With an assault under way to dislodge Islamic State from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, the U.S. is working to assemble a force across the border to retake the extremists' de facto capital in Syria. Top U.S.
AMMAN, Jordan-Washington's Arab allies, disappointed with Syria peace talks, have agreed to provide rebels there with more sophisticated weaponry, including shoulder-fired missiles that can take down jets, according to Western and Arab diplomats and opposition figures. Saudi Arabia has offered to give the opposition for the first time Chinese man-portable air defense systems, or Manpads, and antitank guided missiles from Russia,...
BEIRUT-Lebanese Shiites marked their annual day of mourning for Ashura on Wednesday, a massive showcase of power and defiance for the sect as it fights Sunni extremists on multiple fronts across the Middle East. Members of the crowd said it was the biggest turnout they could recall for the annual procession, playing out against steadily escalating sectarian tensions across the region.
SIRTE, Libya-The first page of Abu Bakr's notebook contains Arabic translations of basic words. It ends with a safety guide for handling explosives: "Be careful." "Don't be afraid." "Keep the triggers away from children."
Iraqi militia fighters are pouring into Syria to reinforce the Assad regime's siege of rebels in Aleppo, further complicating the tangled web of alliances the U.S. relies on to fight Islamic State, which can turn an ally on one side of the border into an enemy on the other.
SANLIURFA, Turkey-Some of Syria's largest rebel factions are doubling down on their alliance with an al Qaeda-linked group, despite a U.S. warning to split from the extremists or risk being targeted in airstrikes. The rebel gambit is complicating American counterterrorism efforts in the country at a time the U.S.
BEIRUT-Hundreds of rebels and their families began evacuating the opposition's last redoubt in the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, as regime and Russian warplanes pummeled Aleppo in what antigovernment activists called the heaviest bombardment in months.
ISTANBUL-United Nations officials went ahead with an ill-fated aid delivery to a rebel-held town in northern Syria Monday despite warnings by their own staff and Western-backed rebels that the area wasn't safe, according to communications seen by The Wall Street Journal.
The cease-fire in Syria was on the verge of collapse Sunday as both sides accused the other of violating the agreement, with tensions soaring after the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State mistakenly hit Syrian government forces the previous day. Moscow called an emergency meeting of the U.N.
The cease-fire in Syria was on the verge of collapse Sunday as both sides accused the other of violating the agreement, with tensions soaring after the U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State mistakenly hit Syrian government forces the previous day.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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