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  1. Pentagon Tests Lasers and Nets to Combat a Vexing Foe: ISIS Drones Washington, Today

    As deadly drone attacks by the Islamic State increase, American officials are experimenting with technologies that can destroy the weapons.

  2. Pressure Mounts on Iraqi Kurds to Cancel Independence Vote Foreign, September 21

    In a region where few people agree on anything, neighbors and allies are pressing the Kurds to delay a vote they say could unleash violence.

  3. British Police Make ‘Significant Arrest’ in Subway Bombing Foreign, September 16

    An 18-year-old man was detained in southeastern England, and the police searched at least one house about three miles from Heathrow Airport in London.

  4. Why the U.S. Allowed a Convoy of ISIS Fighters to Go Free Foreign, September 15

    American officials say the decision to end a two-week standoff involved a trade-off of competing priorities, and speaks to the complexity of the Syrian war.

  5. The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Terrify Op Ed, September 15

    Londoners like to “keep calm and carry on.” But there’s a problem with such insouciance.

  6. ‘Bucket Bomb’ Strikes London’s Vulnerable Underground Foreign, September 15

    The blast on a subway train caused panic and disrupted services; 29 people were injured. The city has suffered multiple terrorist attacks this year.

  7. ISIS Convoy Reportedly Crosses Syria, at Russia’s Request Foreign, September 13

    An Islamic State convoy of buses with fighters and family members aboard finally gets to ISIS territory in eastern Syria, after Russia asks American planes to stay away.

  8. For Iraq’s Long-Suffering Kurds, Independence Beckons Foreign, September 9

    A referendum on Kurdish independence is favored by Kurds and opposed by every major power in the region.

  9. The Last Days of ISIS’ Capital: Airstrikes if You Stay, Land Mines if You Flee Foreign, September 8

    A Times reporter travels to Raqqa, the wounded heart of the Islamic State, and finds residents trapped by airstrikes, artillery fire and land mines.

  10. No Relief for Islamic State Convoy Blocked in Syria Foreign, September 7

    “It has not reached Iraq and will not reach Iraq,” an American official said, though the military says food and water are reaching the militants and their families.

  11. A Funeral of 2 Friends: C.I.A. Deaths Rise in Secret Afghan War Washington, September 6

    The number of C.I.A. deaths in Afghanistan rivals those killed in the Southeast Asia conflicts of nearly a half-century ago.

  12. Pro-Government Forces in Syria Break ISIS Siege of Eastern City Foreign, September 5

    Syrian forces and allied militias re-entered the strategically important city of Deir al-Zour, but it could still take weeks to retake the entire city from Islamic State fighters.

  13. He Aimed to Fight in Syria. ISIS Had a Broader Plan: Southeast Asia Foreign, September 3

    The Islamic State sent a young Indonesian to fight in the Philippines. His shocked family now reckons with his role.

  14. Suicide Attack Kills Seven at Iraqi Power Station Foreign, September 2

    At least three gunmen wearing explosive vests attacked the state-run power station near Samarra, forcing it to shut down.

  15. ISIS Is on Its Heels, but Fighting to the Death Washington, September 2

    American officials say the pace of the fight against the Islamic State is not slowing, even as the militants’ territory continues to shrink.

  16. Tal Afar After Liberation From ISIS: Battered but Still Standing Foreign, September 1

    Iraqi commanders attributed the comparatively light damage to an escape corridor they had purposely left so the fighters would flee into the desert.

  17. Stranded ISIS Convoy Symbolizes Militants’ Stalled Campaign Foreign, September 1

    The Islamic State’s convoy, chased around Syria for five days with nowhere to go, has become emblematic of the militants’ declining fortunes.

  18. In City of Ruins, Philippines’ Battle Against ISIS Rages On Foreign, September 1

    Times journalists went to a newly captured part of Marawi, finding profound destruction in the Philippine city and despair among the civilians forced out of it.

  19. Officials Eye Euphrates River Valley as Last Stand for ISIS Washington, August 31

    Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.

  20. Islamic State Convoy Remains Stuck in Syria Foreign, August 31

    A convoy of 308 Islamic State militants has nowhere to go, with angry ISIS comrades in front of them, a broken Syrian deal behind and U.S. bombers overhead.

  21. ISIS Loses Another City to U.S.-Backed Iraqi Forces Foreign, August 31

    The battle for Tal Afar, which lasted just 11 days, was another sign that the militant group’s days of administering territory are numbered.

  22. U.S. Airstrikes Block Convoy Transferring ISIS Fighters Foreign, August 30

    American airstrikes stranded a convoy of 670 ISIS militants in the middle of Syria, as other warplanes bombed fighters coming to their rescue.

  23. Queens Man Is Charged With Trying to Enter Syria to Join ISIS Metro, August 29

    Before his arrest, Parveg Ahmed had been stopped and questioned at Kennedy Airport about social media posts praising ISIS.

  24. Lebanon Frees Hundreds of ISIS Fighters in Exchange for Soldiers’ Bodies World, August 28

    The Islamic State militants are being taken to eastern Syria in a deal for the remains of eight people thought to be Lebanese soldiers.

  25. Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and Syrian Army Declare Cease-Fire With ISIS World, August 27

    The Lebanese Army announced a truce to try to recover soldiers. Separately, Hezbollah and its Syrian allies said Islamic State fighters had surrendered.

  26. ‘I’m Not Afraid’: Barcelona Holds Peace Rally After Deadly Attacks World, August 26

    Hundreds of thousands marched in Barcelona for a peace rally after last week’s attack on Las Ramblas, the city’s most famous promenade.

  27. Graves Fill an Afghan Mosque’s Garden After a Terrorist Attack World, August 26

    The death toll of an Islamic State attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul rose to at least 40, and some of the victims were buried in the mosque’s garden.