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  • U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

    U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey
    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on...
  • Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process

    Turkey bombs Kurdish hideaways as tension threatens peace process
    Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish insurgent hideaways in the country’s remote eastern regions Tuesday, threatening the delicate peace process between Ankara and the nation’s ethnic Kurdish minority. The strikes are the first of their kind...
  • Obama to meet with 20 foreign defense chiefs on Islamic State threat

    President Obama will meet with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday to discuss strategy in the battle against Islamic State militants. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the objective of the meeting is to develop...
  • Anger as wounded Kurdish fighters die stranded at Turkish border

    SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - With medical supplies depleted in the war-ravaged north Syrian town of Kobani, Kurdish activist Blesa Omar rushed three comrades wounded in battle against Islamic State fighters straight to the border to dispatch them to a Turkish...
  • Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in southeast: media

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in southeast Turkey on Sunday in the first significant air operation against the militants since the launch of a peace process two years ago, Hurriyet news website...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Turkey denies it's agreed to let US use Incirlik base to strike Islamic State

    ISTANBUL In the latest sign of discord between two key NATO allies, Turkey on Monday formally denied news reports that it had agreed to open a major air base to U.S. and other coalition combat aircraft fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq....
  • Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria

    Turkey agrees to let U.S. planes use its bases for attacks on Syria
    Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. warplanes to use its air bases for missions in Syria, as well as provide rebels there with light arms and train them with infantry tactics for the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Sunday....
  • Government-backed candidates win in Turkish judicial vote

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Government-backed candidates won most seats in a top Turkish judicial body, election results showed on Monday, tightening President Tayyip Erdogan's control over the judiciary in a victory over his rival Fethullah Gulen. Eight out of...
  • Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq

    Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani, Syria, but militants hit Iraq
    Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The...
  • Three suicide attacks hit Kurdish town on Syria-Turkey border

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Three Islamic State fighters blew themselves up on Monday in Kobani near the Turkish border with Syria, a monitoring group said, with the hardline militants making slight advances inside the besieged Kurdish town. In one of the...