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  • Islamic State risk for Libya's troubled oil sector Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 3:00 AM ET

    TRIPOLI, Oct 28- When Islamic State militants attacked a perimeter gate guarding Libya's Es Sider oil terminal this month, they sent gunmen to kill guards before attempting to detonate a car bomb in a bid to breach the port's defenses. The assault failed to get closer than a mile from one of Libya's major oil ports, but it signaled Islamic State's intent to expand...

  • Russia wants Syria to prepare for elections Saturday, 24 Oct 2015 | 7:14 AM ET
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday the Kremlin wanted Syria to prepare for parliamentary and presidential elections.

  • Egyptian elections: What you need to know Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    Parliamentary elections are underway in Egypt and although many question how much good they will do the country, the lack of buzz about them is probably the least of the country's worries.

  • US files criminal complaint against ISIS hacker Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 11:34 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Federal prosecutors have charged a Kosovo man they believe is responsible for assembling an ISIS 'kill list', reports NBC News.

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Turkish stocks and the lira fell on Monday and debt insurance costs rose as a blast that killed up to 128 people over the weekend raised fears of further pre-election turmoil, though many other emerging assets extended their recent gains. The double suicide bombing at a rally of pro-Kurdish and labour activists in Ankara is likely to exacerbate...

  • Turkey targets IS over Ankara blasts; 128 dead Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 9:33 PM ET

    Turkey is targeting Islamic State in investigations of a double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed up to 128 people, officials said.

  • Bombs kill 95 in Ankara as govt imposes blackout Saturday, 10 Oct 2015 | 9:06 PM ET
    A woman reacts at the site of an explosion close to Ankara's main train station on October 10, 2015 in Ankara, Turkey. An explosion hit Ankara train station Saturday morning leaving dozens of people dead and injured, as many people gathered outside the station for a peace demonstration to be held in nearby at Sihhiye Square

    At least 20 people were dead in explosions outside Ankara's main train station where people were gathering for a peace march, local media reported.

  • ISIS favorite cars are...Toyota? Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council, consisting of former members of militias from the town of Derna, drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya October 3, 2014. The group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on October 3, 2014 local media reported. Picture taken October 3, 2014.

    Toyota's trucks are popular in developing countries—apparently even with the terror group ISIS, USA Today reports.

  • Pentagon ending program to equip Syrian rebels Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Rebel fighters aim their weapons as they demonstrate their skills during a military display as part of a graduation ceremony at a camp in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria July 12, 2015. The newly graduated rebel fighters, who went through military training, will join the the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion.

    The Pentagon will replace its failed program to "train and equip" Syrian rebels with a far less ambitious program. NBC News reports.

  • Syria conflict: Where the battle lines are drawn Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 5:12 AM ET

    The latest escalation in fighting in Syria has heightened international involvement and threatens to bring the conflict from proxy to all-out war.

  • Why Russia sanctions are here for the long-haul Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 1:29 AM ET

    Both the West and Moscow are unwilling to stand down over Russia's annexation of Crimea, raising concerns that tit-for-tat sanctions are here for the long-run and could even be increased.

  • Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | 6:23 AM ET

    U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels would suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids.

  • Russia raising stake in Syria airstrikes Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    Russia raising stake in Syria airstrikes

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Retired), provides insight to the motives behind Russia's bombing of ISIS sites in Syria.

  • Russia strikes in Syria: Why you should be worried Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    Syria has been threatening to become a proxy battleground for months, and Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday may have tipped the balance.

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Saudi Arabia, a leading foe of President Bashar al-Assad, demanded his ally Russia end its raids on Syria, saying the strikes had caused civilian casualties while failing to target the hardline Islamic State militants Moscow says it opposes. In remarks at the United Nations in New York, a senior Saudi diplomat suggested both Russia and Assad's other...

  • DUBAI, Oct 1- Saudi Arabia demands Russia end its military operations against targets in Syria, a Saudi diplomat said in remarks broadcast by Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television, adding the Islamic State militant group was not present in the areas that were attacked. Speaking at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said: "The...

  • Syria: Russia’s ticket back to the table? Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 6:19 AM ET

    Russia is re-positioning its role on the global stage via Syria, but whether the West is willing to applaud its new starring part remains to be seen.

  • Thai police declare Bangkok bomb case solved Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    Onlookers near the site of a bomb explosion that took place on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok

    Thai police have declared Bangkok's worst-ever bombing solved, even as questions grow over the investigation, the FT reports.

  • Refugees need compassionate support: Putin Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Refugees need compassionate support: Putin

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, explains how coordination and leadership from the international community can tackle the threat of terrorism and the migrant crisis.

  • Middle East power vacuum filled by terrorists: Putin Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Middle East power vacuum filled by terrorists: Putin

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, discusses how Russia is fighting the threat of terrorism.