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Virginia taxi driver sentenced to 11 years for supporting Islamic State

WASHINGTON A former Virginia taxi driver was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday for trying to help another man join the Islamic State militant group in Syria, the Justice Department said.

Iraqi air force hits Islamic State inside Syria for first time

BAGHDAD Iraqi warplanes have struck Islamic State targets inside Syria in retaliation for recent bomb attacks in Baghdad by the group, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday.

World, Iraq 12:34am IST

Russia vows to veto sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons

UNITED NATIONS Russia is ready to veto a draft resolution calling for sanctions against Syria over the use of chemical weapons on civilians, a top Russian diplomat to the United Nations said on Friday, prompting a rebuke from the United States.

World, 12:10am IST

No sign of thaw in Syrian talks as U.N. envoy offers working paper

GENEVA U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura handed a working paper on procedural issues to delegations at Syrian peace talks on Friday, but there appeared little prospect of them meeting directly soon.

World, 12:06am IST

Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. | Video

World, 24 Feb 2017

One question at U.N. Syria talks: What does Russia want?

GENEVA The first U.N.-led Syria peace talks in almost a year are in danger of getting lost in procedure, as officials obsess about who will meet whom, but behind the scenes diplomats say it's largely up to Russia to call the tune.

World, 24 Feb 2017

Blast hits Turkey-backed Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, monitor says

BEIRUT A car bomb in a village near al-Bab in Syria struck Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State early on Friday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens more, a war monitor said.

World, 24 Feb 2017

Pentagon plan to defeat Islamic State to look beyond Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON A Pentagon-led plan to defeat Islamic State, due in draft form by Monday, will look beyond Iraq and Syria to include the threat from jihadists around the world fuelling the conflict, America's top general said on Thursday.

World, Iraq 24 Feb 2017

U.N. Security Council to vote on Syria sanctions over chemical weapons - diplomats

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks as early as next week, diplomats said on Thursday.

World, 24 Feb 2017

Syria's warring sides face off as U.N. tells them: end the nightmare

GENEVA Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to hear mediator Staffan de Mistura implore them to cooperate to find a way out of almost six years of war.

World, 24 Feb 2017

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Islamic State car blast kills dozens in northwest Syria

Video released on the internet by the pro-opposition Qasioun news agency appears to show what the aftermath of an Islamic State car bombing in the Syrian village Sousian, near al-Bab. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)