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  • Turkish foreign minister says Kobani corridor for weapons, fighters unrealistic: France 24

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday that a corridor allowing weapons and volunteer fighters from Turkey to reach Kobani, the Syrian border town under attack from Islamic State fighters, was unrealistic. Speaking to France 24,...
  • U.S. general sees bigger role 'advising and assisting' Iraqi forces

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. troops will probably need to play a bigger role "advising and assisting" Iraqi forces on the ground in the future, the highest ranking U.S. military officer said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. U.S. forces have been...
  • Islamic State suicide bombers kill 28 Kurds; police chief assassinated

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Islamic State bombers assassinated an Iraqi provincial police chief and killed 28 people in an attack on a Kurdish security headquarters on Sunday, a second straight day of mass attacks that killed scores. The two attacks,...
  • Triple bombing in northern Iraq kills at least 58 people

    A series of bomb blasts Sunday targeting a compound housing Kurdish security and intelligence forces in the northeast Iraq province of Diyala killed at least 58 people and wounded scores more, according to Iraqi officials. A suicide bomber detonated...
  • Kurdish leader threatens Turkish peace deal collapse

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Kurdish militant has threatened Turkey with a new Kurdish revolt if it sticks with its current policy of non-intervention in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobani. Kurdish forces allied to the Kurdistan Workers' Party...
  • U.S. Defense Secretary sees long-term fight against Islamic State

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Saturday that the embattled Syrian city of Kobani was a very difficult problem but added that air strikes had made some progress in driving back Islamic State militants. Kurdish forces...
  • Three car bombs kill as many as 40 in Baghdad

    Three car bombs exploded in rapid succession in Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital late Saturday, killing as many as 40 people as U.S. airstrikes continued to hit Islamic State militants in western and northern Iraq. The car bombings...
  • Suicide bomber kills 11 in market north of Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt in a market north of Baghdad on Saturday, killing 11 people and wounding 21 others, medical and police officials said. The attack took place about 28 km (17 miles) north of the capital,...
  • Did members of terrorist group cross Mexican border? Answer remains unclear

    WASHINGTON A series of statements this week from Obama administration officials have left a murky picture about whether four people caught last month crossing the United States border from Mexico had ties to terrorist groups. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-...
  • Some Senate candidates seize on terrorism as campaign issue

    Far behind in the polls and in need of a bump, a Republican running for Senate in New Mexico recently turned to the image of the knife-wielding Islamic State militant who beheaded an American journalist, building a campaign advertisement that flashes on...
  • Kobani's fall would be symbolic setback for Obama Syria strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's not a particularly strategic location, the United States and its allies never pledged to defend it, and few people outside the region had even heard of it before this month.     But the symbolism of U.S.-led airstrikes failing...