Middle East

Syria backs global effort against Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS — Syria stands with a worldwide effort to combat the Islamic State, Foreign Minister Walid Moualem said yesterday, in a statement to the United Nations that...

UK seeks to join action, as air strikes continue

UK seeks to join action, as air strikes continue

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies have carried out air strikes on oil installations in eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants for a third straight night...

Global solar flight to start, end in Abu Dhabi

DUBAI — A Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft will start and attempt to finish its first round-the-world flight from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, a government...

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