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  • The Latest: UN chief calls for consequences for Syria strike 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:30 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

  • Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 1:16 pm

    BEIRUT - Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo.

  • France to host meeting over Syria next week 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:51 pm

    PARIS - France has announced it will host a ministerial meeting of 10 countries over the situation in Syria next week.

  • Prosecutor in Kosovo charges 2 with Syria terror offenses 
    Updated: May-06-16 11:14 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - A Kosovo prosecutor has charged two ethnic Albanians with terror offenses for allegedly joining an Islamic group in Syria.

  • Israeli cowboys live frontier life on Syria's doorstep story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 4:37 am

    KIDMAT ZVI, Golan Heights - With his wide-brimmed hat, Wrangler jeans and ornate belt buckle, Yehiel Alon could easily pass for one of the Montana ranchers he once worked with. But the 53-year-old is an Israeli cowboy on the Golan Heights bordering war-torn Syria, where frontier life takes on a whole new meaning.

  • Footage from within Islamic State attack cell yields secrets 
    Updated: May-05-16 11:14 am

    PARIS - A French Islamic State cell dismantled in the final stages of planning an attack has yielded a new secret this week, with the release of undercover footage showing how a group of disaffected petty criminals transformed into a terror network.

  • Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:44 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.

  • UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:29 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.

  • US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 4:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department said Wednesday, although sporadic clashes continue.

  • Florida businessman paid for state senator's visit to Syria 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:30 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A news report says that a Florida businessman paid for Virginia state Sen. Dick Black's trip to Syria last week.

  • UK bows to pressure, will accept Syrian children from Europe 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:29 am

    LONDON - Britain's government bowed to pressure Wednesday and agreed to take in some unaccompanied children from Syria who have made their way to Europe.

  • Turkish president says IS is in for heavy losses 
    Updated: May-04-16 9:08 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Islamic State group will suffer heavy losses if it continues attacking Turkey.

  • Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 8:36 am

    STUTTGART, Germany - An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.

  • 9 Muslim Albanians jailed for recruiting for terror groups 
    Updated: May-04-16 3:25 am

    TIRANA, Albania - An Albanian court has sentenced nine Muslims to jail terms ranging from seven to 18 years for inciting terror, recruiting and sending more than 70 men to join rebel groups in Syria.

  • Syria's volunteer sappers improvise mine-clearing methods 
    Updated: May-04-16 2:10 am

    BEIRUT - Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return.

  • US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 10:48 pm

    STUTTGART, Germany - The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants.

  • The Latest: UN Security Council to hold meeting on Aleppo story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 10:02 pm

    BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

  • Kerry warns Assad to start transition by Aug. 1 - or else 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:08 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Syria's government and its backers in Moscow and Tehran on Tuesday that they face an August deadline for starting a political transition to move President Bashar Assad out, or they risk the consequences of a new U.S. approach toward ending the 5-year-old civil war.

  • UN demands protection for hospitals in conflicts story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 1:14 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council responded to an upsurge in deadly attacks on hospitals and medical personnel, unanimously adopting a resolution Tuesday demanding that all parties to conflicts protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick.

  • Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-03-16 11:35 am

    BEIRUT - Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

  • Q&A: When is a Boot on the Ground not a Boot on the Ground? story has photos
    Updated: May-03-16 6:45 am

    WASHINGTON - No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria -- except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration.

  • Turkey: Islamic State behind attack that killed 2 policemen 
    Updated: May-02-16 12:47 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's interior minister says a car bombing that killed two police officers and wounded 22 other people in the southern city of Gaziantep, near Syria, was carried out by militants linked to the Islamic State group.

  • Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 10:32 am

    GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said "several proposals" aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.

  • Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon 
    Updated: May-02-16 6:37 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.

  • Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 police officers story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 6:26 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people in a day marred by violence and May Day protests.