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Russia grounds its warplanes in Syria

Russia has grounded its warplanes in Syria to help secure a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington that entered into force Saturday, a top military official said.


US, Russia-brokered cease-fire goes into effect across Syria

A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia came into effect across Syria on Saturday, marking the biggest international push to reduce violence in the country’s devastating conflict, but …


Nusra Front leader rejects Syria truce

The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has rejected a U.S.-Russian sponsored truce, saying the real negotiations are on the battle field.


Analysis: Putin can cash in on Syria gains with cease-fire

Russian President Vladimir Putin has a chance to cash in on his gains in Syria by scaling down his bombing blitz when a cease-fire takes effect Friday night so he …


Islamic State video targets Facebook, Twitter CEOs

Islamic State has released a new video that targets the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc.


Islamic State gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians

The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago, Christian officials and an opposition group …


FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother

FBI agents on Thursday searched the California home belonging to a family member of the husband-and-wife killers who massacred 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack, but the relative …


Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …


Germany revives calls for no-fly zone in northern Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal for a no-fly zone in Syria where civilians would be protected, a suggestion that was promptly rebuffed by Moscow that said …


Airstrikes hit “hundreds of millions” in ISIS cash, U.S. says

A series of U.S. airstrikes in recent months have destroyed “hundreds of millions” of dollars in Islamic State cash as part of a broader campaign aimed at squeezing the extremist …


Iraqi officials: IS downs military helicopter, 2 killed

Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants shot down a military helicopter west of Baghdad, killing both crew members.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 11:32 a.m.

Explosion in Ankara kills at least 28, wounds 61 others

At least five people died and 10 others were injured in a large explosion in the Turkish capital on Wednesday, believed to have been caused by a car bomb, Ankara’s …


Islamic State, facing a budget crunch, kills perks and slashes salaries

Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American …


Cease-fire in Syria announced by world powers

The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop …


Two-front Syria campaign being opened by Obama administration

The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another.


‘Tangible gains’ in Iraq, Syria, Pentagon chief predicts

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce “tangible gains” in Iraq and Syria by …


2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.


Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

The U.S. says Russia’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria is actually helping the Islamic State.


Washington man accused of supporting Islamic State

Federal agents with the Seattle Joint Terrorism Task Force have arrested an Army deserter and purported sympathizer of the Islamic State group for illegally possessing machine guns and other firearms.


Twitter seeking out, flagging terrorist supporters

Twitter says it’s now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.


World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria’s civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said “will …


Syria advances in Aleppo, breaking siege and cutting off rebels

The Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province on Thursday, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of …


U.S. struggling to build anti-Islamic State strategy in Libya

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken …


Iraq building wall, trench around capital

Iraq said Wednesday it has begun building a wall and a trench around Baghdad in a bid to prevent militant attacks and reduce the large number of checkpoints inside the …


Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.


EU police warn that more attacks by IS militants are likely

Europe’s top police agency issued a stark warning Monday: Islamic State extremists will keep attempting lethal attacks on soft targets in Europe as the militant group increasingly goes global.


Cameroon: 4 suicide attackers kill at least 28 people

YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Four suicide bombers attacked a market and town on Monday in Cameroon’s Far North region near the border with Nigeria, killing at least 28 people and wounding …


Pentagon lays out coalition plan to defeat IS militants

Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out broad plans Wednesday to defeat Islamic State militants and retake the group’s key power centers in Iraq and Syria. And he announced that a …


Trudy Rubin: Admit Christians, Yazidis and Muslims to U.S.

U.S. can accommodate immigrants of all religions.


Mary Sanchez: Americans should know more about Islam

Assimilation is the best way to fight radicalization of Muslims.