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  • UN Chief Says Arbitrary Denial of Aid a Tactic of War in Syria

    UN Chief Says Arbitrary Denial of Aid a Tactic of War in Syria

    Warring parties in Syria are arbitrarily denying the delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in need as a tactic of war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the United Nations Security Council.

  • Iraq: 60 Dead in Attack on Prisoner Convoy

    Iraq: 60 Dead in Attack on Prisoner Convoy

    Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which 52 prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, officials said.

  • Canadian Charged With Joining Islamist Fighters in Syria

    Canadian Charged With Joining Islamist Fighters in Syria

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced terrorism charges on Wednesday against a 25-year-old Canadian for allegedly travelling to Syria to fight alongside Islamist fighters.

  • Lebanese Soldier Defects to Al Qaeda in Syria, Appears on YouTube

    Lebanese Soldier Defects to Al Qaeda in Syria, Appears on YouTube

    A Lebanese soldier has defected to an Al Qaeda group in neighbouring Syria, in the first such incident, in protest at what he said was the injustice against Sunni Muslims in his country.

  • Jihadists Organise Tours in Their Syria, Iraq 'Caliphate'

    Jihadists Organise Tours in Their Syria, Iraq 'Caliphate'

    Known for kidnapping, public stonings, lashings and executions, the Islamic State (IS) is now expanding into tourism, taking jihadists on honeymoon and civilians to visit other parts of its "caliphate".

  • Young Islamic State Robs al Qaeda of Militant Prestige

    Young Islamic State Robs al Qaeda of Militant Prestige

    In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda's ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.

  • In International Flight, Volatile Conflicts Abound

    In International Flight, Volatile Conflicts Abound

    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar Ga...

  • Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb Kills 23: Police

    Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb Kills 23: Police

    A suicide car bomb explosion ripped through a police checkpoint in Baghdad Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said.

  • Head of Syria Opposition Government Sacked

    Head of Syria Opposition Government Sacked

    The Qatar-backed head of the Syrian opposition's interim government was sacked Tuesday, under pressure from Saudi Arabia, once again exposing the sharp divisions between the opposition's main backers.

  • UN in Syria Vaccination Drive Against Childhood Killer

    UN in Syria Vaccination Drive Against Childhood Killer

    The United Nations called for help on Tuesday to vaccinate 765,000 Syrian toddlers against polio, in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the childhood killer across the restive Middle East.

  • 'I no Longer Talk to Obama': Turkey PM Erdogan

    'I no Longer Talk to Obama': Turkey PM Erdogan

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

  • Syria Fly-Over Sparks New Criticism of Malaysia Airlines

    Syria Fly-Over Sparks New Criticism of Malaysia Airlines

    Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage Tuesday as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster.

  • After 13-Year Struggle, US Faces Counter-Terror Fatigue: Panel

    After 13-Year Struggle, US Faces Counter-Terror Fatigue: Panel

    After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens U.S. security, members of the panel that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks said in a report on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia Airlines Plane Diverts From Ukraine to Syria

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Diverts From Ukraine to Syria

    Malaysia Airlines has defended itself after confirming that it diverted a London to Kuala Lumpur flight over Syrian airspace when its usual route over Ukraine was closed in the wake of Thursday's MH17 crash.

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight Over Syria Reflects War Zone Challenge

    Malaysia Airlines Flight Over Syria Reflects War Zone Challenge

    Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.

  • Australian Teen Behind Suicide Bomb Attack in Iraq

    Australian Teen Behind Suicide Bomb Attack in Iraq

    An 18-year-old Australian man was behind a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iraq last week, authorities said on Monday, with Attorney-General George Brandis calling it a "disturbing development".

  • Lebanese Bomb Maker Killed, Militant Arrested: Sources

    Lebanese Bomb Maker Killed, Militant Arrested: Sources

    Lebanese security forces killed a bomb maker and arrested another prominent militant suspect overnight in the northern city of Tripoli, sending armed supporters onto the streets in protest, security sources said on Sunday.

  • Top Kurdish Security Official Warns West of Iraq Blowback

    Top Kurdish Security Official Warns West of Iraq Blowback

    Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview.

  • In Damascus, Semblance of Normal Life Returns

    In Damascus, Semblance of Normal Life Returns

    Each evening, Zakaria Orchi has been meeting up with friends at a favourite cafe to lounge away the hours, just as they used to during Ramadan nights in Syria's capital before war broke out.

  • Saudi Arabia Investigates Imams Who Did Not Condemn Al Qaeda Attack: Paper

    Saudi Arabia Investigates Imams Who Did Not Condemn Al Qaeda Attack: Paper

    Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday.

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