Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as i...

US sanctions on Iran pressure Tehran's regional allies

BEIRUT (AP) — Giant posters on the streets of Beirut's southern Shiite suburbs display an armed Hezbollah fighter in uniform, holding the group's yellow banner and Lebanon's national flag, along with ...

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government t...

Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Iranian-backed fighters in Syria's central desert region are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of securing a corridor from its border, through Iraq and all ...

Syria activists say more than 65 killed in 3 days in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Overnight shelling and over a dozen airstrikes on rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo killed at least 11 people, bringing the death toll over the last three days in the embattl...