- Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option Updated: Oct-08-15 2:11 am
BEIRUT - The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.
- Did US strike on Afghan clinic exceed combat authority? Updated: Oct-07-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan, which U.S. officials have called a "mistake," may have exceeded the rules American forces have operated under since their combat mission ended nearly a year ago, officials say.
- Syrian rebels face a new reality amid Russian air campaign Updated: Oct-06-15 5:32 pm
BEIRUT - The U.S.-backed rebel group Tajammu Alezzah has been fighting the Syrian military outside the city of Hama for months, but a new player has joined the fray: Russian warplanes, which have repeatedly hit their front-line positions, followed by airstrikes from government planes.
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- The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network Updated: Sep-29-15 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
- Woman pleads guilty to role in effort to aid terror groups Updated: Sep-28-15 6:29 pm
ST. LOUIS - A Bosnian immigrant who used to live in Illinois pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy charge for her role in an effort to support terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.
- Democratic discontent with White House Syria policy growing Updated: Sep-28-15 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic discontent with the U.S. strategy in Syria is growing, with some of President Barack Obama's supporters in Congress questioning what he is doing to fight Islamic State militants, stem the exodus of Syrian refugees and find a political solution to the conflict.
- Rare US success in Syria, Iraq: Finding senior militants Updated: Sep-28-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - A dedicated manhunt by the CIA, the National Security Agency and the military's Joint Special Operations Command has been methodically finding and killing senior militants in Syria and Iraq, in one of the few clear success stories of the U.S. military campaign in those countries.
- Review: 'Black Flags' traces the Islamic State group's rise Updated: Sep-28-15 11:28 am
"Black Flags" (Doubleday), by Joby Warrick
- Syria commander gives equipment to al-Qaida affiliate Updated: Sep-25-15 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON - A Syrian rebel commander who recently completed a U.S. training program has told the U.S. military that he surrendered six coalition-provided trucks and ammunition to an intermediary linked to the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, known as the Nusra Front.
- Official: Al-Qaida bomb-maker believed killed in airstrike Updated: Sep-11-15 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials believe a top bomb-maker for a cell of al-Qaida jihadists was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this summer, an official said Friday.
- Islamic State group's attacks in Saudi test security of hajj Updated: Sep-10-15 8:11 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Islamic State group is extending its reach in Saudi Arabia, expanding the scope of its attacks and drawing in new recruits with its radical ideology. Its determination to bring down the U.S.-allied royal family has raised concerns it could threaten the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage later this month.