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  • Iraqi Kurdish fighters to help battle extremists in Kobani, Syria

    Lawmakers in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish region on Wednesday approved the deployment of fighters known as peshmerga to aid fellow Kurds battling Islamic State militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani. The Kurdistan Parliament in Irbil,...
  • Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants

    Denver Somalis fear fallout from trio's apparent bid to join militants
    Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest. "I don't care if they are young, they should be prosecuted," said Mohammed, owner of Kin...
  • Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid

     Iraqi officials call for U.S. to step up airstrikes, military aid
    Senior Iraqi officials and commanders are calling for intensified U.S. airstrikes and more military aid, arguing that the 10-week-old American-led effort has been too modest to drive Islamic State fighters out of key towns and districts. The Iraqi...
  • Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

    Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad
    Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. The...
  • Kurdish exiles of Kobani, Syria, doubt Turkey's promise of help

    Kurdish exiles of Kobani, Syria, doubt Turkey's promise of help
    They make the daily trek to a stark hilltop overlooking their hometown, Kobani, once an anonymous Syrian border city but now the site of an epic battle beamed live globally via satellite trucks parked on the Turkish side. "I don't believe what the Turks...
  • An Islamic State stalemate

    The United States and its allies are no longer losing the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and in the Middle East, that counts as progress. In Syria, the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani, nearly given up for lost two weeks ago, has held off...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters passage into Syrian city
    For weeks, Washington has been nudging a reluctant Turkey to assume a more forceful role in President Obama's anti-militant coalition and come to the aid of Kurdish forces battling to push Islamic State fighters out of the besieged Syrian city of Kobani....
  • Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria

    Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to supply Kurds in Syria
    Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while the United States air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault. U.S. Secretary of State...
  • U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border

    U.S. airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border
    The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to...
  • Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani

    Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani
    Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists. "I thought that if they...