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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in Syria

BEIRUT - Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout...Associated Press writers Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey; Bassem Mroue in Beirut; Vivian Salama in Baghdad; Barry Hatton in Lisbon, Portugal and Josh Lederman...
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Saudi cables: Money links with media

BEIRUT - A financially troubled Lebanese TV network...Studies Program at the American University of Beirut.The authenticity of the cables could not...Silence," was the headline Saturday in Beirut's Al-Akhbar daily, which is critical...
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Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

BEIRUT - Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes...rocket-propelled grenade at them.___Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Vivian Salama in Baghdad and Nancy Benac in Washington contributed to this...
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IS group loses key town on the Turkish border

BEIRUT - For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border...Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at the American University of Beirut.While IS could still bring forces across the border in Syria's Aleppo...
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IS militants attack two cities in Syria

BEIRUT - After weeks of setbacks, militants from the Islamic State group launched swift counteroffensives Thursday on predominantly Kurdish...
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3 Spanish reporters missing in war-torn Aleppo in Syria

...Lebanon and strengthen the Syrian government's control over of the Beirut-Damascus highway.___Karam reported from Beirut. Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Jon Gambrell in Cairo contributed to this report.
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Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

...since the country's crisis began in March 2011, according to the United Nations.___Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Lori Hinnant in Paris and Ayse Wieting and Mohammed Rasool in Istanbul contributed to this report.
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IS group releases audio message purportedly from leader

BEIRUT - The Islamic State group on Thursday released an audio message purportedly from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has...
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Afghanistan says US strikes destroy its Islamic State branch

...that hit a packed market in al-Bab killed around 70 people, most of them civilians.___Associated Press writers Eileen Sullivan in Washington, Zeina Karam in Beirut and Brian Rohan and Jon Gambrell in Cairo contributed to this report.
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Militants attack Egyptian troops

...among those condemned to die, but an appeals process remains ahead of him.___Rohan reported from Cairo. Associated Press writers Hamza Hendawi in Beirut, Merrit Kennedy in Cairo, and Ian Deitch in Jerusalem contributed to this report.
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