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  • Violence in Turkey's Kurdish region raises questions about peace talks

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Four weeks after the deadliest violence in decades swept Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast, there's little doubt who instigated the unrest that led to the deaths of innocent Kurdish civilians. The riots in Diyarbakir the...
  • U.S. airstrikes target militants in Syria plotting against West

    An overnight U.S. aerial assault in northern Syria struck Al Qaeda-linked extremists who were plotting to attack the West, the U.S. military said Thursday. Targeted was an Al Qaeda faction that U.S. authorities call the Khorasan Group, composed of...
  • Making enemies, one war at a time

    Making enemies, one war at a time
    "War," it's been said, "is God's way of teaching Americans geography." Maybe we do learn how to locate the countries we invade or bomb on a map. But recent experience indicates how much we don't know about those societies, and how slow we are at...
  • Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says

    Islamic State captured, beat Kurdish boys in Syria, rights group says
    The Islamic State militant group kidnapped and tortured dozens of boys in Syria this year, beating them with hoses or electrical cables and forcing them to watch videos of beheadings and combat, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The youths, ages 14 to...
  • Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants

    Smuggling boat sinks off Turkey, killing at least 24 migrants
    At least 24 refugees died in chilly, choppy waters off the Turkish coast after a smuggling vessel transporting them sank at the confluence of the Bosporus strait and the Black Sea, Turkish media reports said. Rescue teams said the overloaded boat was...
  • Slaughter of Anbar tribesmen shows weakness in US plan to beat Islamic State

    BAGHDAD For four grueling months, Naim al-Goud, his kinsmen and the local police fought off an Islamic State offensive against his town near Hit, a key city in Iraq's war-torn Anbar province. In his telling, their constant pleas for Iraqi army...
  • U.S. downplays gains by Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria

    Al Qaeda-linked fighters have overrun key northern bastions of U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and were menacing a major border crossing, dealing a heavy blow to American hopes that moderate Syrian factions would provide significant aid in the battle against...
  • Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory...
  • Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

    Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
    Iraqi Kurdish forces arrived in the Syrian town of Kobani with heavy weapons to help Syrian Kurds fend off attempts by Islamic State insurgents to seize the town and cement control in the Turkish border region. Syrian Kurdish fighters welcomed the...
  • Islamic State, Nusra combine to rout US-backed forces in Syria

    ISTANBUL Al Qaida-backed militants Saturday stormed the base of the most prominent civilian commander in the U.S.-backed Syrian rebel force, forcing him and his fighters to flee into hiding in the Jebal al Zawiya mountains of northern Syria. Jamal...
  • Grisly video shows aftermath of airstrike on Syrian camp, activists say

    Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: The horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces. The target of Wednesday’s strike was a displaced-persons camp in the northern Syrian province...