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  • Ruling party nominee wins Turkish house speaker post

    Turkey's parliament has elected the ruling party's candidate as its new speaker with the tacit support of a right-wing nationalist party, a move that represents a serious gesture to the ruling party as Turkey heads toward coalition-building talks....
  • A short chronology of the Islamic State group

    April 18, 2010 — U.S. and Iraqi forces kill two top leaders of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the terror group's new leader. March 2011 — Syrian conflict erupts following an uprising against President Bashar Assad...
  • Turkish police use water cannons to clear gay pride rally

    Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square on Sunday, forcing the thousands of demonstrators to gather several blocks away. Two people were injured, according to the Dogan news...
  • Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday they had expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces. The Sunni extremists blasted...
  • Islamic State militants attack 2 cities in northern Syria

    After weeks of setbacks, militants from the Islamic State group launched swift counteroffensives Thursday on predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria, killing and wounding dozens and setting off car bombs, activists and officials said. The two-...
  • 18 tourists hurt in Turkish hot air balloon accident

    A Turkish medical official says that 18 tourists were hospitalized after a hot air balloon accident in the Cappadocia area of central Turkey. District medical director Dr. Rahim Unlubay says that none of the tourists is in a critical situation. Nine have...
  • Islamic State said to kill scores in Syrian border city

    Islamic State said to kill scores in Syrian border city
    Islamic State jihadists engaged in a bloody rampage in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Kobani and its environs on Friday, officials said, executing at least 142 civilians before withdrawing as vicious fighting continued in the town for a second day....
  • Amid new IS offensive, scores die in Syrian town

    Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as reports mounted that at least 120 civilians, including women and children, have been killed by the extremist group since it...
  • Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town

     Activists: Islamic State fighters kill 200 civilians in Syrian town
    Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and children, before they were killed or driven out by Kurdish forces, activists said on Saturday. Kurdish activist...
  • IMF: Greece misses $1.8 billion loan payment

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): ___ 1:21 a.m. The International Monetary Fund says Greece missed a $1.8 billion debt payment Tuesday, becoming the first developed country to default on a loan to the lending agency....
  • US moves its Syrian air campaign to the west

    ISTANBUL The United States has opened a new front in northern Syria, bombing Islamic State targets in two locations near the Turkish border away from Kobani, the Kurdish enclave that has been the main focus of U.S. airstrikes the past nine months. The U....