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  • Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 11:30 am

    BEIRUT - A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

  • Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-27-15 12:58 am

    MOSCOW - The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:59 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.

  • Syrian family settling in Lexington amid backlash 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:38 pm

    LEXINGTON, Kentucky - When Rama Al Najjar was 12 years old, she was bandaging bullet wounds and scrubbing blood from doorways so the blood wouldn't attract Syrian military attention.

  • Yemeni city battered by siege in pivotal battle of civil war 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:18 pm

    SANAA, Yemen - In Yemen's third largest city, residents are battling back against a months-long siege by Shiite rebels, armed by airdrops of weapons by planes from the Saudi-led coalition, with hundreds killed and food, water and medicines running short in a potentially pivotal battle in the country's protracted civil war.

  • Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:53 pm

    BEIRUT - In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.

  • Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:01 am

    BEIJING - The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

  • The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:

  • Russia's Putin in Iran for talks focusing on Syria story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:36 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Russia's President Vladimir Putin visited Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian leaders that focused on the Syrian crisis and an international peace plan intended to end the conflict.

  • Pennsylvania mayor says Syrian refugees welcome 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:12 pm

    ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city with one of the nation's largest Syrian populations said Monday that his city welcomes Syrian refugees and will help support them as they get settled in the United States.

  • US envoy: Chemical attacks 'becoming routine' in Syria 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:42 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The U.S. envoy to the international chemical weapons watchdog warned Monday that the use of such toxic arms is "becoming routine in the Syrian civil war."

  • Prince Charles: Climate change party to blame for Syria war 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:09 am

    LONDON - Prince Charles says climate change is partly responsible for Syria's civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.

  • Analysis: Mideast chaos, violence won't end with IS defeat story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:11 am

    WASHINGTON - The chaos and violence gripping the Middle East are not likely to evaporate even if the forces arrayed against the Islamic State group manage to crush the brutal army and its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and beyond.

  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:35 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.

  • Told he must go, Syria's Assad may outlast Obama in office story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:50 am

    WASHINGTON - Bashar Assad's presidency looks likely to outlast Barack Obama's.

  • CAPITOL HILL BUZZ: Forget Assad, focus on IS story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 1:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants.

  • In America's Little Syria, a divide on accepting refugees story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 10:36 am

    ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - A few days ago, a pastor asked Syrian-born restaurant owner Marie Jarrah to donate food to a welcoming event for recently arrived Syrian refugees. Jarrah, who said she regularly helps people in need, declined.

  • Saudi Arabia will host conference to unite Syrian opposition 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 8:35 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Saudi Arabia will host a conference in mid-December to try to unite the Syrian opposition ahead of new peace talks, a key issue in stepped up efforts to end the nearly five-year civil war, the country's U.N. ambassador said Thursday.

  • Migrants fear Paris attacks have multiplied their woes 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:12 pm

    PRESEVO, Serbia - At the tender age of 16, Ahmad Fawad has three fears: He fears the Taliban gunmen who killed his family members in Afghanistan. He fears that once-welcoming European countries are shutting the doors after the carnage in Paris. And he fears that the very extremists who attacked his family at home are moving alongside him in the flow of humanity bound for Europe.

  • China strongly condemns Islamic State killing of hostage story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 6:10 am

    BEIJING - China's president on Thursday strongly condemned the killing of a Chinese hostage by Islamic State extremists, saying such groups are enemies of mankind.

  • UN team identifies detention center at Sri Lankan navy base story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:01 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A U.N. team says it found a secret underground detention center at a Sri Lankan navy base where many post-civil war detainees were believed to have been interrogated and tortured. The navy, however, denied there was any such center at the base.

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:26 pm

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: