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  • 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...
  • Related story: Airstrikes, street battles rock the Syrian city of Kobani

    Related story: Airstrikes, street battles rock the Syrian city of Kobani
    Explosions from apparent U.S.-led airstrikes rocked the besieged Syrian city of Kobani again Thursday, amid reports of intense street battles between advancing Islamist militants and the town’s Kurdish defenders. Extremists with the group...
  • Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria

    Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria
    Kurdish civilians in Turkey gaze skyward as warplanes rumble above the embattled city of Kobani, just across the border in Syria. Late Wednesday afternoon, a massive explosion shakes a hilltop where, a few days ago, Islamic State militants had raised...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • Did members of terrorist group cross Mexican border? Answer remains unclear

    WASHINGTON A series of statements this week from Obama administration officials have left a murky picture about whether four people caught last month crossing the United States border from Mexico had ties to terrorist groups. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-...
  • U.N. envoy calls on Turkey to prevent Srebrenica-style massacre in Kobani

    GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy called on Turkey on Friday to help prevent a slaughter in the Syrian border town of Kobani at the hands of Islamic State fighters, saying he feared a repeat of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre when thousands died. Staffan de...
  • Antalya Film Festival Nurtures Cinema's Young Turks

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Half a century ago, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival was launched to boost production of quality Turkish pics by showcasing them alongside global standouts in an international movie industry milieu. That plan seems to...
  • Turkey's Culture Ministry Aims To Broaden the Appeal of Turkish Films

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Turkish cinema is experiencing a burst of energy. A new generation of filmmakers is getting notice on the festival circuit, making for a lively, vibrant film scene. The most recent example is "Sivas," a potent first feature by...
  • Turkey to support training, equipping Syrian opposition: U.S.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey has agreed to support the training and equipping of moderate opposition groups in Syria, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, saying a U.S. military planning team would visit Ankara next week to further talks on the...
  • Kobani's fall would be symbolic setback for Obama Syria strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's not a particularly strategic location, the United States and its allies never pledged to defend it, and few people outside the region had even heard of it before this month.     But the symbolism of U.S.-led airstrikes failing...
  • Fight With Islamic State Requires Persistence

    What happens when an American plan for limited war against the Islamic State meets the savage reality of combat, as happened this week when the extremists pounded Kurdish fighters just inside Syria's border with Turkey? The cry rose in Washington and...