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The Front Lines

On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.<p>Two months ago, Masoud Barzani, the President of the Kurdish regional government, held a press conference on a hill overlooking Sinjar, a town in the northwestern corner of Iraq. The day before, following an intense …

Al Qaeda Warns Saudi Arabia It Will Pay For Executing Militants

Al Qaeda has warned Saudi Arabia it will pay for the executions of dozens of its members, saying they were intended to be a new year's gift to …

As Iraq fights Islamic State, violence rises in Shiite south

BAGHDAD (AP) — As the sun sets over Iraq's southern city of Basra, Ahmed Hilal rushes to lock his door. At night, every knock sends his heart beating faster. In the morning, the father of three or someone he trusts walks his children to school, barely five minutes away.<p>Fear has become part of daily …

4 countries are meeting to try and end 14 years of Taliban bloodshed

Officials from the four countries will meet in Islamabad, Pakistan foreign office sources said, in what they hope will be a first step towards resuming stalled negotiations. The Taliban are not expected to attend the talks.<p>The Islamist militants have stepped up their violent campaign in the last …

Russia Is Arming Hezbollah, Say Two of the Group’s Field Commanders

BEIRUT — Lebanese Hezbollah field commanders with troops fighting in Syria tell The Daily Beast they are receiving heavy weapons directly from Russia …

Middle East