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  • Kurds hanging on in Kobani as Islamic State presses offensive

    ISTANBUL Islamic State militants have captured about one-third of the city of Kobani in the last 24 hours, but Kurdish defenders are fighting fiercely to prevent their advance, Syrian opposition activists said Thursday. Islamic State forces captured a...
  • Turkey Playing Double Game With Kurds

    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 non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can match Stalin for...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

    Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
    Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a...
  • More funds needed for million Syrian refugees in Turkey: UNHCR

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a million Syrian refugees in Turkey may go without food, medicine and shelter unless there is an increase in international funding, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday. Turkey was already...
  • U.S. and allies carry out more airstrikes near Kobani, Syria

    U.S. and Arab allies again pounded Islamic State strongholds near Kobani, a Syrian border city on the brink of falling to the militants. Warplanes from the U.S. and United Arab Emirates carried out six strikes Tuesday and early Wednesday near the...
  • Kurds bury Kobani dead in makeshift graves over border

    SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - They died after fighting to defend Kobani. But such is the control Islamic State has around the Syrian Kurdish border town, their families have no idea when they might be able to get back to give them a proper burial there....
  • Two policemen killed in Turkey's east; fresh clashes erupt

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Two police officers were killed and a police chief was seriously wounded in an attack in Turkey's eastern province of Bingol on Thursday, CNN Turk television reported, while clashes elsewhere killed four protesters. The violence came...
  • Islamic State fighters renew assault on Syrian city; 21 dead in Turkey

    Islamic State fighters renew assault on Syrian city; 21 dead in Turkey
    Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday night, and at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring Turkey where Kurds rose up against the government for doing nothing to protect their kin....
  • Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington

    Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington
    Vice President Joe Biden has had to apologize, twice, to two key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. It wasn't because he lobbed false accusations at them. It was because he accidentally told some inconvenient truths. Speaking at the...
  • EU chastises Turkey over interference in courts, freedom of speech

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reprimanded EU candidate Turkey on Wednesday for political meddling in the judiciary, saying a response to a government corruption scandal has harmed the independence of the judiciary and weakened civil rights. The...
  • Kurds, radical Islamists clash in Germany, 14 injured

    HAMBURG Germany (Reuters) - German police used water cannon to stop clashes between hundreds of Kurds and radical Islamists in Hamburg overnight, and 14 people were injured and another 22 arrested, authorities said on Wednesday. Around 400 Kurds had...