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  • Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

    ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State...
  • US drops weapons, supplies to Kurdish forces at Kobani, defying Turkey

    WASHINGTON In a move that marked a break with a key NATO ally, the U.S. dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies Sunday to Kurdish forces fighting to defend the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State. The word came only hours after...
  • U.S. air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani

    U.S. air-drops weapons for Kurdish fighters near Kobani
    The U.S. military said it had air-dropped arms to Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants near Kobani on Sunday in what appeared to be the Pentagon's first public acknowledgment it has provided lethal aid to the rebels. The U.S. Central Command...
  • Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani

    Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani
    Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists. "I thought that if they...
  • Australian minister says special forces will go to Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australia has reached an agreement with Iraq for its special forces to support Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday. "We have reached an agreement for a legal...
  • Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

    URFA Turkey (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday. Islamic...
  • Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq, says U.N. report

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Iraq should stop its widespread use of the death penalty, which is unjust, flawed and only fuels the violence it purports to deter, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday. Sixty people were hanged in Iraq by the end of August...
  • Brown on a deliberate march toward goal years in the making

    Brown on a deliberate march toward goal years in the making
    Democrat Anthony G. Brown can readily list the criticisms of his public persona, but he finds the characterization a bit perplexing. Stiff, stuffy, stilted. "I'm always amazed how people say, 'Well, he seems so scripted.'" Brown said. "As if I wake up...
  • In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned

    In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned
    ‎Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots. "I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
  • Iraqi parliament approves defense, interior ministers, state TV says

    The Iraqi parliament on Saturday approved a Sunni Muslim to become defense minister and a Shi'ite to be interior minister, state television said, as part of a more inclusive government to help tackle Islamist insurgents. Six Kurdish members of the...
  • Coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey

    Coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey
    U.S.-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's center and hit border areas within Turkey....