| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:27 AM
ISTANBUL —Turkish police raided media outlets close to Muslim cleric living in exile in the Poconos on Sunday and detained 23 people nationwide in operations against what President Tayyip Erdogan says is a network conspiring to topple him.
| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Turkish police arrested the editor in chief of the country’s largest daily newspaper, the head of a television station and more than two dozen others Sunday for being affiliated with U.S.-based dissident cleric Fethullah Gulen.
A Turkish judge...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In November, we witnessed four significant events in Syria.
First, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were routed by al-Qaida-affiliated groups from a stronghold in northeastern Syria.
Next, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State joined forces to gain...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:28 PM
New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time.
The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:34 PM
U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region.
Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Air strikes believed to have been carried out by U.S.-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in Syria's Raqqa province early Sunday as part of an assault to weaken Islamic State militants, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Syrian...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 4:48 AM
From the hilltop mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, a panoramic sweep of this modern capital shows skyscrapers, five-star hotels, bustling residential districts and, to the west, an extravagant new official residence...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The Bolingbrook teen’s plan to join terrorists in the Middle East was carefully laid out, with plane tickets connecting through Austria, a contact to take him across the Syrian border to the Islamic State stronghold and even a letter left for his...