Syrian Forces Recapture Ancient City Of Palmyra From Islamic State Syrian government forces recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday, scoring an important victory over Islamic State fighters who waged a 10-month reign of terror there and dealing the group its first major defeat since an international agreement to battle terrorism in the fractured nation took effect last year.
U.S. Officials: ISIS' 2nd In Command Killed By U.S. Special ForcesAbd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, also known as Abou Ala al-Aafri and Haji Imam, was a senior member of ISIS, and was a founding member of al Qaeda in Iraq, CBS News reported.
CBS News: Top ISIS Leader 'Omar The Chechen' Likely Killed In US Airstrike In SyriaA top leader for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria was likely killed in a U.S. airstrike in northeastern Syria last week.
Refugee Family From War-Torn Syria Grateful To Be Resettled In New JerseyGovernor Chris Christie has insisted that New Jersey and the U.S. should not accept Syrian refugees, not even children under the age of 5.
Iranian Foreign Minister: Key Issues Unresolved Ahead Of UN Conference On SyriaThe latest international conference on Syria is planned for Friday morning at the United Nations, but hours ahead of it, Iran's foreign minister said there ``seems to be no agreement'' on two key issues.
Christie: Obama's Approach On ISIS 'Naive And Gravely Dangerous'"This is a cult of evil, everyone," he said of the Islamic State group in a speech Tuesday to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Obama, Hollande Pledge Solidarity Against ISISPresident Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande opened talks Tuesday about expanding the international campaign against the Islamic State.
Obama Administration Assures Governors Refugee Vetting Is RigorousThe Obama administration is assuring governors that refugees who come to the United States in its resettlement program undergo a "rigorous security vetting process,'' particularly if they are fleeing from Syria.
GOP Candidates Disavow Trump's Call For Muslim DatabaseRepublican presidential candidates on Friday swiftly condemned Donald Trump's call for requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database, drawing a sharp distinction with the GOP front-runner.
Suspected Paris Attacks Mastermind Identified; U.S. Announces Intelligence-Sharing Plan With FranceA French official identified the suspected mastermind as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud while a nearly 12-minute video shows unidentified fighters praising Friday's attacks in Paris.
Military: US 'Reasonably Certain' Jihadi John Is DeadThe world is waiting for confirmation that a U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in Syria killed the masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John."
Obama, Putin Meet One-On-One For First Time In Over 2 Years At UNPresident Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake.

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