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  • British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria

    British police: 3 missing girls intent on joining Islamic State crossed into Syria
    Three British girls who left their homes to join the extremist group Islamic State are believed to have crossed into Syria, London police said Tuesday. Counter-terrorism officers said they have reason to believe that the three teenage friends are no...
  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria — likely joining dozens of other young women leaving Europe to join terrorists. The...
  • Former Miss Turkey faces prison for 'insulting' Erdogan

    The lawyer for a model and former Miss Turkey says she could face up to two years in prison for social media posts that prosecutors have deemed to be critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Emre Telci said Wednesday an Istanbul prosecutor is...
  • Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

    The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while...
  • Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

    Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home. The girls, said to be...
  • S. Korean spy chief says teenager joined Islamic State group

    A teenager who went missing in Turkey last month is probably the first known South Korean to join the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. The director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, Lee Byung-kee, told legislators in a closed-...
  • UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

    UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria
    Police investigating the disappearance of three British teenage girls say they believe they are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria. Authorities believe the girls could be on their way to join the Islamic State group. British police...
  • Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • N.C. killings linked to Islamophobia

    N.C. killings linked to Islamophobia
    As a result of rampant Islamophobia in much of the media, three Muslim-American honors students who extensively volunteered for charities were killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Feb. 10 ("Police investigate hate crime theory after 3 slain in N.C.,"...
  • Turkey's border with Syria

    This is in response to “In Turkey, a bloody artery; Escape to Syria of Charlie Hebdo suspect shows country’s role as jihadi highway” (News, Jan. 29). The Turkish Consulate and community strongly reject the baseless accusations...
  • Turkey, US sign pact to train Syrians, but enemy still unstated

    ANKARA, Turkey Turkey and the United States signed an accord Thursday to jointly train and equip thousands of Syrians over the next three years in a rare sign of cooperation between the NATO allies. But the document, which wasn't made public,...