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Yaalon: Sunni States “Furious” at West

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon assumed the role of unofficial spokesman for the Sunni Arab states on Sunday, telling the Munich Security Conference that they are “frustrated and furious” at…

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Kurds Keep Up Offensive Against IS in Northern Syria

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State fighters out of a town near the…

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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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Iraqi Troops Retake Control of Sunni Town

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic terrorists, said an Iraqi official and state-run media, a rare victory for Iraqi…

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Iraq’s Al-Maliki Gives Up Post to Rival

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late Thursday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty…

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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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