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  • Erdogan approves law tightening Turkey's Internet controls

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan approved a law tightening government control of the Internet and expanding the powers of the telecoms authority late on Thursday, part of the first legislative package he has effected as head of state....
  • Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

    DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into...
  • Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat. Militant groups that...
  • U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

    The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S....
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

    French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State
    French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. President ...
  • Muslim Brotherhood exiles' exit from Qatar could ease regional quarrel

    At least seven officials and clerics associated with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are leaving Qatar, members of the group said Saturday, in a move that could mark an easing of a bitter regional quarrel over the Persian Gulf monarchy’s sheltering...
  • Islamic State opens major push to seize Kurdish-held town in northern Syria

    ISTANBUL Islamic State forces have mounted a major offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, occupying more than a dozen villages in an apparent attempt to capture another border crossing with Turkey, the local government said Thursday. The villages are...
  • More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003

    More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003
    France is ready to wage airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia will open its bases to train Syrian opposition fighters. Most Middle East and Persian Gulf states have pledged to support a common stand against terrorism and...
  • U.S. banks on strong Iraq coalition, but allies are hesitant

    PARIS (Reuters) - The United States says it is "comfortable" it can forge an international coalition to fight Islamic State, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant, it risks finding itself out on a limb. President Barack Obama this week...
  • Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's...
  • Turkey's Erdogan to seek Gulen extradition in Obama talks: media

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will seek the extradition of his ally-turned-foe, U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama at the NATO summit on Friday, Turkish media reports said....