Feb 9, 2016

Iraqi woman charged with role in U.S. female hostage's death

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker’s death, the Justice Department said Monday. Nisreen Assad ...

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkish border

Feb 8, 2016

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkish border

The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly 5-year-old insurrection against President Bashar Assad. Iranian backed-militias played a key role on the ground as ...

Feb 7, 2016

Aleppo, crossroads of civilizations, now is center of fighting in Syria

A look at Aleppo, Syria’s key northern city: Syria’s largest city and once its commercial center, Aleppo was a crossroads of civilization for millenniums. It has been occupied by the Greeks, Byzantines and multiple Islamic dynasties. As one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited ...

Feb 6, 2016

Bahrain says it is ready to commit ground forces to Syria

Bahrain is ready to commit ground troops to Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, the Persian Gulf island state said on Friday, a day after its larger neighbor and close ally Saudi Arabia announced a similar pledge. Bahraini ...