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Iran Steps Up Support for Houthis in Yemen’s War

Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shiite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance…

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Islamic State Claims Full Control of Ramadi

The contested city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State group on Sunday, as Iraqi forces abandoned their weapons and armored vehicles to flee the provincial capital in a major…

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45 Killed Riding On a Bus In Pakistan

Terrorists stormed a bus carrying Shiite Muslims in southern Pakistan and ordered them to bow their heads before being shot, killing at least 45 people Wednesday in the latest attack…

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Help Sunnis Take On ISIS

When ISIS jihadis poured into Iraq from Syria in June and attacked Sheikh Abdullah al-Yawar’s compound, he urged the Iraqi government to fly weapons to a nearby airfield so his…

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Yemen’s Houthi Close in on Aden; President Flees

Houthi militia forces and allied army units seized Aden airport and a nearby air base on Wednesday, tightening their grip on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni city after President…

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What’s Over the Next Ridge

The war against terrorism suffered a setback on Sunday amid news that the government of Yemen fell to Shiite rebels known as the Houthi, a clan that is distinctly inhospitable…

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Sources: U.S. Considering New Relief Mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State terrorists, U.S. defense officials said…

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Hizbullah Commander Killed in Iraq

A Hizbullah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria’s civil war…

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Islamic State Continues March Towards Baghdad

Using its own version of “soft” and “hard” power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer…

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Rebel Leader Calls For Muslims to Build State

The leader of the terrorist group that seized much of northern Iraq and Syria called on Muslims worldwide on Tuesday to join the battle and help build an Islamic state…

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Kerry Issues Warning After Syria Bombs Iraq

Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni terrorists’ positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed Wednesday, deepening the concerns that the terrorist insurgency that spans the two neighboring countries could morph into an even…

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Kerry Urges Kurds to Save Iraq From Collapse

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to…

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Abdication Has a Price

Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq…

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Kerry Promises ‘Intense’ Support for Iraq

America’s top diplomat said Monday that leaders of Iraq’s factions must keep their commitments to seat a new parliament next week, before a Sunni insurgency sweeps away hopes for a…

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Time to Put Focus on Iraq

For more than a year, Mideast analysts have warned about an al-Qaida offshoot that was creating a virtual state in eastern Syria and western Iraq, where it trained European and…

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Iraqi Forces Holding on In Fight for Oil Refinery

Iraqi soldiers and helicopter gunships appeared to be holding on after three days of battle against Sunni insurgents Thursday for control of Iraq’s largest oil refinery, but Prime Minister Nouri…

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