Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

BEIRUT - The international community is mounting its most serious effort yet to end the nearly 5-year-old Syrian war, rallying around...
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IS bomb on plane would herald new phase in conflict

BEIRUT - At this stage, there is no hard evidence. But reports from the U.S...opinion at home.___Zeina Karam is The Associated Press bureau chief in Beirut and has covered the region since 1996. Follow her at http://twitter...
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BEIRUT - The Islamic State group killed three of its captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to Roman-era columns...
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Islamic State group advances in central Syria, seizing town

BEIRUT - The Islamic State militant group is advancing in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading to...
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Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - An airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida commander and two other fighters in Syria, activists said Saturday, but it...
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As world mourns Paris, many in Mideast see double-standard

...twin suicide bombers struck a southern Beirut suburb, killing at least 43 people...The feature was not available for the Beirut attacks."'We' don't get a safe...of people why I wasn't posting about Beirut and Lebanon," said Motta, who lives...
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Syrians express opposition to Russian plan

...Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV on Wednesday that if the United States...people, not Russia, to decide.____Mroue reported from Beirut. Associated Press writers Kate de Pury in Moscow and Edith...
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Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...suicide bombings tore through a crowded Shiite neighborhood of Beirut, killing more than 40 people. That same day, a suicide bomber...of the Russian plane over Sinai, suicide bombing in southern Beirut and Paris attacks. He also considered the shooting in Jordan's...
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Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

...worst in a series of attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in the past three days. On Thursday, twin suicide bombings in Beirut killed at least 43 people and wounded more than 200, and 26 people died Friday in Baghdad in a suicide blast and a roadside...
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A Putin craze takes hold in Middle East

BEIRUT - Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring...
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