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  • U.S. denies Kurdish ally Salih Muslim's request to visit

    The Obama administration lavished praise this week on a Kurdish group in Syria that helped score a victory over Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobani after four months of fighting. But U.S. officials also made another gesture that...
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....
  • 2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville

    2014 in review: Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Romeoville
    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...
  • Paris terror attacks investigation points to international conspiracy

    The investigation into last week's terror attacks in and around Paris has unearthed hints of foreign militant involvement in planning, financing and arming the French-born gunmen who killed 17 people in the deadliest attack on the country in decades....
  • France steps up security; officials suspect attackers had accomplices

    France steps up security; officials suspect attackers had accomplices
    Heavily armed soldiers patrolled a Jewish neighborhood and the base of the Eiffel Tower on Monday as France began the deployment of more than 10,000 troops on home soil and authorities said they believed that accomplices of the militants who launched twin...
  • Paris gunman linked to 3rd shooting on same day as newspaper massacre

    Paris gunman linked to 3rd shooting on same day as newspaper massacre
    A prosecutor says the shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a female police officer and four hostages at a kosher grocery. In a brief statement Sunday, the prosecutor...
  • Police: Up to 6 Paris terror suspects may still be at large

    As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said Monday. The disclosure came as France deployed 10,...
  • In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check

     In Turkey, Afghan migrant gives new arrivals a reality check
    In a decade of bouncing from Pakistan to Iran to Turkey, Sohrab Barati, 26, has come to know just about every possible fate likely to befall Afghan migrants as they inch toward Western Europe. Penniless families sleep in parks. Boys as young as 16...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    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...
  • Turkey's war on the press

    Turkey's war on the press
    When I first appeared in court after last month's raid on my newspaper in Istanbul and 80 hours of detention, I asked the judge: "Two columns and a news report: Is that all the evidence against me?" The judge replied, "Yes." It surely was an "I rest my...
  • Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives

    Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives
    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...