- In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm
CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.
- UAE army frees British hostage as al-Qaida expands in Yemen Updated: Aug-23-15 11:49 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reach amid fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents.
- White House: No. 2 IS leader killed in US military airstrike Updated: Aug-21-15 7:53 pm
OAK BLUFFS, Massachusetts - The No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq earlier this week, the White House said Friday.
- Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.
- Syrian rebel leader seeks Europe - fleeing gov't and jihadis Updated: Aug-17-15 12:38 pm
KOS, Greece - In the jostling chaos of a crammed refugee center, one man tries to introduce order - forming migrants into lines and collecting names for overwhelmed Greek police clerks.
- Hamid Gul, a Pakistan spy master tied to militants, dies Updated: Aug-16-15 2:53 pm
ISLAMABAD - Hamid Gul, who led Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency as it funneled U.S. and Saudi cash and weapons to Afghan jihadis fighting against the Soviets and later publicly supported Islamic militants, died late Saturday of a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
- Al-Qaida leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief Updated: Aug-13-15 2:23 pm
- US military rethinking how to put Syrian soldiers into fight Updated: Aug-08-15 3:00 am
WASHINGTON - The murky aftermath of the attack on Syrian rebels last week by al-Qaida-linked militants has raised questions about how the small, ragtag group of U.S.-trained forces was sent into battle and whether the military needs to make adjustments to the program.
- Treasury targets 2 Qataris suspected of funding terrorists Updated: Aug-05-15 10:06 am
- AP Interview: Qatar's FM urges 'serious dialogue' with Iran Updated: Aug-04-15 12:41 pm
DOHA, Qatar - Qatar's top diplomat on Tuesday called for a "serious dialogue" with Iran in the wake of its nuclear deal with world powers, even as he blasted Tehran for continuing to support Syria's embattled government.
- Saudi Arabia asks NY judge to drop it from Sept. 11 lawsuit Updated: Jul-30-15 5:00 pm
NEW YORK - Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks and should be dismissed as a defendant in lawsuits brought by victims' families, a lawyer for the kingdom told a judge Thursday.