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  • After U.S. airdrop, Turkey agrees to let Iraqi Kurds cross to fight at Kobani

    ISTANBUL In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals, the Turkish foreign minister said. "We...
  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria
    Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault. U.S. Secretary of State...
  • U.N. would offer humanitarian support in Syria safe zones: Amos

    ANKARA (Reuters) - The United Nations would offer humanitarian assistance for proposed "safe zones" inside Syria even if they were created without a Security Council resolution, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official Valerie Amos said on Monday. An...
  • EU urges Turkey to open border to allow supplies to Kobani

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union urged Turkey on Monday to open its border to allow supplies to get through to residents of the Syrian border town of Kobani that is being besieged by Islamic State insurgents. EU governments also tightened...
  • U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border

    U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border
    The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to...
  • 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...
  • Kurdish hope for autonomy drives politics across four nations' boundaries

    WASHINGTON With its decision to drop ammunition and weapons to the defenders of the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border, the Obama administration has inserted the United States into one of the most complex territorial and ethnic disputes to roil...
  • Deepening U.S. commitment to Kobani ties Obama's Islamic State effort to Kurds' fate

    ISTANBUL The U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State, launched in August to stop the takeover of Iraqi Kurdistan and to rescue a trapped religious minority, has now become focused on a Syrian Kurdish enclave whose defenders are linked to a group...
  • 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...
  • Lebanon blocks Syrian refugees from entering: United Nations

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese government has cut back sharply on the number of Syrian refugees it is allowing into the country, the United Nations representative in Lebanon said on Saturday. Lebanon has the highest per capita concentration of...