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  • BEIRUT, Dec 25- Zahran Alloush, the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the most powerful insurgent groups in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted his group's headquarters, two rebel sources said on Friday. Several rebel group leaders have been killed since Russia began a major aerial campaign on Sept. 30 in support of its ally...

  • BEIRUT, Dec 25- Zahran Aloush, the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the most powerful insurgent groups in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an aerial raid that targeted his group's headquarters, two rebel sources said on Friday.

  • Syria ready to take part in peace talks: Minister Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on the opposition-controlled neighborhoods in Aleppo, Syria on December 11, 2015.

    Syria is ready to take part in peace talks and hopes that the dialogue will help it form a national unity government, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

  • Will there be a breakthrough on Syria? Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Will there be a breakthrough on Syria?

    Owen Mathews, contributing editor at Newsweek Europe, discusses the upcoming peace talks in Geneva about the Syrian civil war.

  • *Europe's 10 biggest banks announced 130,000 job cuts since June. By Anjuli Davies, Sinead Cruise and Steve Slater. LONDON, Dec 21- Regulation, anaemic economic growth and technology changes will force banks across Europe to find more savings in 2016, with jobs likely to be the biggest casualty, according to investors and analysts.

  • 'Ghost armies' take advantage of ISIS Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    'Ghost armies' take advantage of ISIS

    The terrorist group is also vulnerable to the region's deep-seated corruption.

  • How oil could go even lower Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    An oil pumpjack operates near Williston, North Dakota.

    If history is any guide, the price of oil can still go down before it recovers, says Robert McNally.

  • Kerry talks with Kremlin about Syria peace process Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Kerry talks with Kremlin about Syria peace process

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

  • Why was Steve Jobs painted in this refugee camp? Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Steve Jobs is featured in a Banksy mural at a refugee camp in France.

    English street artist Banksy spray-painted Steve Jobs on the wall of a camp in France to make a political statement.

  • ISIS finance minister killed by US Military Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    ISIS finance minister killed by US Military

    The US reveals that it killed the terrorist group's finance minister and two other senior officials in airstrikes.

  • More than 100 members of Syria's opposition parties and rebel fighting groups agreed at the end of two days of talks in Riyadh to work together to prepare for peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government. But the final hours of the meeting, which excluded Islamic State and Nusra Front fighters as well as the main Kurdish force controlling large...

  • *Kerry in Paris says talks "constructive," "tough issues" remain. RIYADH, Dec 10- A powerful Islamist insurgent group said it pulled out of a Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh on Thursday because rebel proposals had been ignored, in a move which highlighted the enduring divisions among President Bashar al-Assad's enemies. The talks in Saudi Arabia were intended...

  • RIYADH, Dec 10- Opponents of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Thursday to bring together political and armed factions in a single body in preparation for possible peace talks with his government, an opposition member said. The opposition meeting in Riyadh comes amid escalating conflict in Syria and accelerated diplomacy to find a political...

  • RIYADH, Dec 10- Syrian opposition and rebel groups meeting in Riyadh will on Thursday discuss forming a delegation for future peace talks, one of the toughest subjects in negotiations aimed at forging a unified position among President Bashar al-Assad's enemies. Attacks by Islamic State and its supporters in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S., a surge of...

  • Russians believe ISIS is a threat to them: Pro Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Russians believe ISIS is a threat to them: Pro

    Nader Mousavizadeh, partner and co-founder at Macro Advisory Partners, discusses the conflict in Syria and Russian and U.S. interests.

  • ISIS is now recruiting in China Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    ISIS is now recruiting in China

    Terrorist group Islamic State is expanding its drive to attract fighters from around the world.

  • Syrians evacuate rebel-held Homs in truce: Monitor Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 5:17 AM ET

    Scores of people left the last area held by insurgents in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday under a local truce between the government and rebels.

  • US border bill would hit EU travellers Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 1:07 AM ET
    Korean tourists pose for a selfie outside the Louvre musem on Nov. 15, 2015 in Paris.

    EU citizens' visa-free travel to the US could end if countries don't share intelligence with the US, according to a draft bill, the FT reports.

  • Demonstrators listen to speakers at a rally against taking military action against Islamic State in Syria, held outside Downing Street in London, November 28, 2015.

    The UK has launched its first air strikes in Syria, hours after MPs endorsed David Cameron's plan to bomb Isis, the Financial Times reports.

  • UK bombing Syria isn’t strategic game changer: Pro Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    UK bombing Syria isn’t strategic game changer: Pro

    On Wednesday, the U.K. government will decide whether to approve airstrikes on Syria. James Strong, fellow in foreign policy analysis and international relations at LSE, discusses.