| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying. Witness the 2012 point-blank shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the random slayings a year later of 60-plus shoppers at an upscale mall in Kenya.
The year 2014 was...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:27 AM
ISTANBUL —Turkish police raided media outlets close to Muslim cleric living in exile in the Poconos on Sunday and detained 23 people nationwide in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him.
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.
A Turkish judge...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled Islamic State militants to take back the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it.
Seizing the town would restore the majority of territory Iraq's...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:18 PM
It was a busy year in our neck of southwest Chicagoland. As this calendar year wraps up, here is a roundup of the prominent local stories we wrote about in Plainfield, Bolingbrook and Romeoville.
Thanks for reading and send any news tips in 2015 to...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:05 AM
A Turkish high school student arrested on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan was released on Friday pending trial but could still face up to four years in prison if convicted, local media reported.
The 16-year-old was arrested after he read...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
TOKYO Living only nine miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which melted down in March 2011, dairy farmer Masami Yoshizawa said he was angry after he and his herd were exposed to high levels of radiation.
"About 200 cows died," said Yoshizawa,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists.
Since routing two of the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 7:09 PM
From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...