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February 13, 2015 1:13 PM Oil-rich Kurdish region facing economic headwinds -

Oil work is continuing in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq as military pressure pushes back the insurgency waged by the group calling itself the Islamic State. A late 2014 budget agreement with the federal government added further momentum to the region's oil sector. The World Bank, in an 87-page report, said the stable security environment before 14

February 13, 2015 12:06 PM German police in Serbia to try to stem migrant exodus to EU

Serbian border police officers detain Kosovo migrants near the northern Serbian town of Subotica, not far from the border between Serbia and Hungary, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. Serbian security forces have stepped up patrols and deployed an elite unit on the border with Hungary, trying to prevent an illegal flow of migrants that has triggered alarm in many European 25

February 13, 2015 11:51 AM U.N. envoy says Assad part of solution for easing Syria violence

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy for Syria said on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad must be part of the solution for easing violence in Syria, and he would continue discussions with him after talks in Damascus earlier this week. The envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is struggling to advance a proposal that would freeze fighting in the northern city of Aleppo 26

February 13, 2015 11:42 AM German Police in Serbia to Try to Stem Migrant Exodus to EU

Some 20 German police officers have joined Serbian security forces on Serbia's border with Hungary to try to halt a torrent of migrants that has alarmed many European Union countries. The Germans, equipped with vehicles with thermal vision cameras, were starting their patrols Friday. In the last few months, tens of thousands of mostly Kosovo Albanians 14

February 12, 2015 10:29 PM Officials Fear Syrian Refugees Could Pose Threat to US

Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,” the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday 32

February 12, 2015 1:40 PM US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians -

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say. Kayla Mueller, 26, traveled to the Palestinian territories, Israel and other countries before deciding a couple of years ago that it was her calling 16

February 11, 2015 5:20 PM Worldwide Social Media Outrage After Muslim Students Killed In North Carolina

The fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon has prompted uproar around the world, particularly from Muslims in the Middle East who say U.S. media coverage of stories involving Muslims is often biased. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, surrendered to police after allegedly killing 23-year-old Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor 17

February 11, 2015 4:40 PM Instead of Seeking Revenge, We Must Fight ISIS by Advancing Ideologies of Human Solidarity

The excruciating death of our pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh, at the hands of Daesh/ISIS militants has rallied Jordanians and the world at large. Much like "Je suis Charlie," "We are all Muath" as well. The truth of these proclamations is evident but the mission to which they call us is more intricate and transformative than the international media portrays 19

February 11, 2015 2:49 PM Hezbollah, Syrian forces and Iranian officers approach Israeli border in fight against rebels

Hezbollah, Syrian army forces and Iranian officers have drawn close to the border with Israel in the Golan Heights in their fight against Syrian rebels, AFP reported on Wednesday, citing state media reports and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "Regime troops and their Hezbollah-led allies are advancing in the area linking Daraa, Quneitra and Damascus 31

February 11, 2015 12:32 PM Serbia Tries to Stop Massive Migrant Exodus to EU

Serbian security forces stepped up patrols and deployed an elite unit Wednesday on its border with Hungary, trying to halt the flow of migrants that has triggered alarm in many European Union countries. The last six months has seen a massive exodus of mostly Kosovo Albanians fleeing poverty and unemployment in search for a better life in the European 31