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  • Fight in Syrian city hits home with Kurds across Turkish border

    Fight in Syrian city hits home with Kurds across Turkish border
    Medics hastened into a hospital here Friday bearing several stretchers holding bloodied Kurdish fighters, including an unconscious woman combatant and a man suffering head trauma, his mouth a pulpy mess. All arrived in an ambulance after fierce clashes...
  • U.S. calls on Turkey's military as Islamic State moves on border town

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants more participation from Turkey in the campaign against Islamic State militants, saying the country could help with a range of military issues that include allowing U.S. aircraft to use its bases and training and...
  • 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...
  • Fighters from 80-plus countries in Syria may pose threats on return

    As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalized nationals will bring terrorist plots home with them when the battles are over....
  • White House grapples with limits of air campaign in Iraq and Syria

    As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish. "Airstrikes alone...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • U.S.-led coalition boosts airstrikes on Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    U.S.-led coalition boosts airstrikes on Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    The U.S.-led coalition arrayed against Islamic State fighters conducted its most extensive air assault to date Tuesday against the extremists besieging a northern Syrian city, which Turkey’s president described as being on the verge of collapse....