Tom Perry

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:53
A powerful jihadist group has crushed a Free Syrian Army rebel faction in northwestern Syria, in an attack that threatens to deal a critical blow to the more moderate wing of the Syrian rebellion and derail new Russian-backed peace talks.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:21
A smoldering confrontation between Syrian armed groups backed by the United States but hostile to each other is escalating, complicating the fight against Islamic State in the war-torn country. Syrian Arab rebels under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner say they are in a growing struggle against the Kurdish YPG militia that are helping the United States wage its campaign against IS in Syria.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:38
Lebanon's prime minister said on Monday a bomb attack at a major bank had harmed national security after an incident seen as a dangerous escalation of a crisis over a US law targeting the finances of Shiite group Hezbollah.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 05:38
Rebels battling the Syrian army and its allies near Aleppo said on Monday they had received new supplies of U.S.-made anti-tank missiles from states opposed to President Bashar al-Assad since the start of a major government offensive last week.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:50
Kurdish forces in Syria say deepening military coordination with the United States and its allies has helped them make rapid advances against Islamic State in an offensive under way in the northeast near the border with Iraq.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 07:40
The United States delivered more than $25 million worth of military aid including heavy artillery to the Lebanese army on Sunday to help it fight jihadist groups which have repeatedly battled with security forces near the Syrian border.
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 06:39
The U.S. military is planning to send more than 400 soldiers to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 06:20
Syrian rebel commander Abdulaziz says U.S. military training helped his men kill at least 15 Islamic State fighters in a recent battle near Aleppo. Three months earlier, a similar engagement had gone the other way, with two of his men killed.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 06:10
Sisi also expressed his support for a law criticized by rights groups for imposing tight restrictions on the right to demonstrate. "I say that anything needed for security and stability we will do."
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:42
Around 12,000 preachers not approved by the state had been removed from service, the statement added, without giving a timeframe. Last September, the minister of religious endowments said he aimed to bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics.