| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Year after year, the acts of Islamic militants grow more terrifying. Witness the 2012 point-blank shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the random slayings a year later of 60-plus shoppers at an upscale mall in Kenya.
The year 2014 was...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
| Jan 5, 2015
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Bullet casings litter the streets, unexploded mortar shells burrow into the pavement. Disfigured buildings stretch block after block.
An Islamic State fighter's body lies beside an outhouse, a grimace etched into his face, fingers frozen and clawing...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a...
| Jan 6, 2015
For Carla Renata, like is pretty sweet right now. Besides her role on the CW's "Hart of Dixie," which is in its final season, she has recurring roles on "Shake It Up," "How to Live with Your Parents" and "Mr. Box Office." A graduate of Howard University,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:00 PM
A woman wearing a face veil carried out a suicide bombing near one of Istanbul's most famous tourist sites Tuesday, killing one police officer and wounding another.
The bombing took place in a police station near the famed Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:34 PM
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.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 7:08 PM
In some of their latest anti-Israel and anti-Semitic diatribes, Turkish leaders continue their verbal attacks on Israel's leaders and its people. The mayor of Ankara, Melih Gokcek, recommends closing Israel's consulate in Turkey because "We don't want a...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:56 PM
After months of delay, the Pentagon announced plans Friday to send several hundred U.S. troops to help train and equip Syrian rebel fighters to battle Islamic State militants.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said more than 1,000 U.S. trainers...