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  • US combat role in Iraq not off table, Gen. Dempsey says

    WASHINGTON The nation's top military commander refused Friday to back off his controversial stance in Senate testimony that he would recommend committing U.S. troops to combat in Iraq if he believed they were needed to help defeat Islamic State militants....
  • More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey: Deputy PM

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday....
  • Kurds, fleeing city besieged by Islamic State, clash with Turkish police

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish refugees desperate to flee advances by the Islamic State into the encircled Kurdish stronghold of Kobane fought with Turkish police Sunday as the siege that began last week became increasingly dire. Kobane is surrounded on three sides...
  • Pope, on trip to mainly Muslim Albania, condemns Islamist militants

    TIRANA Albania (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said on Sunday no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armor of God". Francis made his comments during a one-day visit...
  • Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State

    Turkey says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by Islamic State
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday no ransom had been paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State but he declined to be drawn on whether their release freed Turkey's hand to take a more active stance against...
  • Turkey president: No ransom paid to Islamic State for hostages' release

    Turkey president: No ransom paid to Islamic State for hostages' release
    President Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: U.N.

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighboring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between...
  • Islamic State tightens grip on Syrian border town; shells hit Turkey

    KARACA Turkey (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of the strategic town of Kobani on Syria's border with Turkey on Friday, pushing back Kurdish forces and sending shells into Turkish territory, witnesses said. The Sunni Muslim...
  • Islamic State siege of Syrian town threatens Turkey's Kurdish peace

    Islamic State siege of Syrian town threatens Turkey's Kurdish peace
    MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - The siege by Islamic State militants of a largely Kurdish Syrian border town has become a rallying point for Turkey's Kurds, not just against the Sunni insurgents but against the Turkish state, endangering a fragile peace...
  • Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.

    Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.
    With the dramatic aerial bombardment of militant positions in Syria on Tuesday, the Obama administration has expanded its offensive against Islamic State extremists to new but treacherous terrain. The U.S.-led air assault across a wide swath of northern...
  • Suspected French jihadis surrender to police after security failures

    PARIS/TOULOUSE (Reuters) - Three men suspected of joining Islamist militants in Syria gave themselves in to French authorities on Wednesday after a day of high confusion which exposed security shortcomings in France, including poor collaboration with NATO...