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  • Islamic State opens multi-pronged offensive in northern Syria

    Islamic State opens multi-pronged offensive in northern Syria
    Islamic State fighters on Thursday attacked Kobani, the Syrian town on the Turkish border they besieged for months before being repulsed in January by Kurdish militias assisted by punishing airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. The Kobani strike was...
  • Islamic State militants attack 2 cities in northern Syria

     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...
  • Kurdish gains over militants at Syrian border spur warnings from Turkey

    Through a haze of dust obscuring the frontier, the flags of victorious Kurdish fighters and their allies fly over the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, newly wrested from Islamic State militants. But amid the rejoicing that erupted in the Kurdish...
  • Turkish lawmakers sworn in as coalition questions loom

    Turkey's lawmakers were sworn in to office during a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday, an early step in what could be a drawn-out coalition-building process. The country's 550 newly elected parliamentarians ascended to the podium one-by-one to take the...
  • Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

    Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein...
  • Turkey says 6 migrants drown off Greek island of Kos

    Authorities in the Turkish city of Izmir say six migrants drowned in waters off the nearby Greek island of Kos. The Izmir governorship said Wednesday that six coast guard vessels and a helicopter were involved in a rescue of migrants off a sinking ship...
  • Kurds find Islamic State group tunnel near Turkish border

    Kurdish forces have discovered a 400-meter (440-yard) long tunnel dug by Islamic State group militants near the Turkish border with Syria, a spokesman for the militia said Monday. Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, discovered the half-completed...
  • Question mark over Erdogan as Turk parties jockey for power

    Two weeks after Turkey's parliamentary elections, experts agree on one thing: No one really knows what's going to happen next. Turkey's June 7 election left Turkey's long-ruling Justice and Development Party, known by Turkish acronym AKP, short of the...
  • Turkish police arrest 3, seize radioactive material

    Turkish news agencies say that authorities have arrested two Georgian citizens who tried to enter the Turkey with radioactive material, including cesium. State-run Anadolu Agency says a woman identified only as N.K., aged 43, and a man, I.A., 40, were...
  • Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dead at 90

    Suleyman Demirel was a master pragmatist whose remarkable talent for staying on top of Turkish politics saw him survive two coups, serve seven terms as Turkey's prime minister and cap his career with the presidency. Unusually in Turkey's polarized...