreign policy

    "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 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...
  • Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence

    Lebanese soldiers, civilians killed in Syria spillover violence
    At least two Lebanese soldiers and several civilians were reported killed Saturday in clashes with Syrian rebels on Lebanese territory close to the Syrian border, according to press and official accounts. The incident was the latest example 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...