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  • With ISIS surging in Iraq, Europe fears rise in 'jihadi-tourists'

    BERLIN After being injured fighting the Syrian government, 31-year-old Mohannad reached his home in Frankfurt, Germany, with a simple plan: rest, recuperate, then rejoin the fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. As related in German newspaper...
  • Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

    Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city
    Iraqi helicopters fired on a university campus in Tikrit on Friday to dislodge insurgents who overran the city in an onslaught that has given them control of most majority Sunni regions and brought them close to Baghdad. Tikrit, the hometown of former...
  • Jeffrey Sachs: Universal basic education forgotten

    In the fight against extreme poverty, we face a puzzle. When the United Nations Millennium Development Goals were set in 2000, they included both health and education objectives. The health goals were pursued with vigor - and money - and great progress...
  • Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages

    Leading Iraqi cleric demands consensus on a premier as fighting rages
    Iraq’s most influential cleric demanded Friday that squabbling lawmakers agree on a prime ministerial candidate before parliament convenes next week as a fierce battle continued at a strategically located university north of Baghdad. The call by...
  • Watching the world destroy itself

    The video opens with a few bars of adrenalin-pumping music. We see a topsy-turvy camera angle, sky, trees, darkness, then a staccato pop, pop, pop that blends rhythmically with the music, but of course it's gunfire, lots of gunfire, followed by a few...
  • Obama seeks military aid for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Thursday asked Congress for the first lethal aid to arm moderate Syrian rebels in a move aimed against both Syrian President Bashar Assad and radical Islamists who have increasingly dominated the opposition movement....
  • Scores dead as Taliban wages offensive in southern Afghanistan

    Scores dead as Taliban wages offensive in southern Afghanistan
    Taliban fighters have attacked Afghan government troops and civilians across five southeastern districts in a days-long offensive heralding the start of the summer fighting season in the mountainous areas along the border with Pakistan. Afghan...
  • Lebanon suicide bomber blows himself up in Beirut hotel

    Lebanon suicide bomber blows himself up in Beirut hotel
    A suicide bomber in Lebanon blew himself up in his hotel room near Beirut's seafront Wednesday as authorities on high alert for attacks raided the premises, officials said. The bomber, identified as a citizen of Saudi Arabia, was killed and 11 people...
  • Judge stands firm on order to release information to alleged USS Cole plotter's lawyers

    A military judge isn't backing down from his order to the U.S. government to provide defense lawyers with details of the accused USS Cole bomber's odyssey through the CIA's secret prisons, but he may let prosecutors shield identities of some agents,...
  • Syrian airstrikes on ISIS mark new strategy in civil war

    ISTANBUL After taking a hands-off approach toward the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria for several months, the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad has reversed course and launched air attacks against the Sunni Muslim extremist group inside both...
  • Frida Ghitis: Here's hoping Obama succeeds in Iraq

    On Iraq, President Obama is trying to pull off a perilous tight-rope walk over a blustery forest fire. He faces treacherous cross winds. We should all be rooting for him, because it is vital that he make it to the other side. The United States wants to...
  • Iranians rally to support Iraq; some blame U.S. for Sunni insurgency

    They gathered beneath the blistering sun to show their willingness to confront the enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and its backers. And to many Iranians, a key ally of the radical Sunni movement is another opponent of Iran: the United States....