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Jun 18, 2014

Syria Looks Across The Border As Violence Engulfs Iraq

The common belief among Syrian government figures and rebels is that the rise of ISIS stems from America’s inability to react decisively to its civil wa... #Syria #Iraq

Jul 09, 2014

George Clooney slams 'completely fabricated' story that future mother-in-law disapproves of marriage to Amal Alamuddin

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee's mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born London lawyer ... #Syria #London #George Clooney #Beirut, Lebanon #USA Today #United Kingdom

Jul 02, 2014

US seeks more security at some foreign airports

(AP) -- Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, according to a counterterrorism official, prompting the U.S. to call for tighter security measures Wednesday ... #Syria #Iraq #Paris #Amsterdam #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Dubai International Airport #Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport #Homeland Security Department

Jun 17, 2014

UN warns Middle East on verge of sectarian war with jihadists wantonly killing civilians as violence flares in Syria

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he is deeply concerned about Iraq's rapidly deteriorating stability, including reports of mass summary executions, such as those pictured... #Syria #Iraq #Middle East #Ban Ki-moon

Jun 28, 2014

From Morocco to Jakarta, Muslims mark Ramadan

(AP) -- Across a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that thr... #Syria #Iraq #Egypt #Afghanistan #Saudi Arabia #Pakistan #Middle East #Libya #Jakarta #Morocco

Jun 23, 2014

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHO NEEDS MORE ATTENTION AT BELEAGUERED VA The rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan do not always receive ad... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #North Dakota #Ohio #Central America #Al-Qaeda #Theodore Roosevelt

Jun 30, 2014

Isis rebels declare new Islamic state as Iraq tightens security around Baghdad - video

Isis militants declare an Islamic state, or 'caliphate' in an area straddling the border between Iraq and Syria. Iraqi government forces are increasing security around Baghdad, and launching attacks to try to claw back some of the territory gained by... #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad

Jun 23, 2014

Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

(AP) -- Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria early Monday, the Israeli military said, in response to a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager the previous day. In all, Israel said it struck nine military targets insi... #Israel #Syria #West Bank #Hamas #Hezbollah #Golan Heights

Jun 26, 2014

Iraq crisis: Syria blamed for cross border air strikes - live updates

Damascus denies responsibility for al-Qaim air raids Moqtada al-Sadr issues warning to Sunni militants Iraq starts the process of forming new government Maliki rejects opposition calls for salvation government Syrian insurgent group pledges loyalty t... #Damascus, Syria #Syria #Iraq #Nouri al-Maliki #Jordan #John Kerry

Jun 23, 2014

AP names Vivian Salama as Baghdad bureau chief

(AP) -- Vivian Salama, a television and print journalist who has reported on the Middle East for over a decade, has been named as Baghdad bureau chief for The Associated Press. The appointment was announced Monday by Ian Phillips, AP's Middle East ne... #Cairo #Syria #Iraq #Iran #Baghdad #Columbia University #Pakistan #Middle East #United Arab Emirates #Dubai #Yemen #Bloomberg