Jad Khalil

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Sunni militants carve trail through Western Iraq

Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.<p>The latest military victories — including two border posts captured Sunday, one along …

Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt 'severe blows' to Iran, Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago.<p>Benjamin …