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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...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    US officials say strike in Libya hit target, but uncertainty on fate of wanted al-Qaida leader Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target — the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas facility...
  • Kurdish fighters seize large parts of IS border stronghold

    U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters captured large sections of a strategic town on the Syria-Turkish border on Monday, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Islamic State group, which lost a key supply line for their nearby self-proclaimed capital. The seizure...
  • Turkish prison warden killed in attack at traffic lights

    Turkish media and officials say the warden of a high-security prison has been shot dead by unknown assailants who fired at his car as it stopped at traffic lights. The state-run Anadolu Agency says Ismet Akturk, who died in the attack early Tuesday,...
  • 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...
  • Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

    For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it to ferry foreign fighters to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa and sell oil on the black market. The loss of the town...
  • A slice of Turkish history: 'The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East' by Eugene Rogan

    "The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East" by Eugene Rogan; Basic Books (512 pages, $32) Given the critical role that Turkey plays and will play in the strategic Middle East, where the United States appears to be inextricably stuck in...