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  • British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria

    British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria
    Three British girls who left their homes to join the extremist group Islamic State are believed to have crossed into Syria, London police said Tuesday. Counter-terrorism officers said they have reason to believe that the three teenage friends are no...
  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria
    Police investigating the disappearance of three British teenage girls say they believe they are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria. Authorities believe the girls could be on their way to join the Islamic State group. British police...
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Turkey's border

    This is in response to "In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway" (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations portrayed and are...
  • N.C. killings linked to Islamophobia

    N.C. killings linked to Islamophobia
    As a result of rampant Islamophobia in much of the media, three Muslim-American honors students who extensively volunteered for charities were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Feb. 10 ("Police investigate hate crime theory after 3 slain in N.C.,"...
  • U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels

    U.S. Embassy: Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and arm Syrian rebels
    Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed...
  • Suspect in attack on French soldiers had been turned away by Turkey

    A man who was sent home from Turkey last week attacked three soldiers with a knife outside a Jewish community center in southern France on Tuesday, injuring two of them, officials said. The suspect, identified in French news reports as Moussa Coulibaly,...
  • Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

    Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China
    Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
  • Battered Syrian city deals with post-victory reality check

    Battered Syrian city deals with post-victory reality check
    Bullet casings litter the streets, unexploded mortar shells burrow into the pavement. Disfigured buildings stretch block after block. An Islamic State fighter's body lies beside an outhouse, a grimace etched into his face, fingers frozen and clawing...
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....
  • Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims

    Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims
    Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook. When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...