Monitor: Kurds Push IS Out of Kobani

A monitoring group said Kurdish fighters took control of the long-besieged Syrian town of Kobani Monday after months of fighting Islamic State militants, though the Pentagon declined to declare the battle over. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory [...]

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Three; US Embassy Suspends Service

SANA’A— A suspected U.S. drone strike on a car in eastern Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants on Monday, officials said, suggesting U.S. security operations are continuing despite a political crisis in the volatile [...]

Obama: US Counterterrorism Pressure in Yemen Continues

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said U.S. counterterrorism operations in Yemen continue despite last week’s resignation of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi amid pressure from Shiite Houthi militiamen, who overran the presidential palace [...]

Egyptian Prison Releases Mubarak’s Sons

The two sons of ousted longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak have been released from a Cairo prison. Officials said Alaa and Gamal Mubarak left Torah Prison early Monday, nearly four years after being arrested in the months following the uprising [...]

UN to Try Again for Libya Peace Talks

A new round of talks between rival Libyan factions is planned in Geneva, even as gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of the internationally recognized government of Libya. In a new push, the U.N. mission in Libya says two rounds of [...]

Japan Trying to Verify Video Showing Beheaded Islamic State Hostage

Japan’s government is investigating a video appearing to show that Islamic State militants have killed one of two Japanese hostages they have been holding. The video features a still image of one of the Japanese men, journalist Kenji Goto, [...]

World Leaders Head to Saudi Arabia after King’s Death

World leaders are descending on Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah. Despite deep tensions between the nations, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was one of the first to arrive Saturday. U.S. President [...]

US Anti-Terror Ops Suspended in Yemen

Thousands of Yemenis marched in protest Saturday against the Shi’ite rebel Houthi group, two days after the resignation of the president and the government. Witnesses say demonstrators marched from a square near Sana’a University [...]

Protester Killed In Egypt Ahead of Anniversary of 2011 Uprising

A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday, security sources said, one day before the anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Shaimaa al-Sabbagh of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party [...]

US, Allies Conduct Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON— The United States and its coalition partners have launched another round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, conducting 26 strikes since early Friday. In a statement on Saturday from the Combined Joint [...]




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