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  • More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003

    More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003
    France is ready to wage airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia will open its bases to train Syrian opposition fighters. Most Middle East and Persian Gulf states have pledged to support a common stand against terrorism and...
  • Kerry to visit Turkey to bolster campaign against Islamic State

    ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey on Friday as part of a tour of the Middle East to rally efforts to tackle the Islamic State militant group, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. Turkey is...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • Fitch sees populist policy, pressure on central bank ahead of Turkish election

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's central bank may face growing political pressure to cut interest rates despite rising inflation if the government pursues populist economic policies in the run-up to a general election next June, Fitch warned on Thursday....
  • Islamic State's financial independence poses quandary for its foes

    BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - Sometimes they came pretending to buy things. Sometimes they texted, sometimes they called, but the message was always the same: "Give us money." Months before they took control of the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, Islamic...
  • Syrian Kurdish fighters pushing back Islamic State on their own

    Syrian Kurdish fighters pushing back Islamic State on their own
    The Kurdish fighter perched on the roof of a schoolhouse pocked with holes from bullets and tank rounds, pointing across a rubble field toward several grain silos blasted open by shell fire. "They came at us from there with tanks and Hummers, but we...
  • Turkey snubs possible energy deals with Israel after Gaza offensive

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is unlikely to sign any energy deals with Israel for the construction of a gas pipeline to Turkey because of a deepening political rift over Israel's Gaza offensive, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday. Ties...
  • Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation

    Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation
    Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the exact dates and the program for the trip,...
  • Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance

    Potential U.S. allies? Syrian rebel groups at a glance
    President Obama has said a key part of his strategy to degrade and defeat Islamic State militants will be working with moderate Syrian opposition groups. He has called on Congress to authorize $500 million to train and arm Syrian rebels to become America'...
  • Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just Islamic State but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday....
  • Turkish president Erdogan appoints divisive aide as economic adviser

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Newly inaugurated Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has appointed his close aide Yigit Bulut to be his chief economics adviser, his office said on Saturday, a move likely to alarm investors already concerned over the management of the...