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  • Three suicide attacks hit Kurdish town on Syria-Turkey border

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Three Islamic State fighters blew themselves up on Monday in Kobani near the Turkish border with Syria, a monitoring group said, with the hardline militants making slight advances inside the besieged Kurdish town. In one of the...
  • Turkish foreign minister says Kobani corridor for weapons, fighters unrealistic: France 24

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday that a corridor allowing weapons and volunteer fighters from Turkey to reach Kobani, the Syrian border town under attack from Islamic State fighters, was unrealistic. Speaking to France 24,...
  • Kurds describe intense combat in Kobani, Syria, but vow to fight on

    Simko Karamogh sits smoking a cigarette and recounts a close-quarters gun battle with an Islamic State fighter in the besieged city of Kobani. “We shot him three times but he must have had some kind of drugs,” recalled Karamogh, a 35-year-...
  • 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...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — 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 noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Related story: Airstrikes, street battles rock the Syrian city of Kobani

    Related story: Airstrikes, street battles rock the Syrian city of Kobani
    Explosions from apparent U.S.-led airstrikes rocked the besieged Syrian city of Kobani again Thursday, amid reports of intense street battles between advancing Islamist militants and the town’s Kurdish defenders. Extremists with the group...
  • Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria

    Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria
    Kurdish civilians in Turkey gaze skyward as warplanes rumble above the embattled city of Kobani, just across the border in Syria. Late Wednesday afternoon, a massive explosion shakes a hilltop where, a few days ago, Islamic State militants had raised...
  • Kurdish leader threatens Turkish peace deal collapse

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior Kurdish militant has threatened Turkey with a new Kurdish revolt if it sticks with its current policy of non-intervention in the battle for the Syrian town of Kobani. Kurdish forces allied to the Kurdistan Workers' Party...
  • UN envoy urges Turkey to let Kurds cross into Syria to battle Islamic State

    GENEVA Recalling the deaths of thousands of men and boys at the Bosnian town of Srebrenica nearly two decades ago, the United Nations' special envoy on Syria pleaded Friday for Turkey to open its border and let Kurdish fighters stream into Syria to help...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...