US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

BEIRUT (AP) - U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault...

Thousands flee Iraq’s Mosul overnight, as fighting rages on

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of civilians fled Mosul overnight as Iraqi forces advanced north of a sprawling military base near the city’s airport...

U.S. commanders: New rules not to blame for civilian deaths in Iraq

New rules of engagement governing U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria played no role in the surge of civilian casualties...

250 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean off Libyan coast

About 250 migrants are feared drowned after two dinghies sunk off Libya's coast, Italy's coast guard and a Spanish aid organization said Thursday. Proactiva Open...

Breakdown of spending on refugee crisis in Greece

Since the beginning of 2015, 1 million refugees and migrants have entered Greece and $654 million in refugee-related funding has come from the European...

Turkish forces, rebels in ‘near full control’ of Syria’s al-Bab: Ankara

Turkey's armed forces and Syrian rebels have gained near full control of al-Bab in northern Syrian from the Islamic State, according to Turkey's defense...

Israel praises U.S. missile attack on Syria

Israel’s prime minister has welcomed the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base saying he “fully supports” President Trump’s decision. Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday in...

American citizens applications for New Zealand citizenship is up 70 percent

WELLINGTON, New Zealand It’s one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It’s another thing to...

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

BEIRUT (AP) — Twin blasts Saturday near holy shrines frequented by Shiites in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, most of...

Islamic State attack on Saudi royals foiled, Malaysian police say

Suspected Islamic State members planned an attack on Saudi royal family members travelling in Asia, a Malaysian police chief said Tuesday. Inspector General of Police...