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  • Romanian leader slams PM's attendance at European Games

    Romania's president says he didn't know the Romanian prime minister would attend the European Games, which most European Union leaders have avoided because of concerns about host Azerbaijan's human rights record. Premier Victor Ponta traveled to Baku,...
  • As fighting rages in Syrian border town, Turkey braces for new flood of refugees

    Kurdish fighters claimed to be closing in on Islamic State extremists holed up in a strategic Syrian frontier town Monday as Turkey was hit with a new influx of terrified civilians fleeing the fighting. The developments came one day after thousands of...
  • 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,...
  • Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90

    Suleyman Demirel, ex-president and seven-time prime minister of Turkey, dies at 90
    Suleyman Demirel, one of the dominant figures in Turkey's politics for the past half-century, died early Wednesday, hospital officials said. He was 90. Demirel died at Ankara's Guven Hospital of heart failure and a respiratory tract infection, doctors...
  • 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...
  • Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel dead at 90

    Suleyman Demirel was a master pragmatist whose remarkable talent for staying on top of Turkish politics saw him survive two coups, serve seven terms as Turkey's prime minister and cap his career with the presidency. Unusually in Turkey's polarized...
  • Over 100,000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, regions biggest

    Thousands of bare-chested muscular men, drag queens in heavy makeup and high heels, women in colorful balloon costumes and others partied at Tel Aviv's annual gay pride parade on Friday, the largest event of its kind in the region. Well over 100,000...
  • American who died in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'

    American who died  in Syria 'believed in opposing evil'
    Several months ago, Keith Broomfield informed startled relatives that he had decided to join the fight against Islamic State. The 36-year-old Massachusetts native, who worked at the family manufacturing business, didn't know anyone in Syria or Iraq...