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  • Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria: source

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the Gulf Arab state's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012....
  • US sends mixed messages over potential military operations in Syria

    ISTANBUL The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn't seek the Assad regime's permission to defend American lives....
  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe Al Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • U.S. seeks life in prison for bin Laden son-in-law Abu Ghaith

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States on Monday said Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, should spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction on terrorism-related charges. Abu Ghaith, 48, had been convicted in March...
  • ISIS has changed the game for America

    I know that we are a war-weary nation, but the Muslim extremists in ISIS have changed the game for America. We have watched ISIS murder thousands of people in the most horrific ways possible, including beheadings. ISIS has announced that its goal is the...
  • Saudi Arabia jails 17 people for militant Islamist offences

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court has jailed 17 men for up to 33 years on a range of militant Islamist charges, including fighting in foreign conflicts and joining terrorist cells inside the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. Riyadh's...
  • Trudy Rubin: Sooner than later, US will have to confront Islamic State fighters

    How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army and beheads an American journalist? Since the gruesome slaughter of James Foley, U.S. officials are debating whether the...
  • U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and "ethnic and religious cleansing". The...
  • Family credits Qatar for securing U.S. journalist's release in Syria

    An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of Al Qaeda-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was...
  • Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012

    Kidnappers free American missing in Syria since 2012
    (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria on Sunday freed an American writer missing since 2012 following what officials said were efforts by the Gulf Arab state of Qatar to win his release. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement...
  • American writer held by Syrian militants freed after nearly 2 years

    WASHINGTON Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate on Sunday unexpectedly freed an American writer from nearly two years of captivity after secret international negotiations for his release that were apparently led by Qatar. The Nusra Front may have freed Peter Theo...
  • Liberan en Siria a estadounidense secuestrado desde 2012

    DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Un grupo combatiente de Siria relacionado con Al Qaeda liberó el domingo a un escritor y periodista estadounidense desaparecido desde 2012 en ese país, gracias a lo que funcionarios dijeron fueron los esfuerzos de mediación de...