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  • Islamic State frees 49 Turks held since June; Turkey says it didn't pay ransom

    ISTANBUL Forty-nine hostages seized in June by Islamist militants from the Turkish consulate in Mosul, Iraq, were freed early Saturday in northern Syria and brought back to Turkey, the Turkish government said. Turkey's MIT national intelligence agency,...
  • Islamic State backs up force in Syria with threats, taunting calls

    YUMURTALIK Turkey (Reuters) - Khaled Baki phones the number of a fellow Kurdish fighter and gets through to the Islamic State militants who say they beheaded her. Baki's friend, one of the Kurdish forces' many female soldiers, disappeared as she fought...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action in Syria and Iraq, but no sign it'll come soon

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey Turkish lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly approved a possible deployment of Turkish ground forces in Syria and opened the door to basing foreign troops in Turkey. But when and if Turkey will act to join the U.S.-led war against the...
  • U.S., allies face 'long fight' against Islamic State, Biden says

    CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) - The battle to stop Islamic State militants' advance in Syria and Iraq is going to be a "hell of a long fight" for the United States and its coalition partners, Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday. But Biden defended...
  • Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town
    Turkey's parliament authorized the government on Thursday to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey. The vote gives the government...
  • Turkey to allow army to fight in Syria and Iraq, but blocks Kurds

    Turkish lawmakers Thursday approved allowing ground troops into Syria and Iraq, as riot police prevented Kurdish defenders from reaching the besieged Syrian border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish residents. “It’s...
  • Turkey's top court annuls part of law tightening Internet controls: media

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Constitutional Court annulled on Thursday part of a law tightening government control of the Internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority, local media reported. The law, passed by parliament last month, had...
  • Turkish parliament gives nod for possible military action in Syria, Iraq

    ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish parliament approved a motion on Thursday enabling the government to authorize cross-border military incursions into Iraq and Syria to battle Islamic State militants, although there was little sign that such action was...
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action, but no sign of movement at Syrian border

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey The Turkish Parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of ground troops into Syria or Iraq to fight Islamic extremists or separatist fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The new war powers act also opens the way for...
  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border

    Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border
    The crowd scanned the opposite side of the valley, looking for signs of movement across the border in the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish inhabitants. "I've been coming here every day," a 40-year-old man who goes by the...
  • Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

    Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday. Kurdish troops known as peshmerga overran Rabia, a border...