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  • Syria-linked militants release Lebanese soldier: sources, media

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants have released a Lebanese soldier they seized last month from a town at the border with Syria where they have clashed with the Lebanese army, security sources and state media said on Wednesday. It was not...
  • Turkey, frustrated with West, clings to fading vision for the Middle East

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Frustrated by Western failure to heed his advice in Syria and Iraq and still smarting over the collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu makes no apology for a foreign policy that has left...
  • Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

    Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday. Kurdish troops known as peshmerga overran Rabia, a border...
  • Kurdish troops, backed by US, British aircraft, recapture key town on Syrian border

    IRBIL, Iraq Kurdish militia have captured a strategic border town on the route between the Islamic State-held cities of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq as part of a three-front offensive launched to retake territory lost to the group over the summer,...
  • New hostage crisis for Turkey: Islamic State surrounds troops at shrine

    SANLIURFA, Turkey A new potential conflict arose Tuesday between Turkey and the Islamic State when militants surrounded Turkish troops assigned to guard an ancient tomb in a small Turkish territory inside Syria. Yeni Safak, a pro-government daily, said...
  • Kurds at Turkish border see little hope Islamic State won't take Kobane

    YUMURTALIK, Turkey With Islamic State militants moving into the outskirts of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, an odd two-way traffic developed Tuesday across the Turkey-Syria border. Thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, abandoning their homes...
  • Walter Pincus: Islamic State's social media barbarism

    Walter Pincus: Islamic State's social media barbarism
    The Islamic State may practice medieval barbarism in Syria and Iraq, but its worldwide media operations are 21st century. It's active on social media, it has pamphlets, weekly illustrated magazines, billboards, T-shirts, baseball hats and even...
  • U.S. says wants Syria's Assad out despite focus on Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is focusing its efforts on defeating Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria but has not changed its position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations...
  • Islamic State gains could spark new wave of Syrian refugees: UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands more Syrians could be forced to flee their war-torn homeland if Islamic State fighters continue gaining ground, the U.N. aid chief warned on Tuesday as U.S.-led air strikes pound the extremist group. Valerie...
  • Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing

    Kurds drive Islamic State fighters from strategic border crossing
    Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists. The victory,...
  • Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful

    Britain calls its first airstrikes against Islamic State successful
    Britain conducted its first airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group on Tuesday, hitting two targets in northwest Iraq, British officials announced. Strikes by the Royal Air Force successfully took out a heavy weapons post and a nearby armed...