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  • Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it would seize the personal identity cards of German radical Islamists it suspects of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadist forces there. Germany, like many other European countries, is...
  • U.N. Syria envoy to visit Russia next week

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura will visit Russia next week, the Moscow-based U.N. information center said on Friday. Russia, which has stood by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the three-year-old conflict, has objected...
  • U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame

     U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame
    Turkish-American relations reached their nadir last week. Turkey's failure to take a definitive stance on Islamic State has unleashed a torrent of criticism in Western media of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. Vice President Joe Biden...
  • Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria

    Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria
    Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Turkish and U.S. officials said last week that Islamic State was on the verge of...
  • U.S. holds direct talks with embattled Syrian Kurds

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department official held direct talks for the first time last weekend with a Syrian Kurdish group involved in the fight against Islamic State in Syria, including the besieged town of Kobani, the State Department said on...
  • In policy shift, US opens direct talks with Syrian Kurds

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that a U.S. official for the first time met with a representative of a Syrian Kurdish political party that's closely linked to a group on the U.S. terrorist list. State Department spokeswoman...
  • Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it had delivered its first medical supplies in a year to Palestinian refugees living in a camp in the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk in Syria. Around 20,000 people are...
  • With Syria at war, can Turkey and Ocalan still bring Kurds peace?

    ISTANBUL/SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - As southeast Turkey's Kurds rioted last week in fury at Ankara's refusal to rescue the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from advancing Islamists, it was to Abdullah Ocalan that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu turned for help....
  • U.S. seeks more from China, Asian Muslim nations, on Islamic State

    WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will seek greater cooperation from China and Southeast Asia's main Muslim states, Indonesia and Malaysia, in the campaign against Islamic State and staunching the flow of foreign fighters...
  • U.S. says it conducts 14 air strikes against Islamic State near Kobani

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military fighter and bomber planes carried out 14 air strikes against Islamic State targets near the Syrian border town of Kobani on Wednesday and Thursday, the U.S. military's Central Command said. The air strikes appear to...
  • Iraq, Syria refugees from Islamic State get winter aid kits: agency

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of refugees in Iraq and Syria, fleeing attacks by Islamic State, will be given emergency winter kits to help them cope with the approach of cold, rainy weather, an international aid agency said on Thursday....