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  • Why isn't US tougher on Turkey's hesitance to fight Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON Last fall, when faced with questions about why NATO partner and regional ally Turkey wasn't pulling its weight in the fight against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that there was "no discrepancy" between U.S. and Turkish policy on the extremists and said Ankara would define its role on its own timetable.
  • Syrian troops and Hezbollah besiege border mountain resort

    Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturday under the cover of intense airstrikes by Syria's air forces, activists and official media outlets reported. The capture of...

    As Greece stands on the brink, the consequences are more than economic

    As Greece stands on the brink, the consequences are more than economic
    Tucked in a tough corner of Europe, Athens has been battling foreign invasions at least as long as records can tell the tale. So as this deeply divided nation prepares for a Sunday vote about whether to swallow more painful austerity from Europe, the...

    Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

    At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-...

    IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An IS statement, released late Thursday, said the six busts were found when the smuggler was...