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  • Confusion over returning French 'jihadis' suspected of Syria links

    PARIS (Reuters) - High confusion surrounded the fate of three men suspected of joining militants in Syria, after a plan to detain them on their return to France on Tuesday collapsed because security forces waited for them at the wrong airport. Lawyers...
  • Obama to seek world help stopping Americans, others who go to join terrorists

    NEW YORK President Barack Obama will push other countries this week to join the United States in an unprecedented program to stop the often deadly activities of the thousands of so-called foreign fighters who travel abroad to join terrorist organizations,...
  • Airstrikes 'destroyed or damaged' Islamic State targets, Pentagon says

    U.S.-led airstrikes across a broad swath of northern Syria appear to have caused extensive damage to militant positions on the ground and left an unknown number of casualties, according to initial reports emerging Tuesday. The overnight assault marked...
  • Syrian rebels angry that strikes hit al-Qaida ally but not Assad

    REYHANLI, Turkey Anti-government media activists and rebel commanders gave a mixed assessment of U.S.-led airstrikes in northern Syria on Tuesday, saying that some of the Islamic State encampments hit had been evacuated and one building that was struck...
  • Erdogan says Turkey may give military support to U.S.-led coalition

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey could give military or logistical support to U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday. "We will give the necessary support to the operation. The...
  • Turkey allows girls as young as 10 to cover hair at schools

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith. The government,...
  • UNHCR preparing for 400,000 exodus from Syrian town into Turkey

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was making contingency plans in case all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani fled into Turkey to escape advancing Islamic State militants. Some 138,000 Syrian...
  • Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee

    Islamic State advance halted near Turkish border, hundreds of thousands flee
    Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. "Fierce clashes are still under way but the ISIS...
  • Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

    Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State
    The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the United Nations said Monday. “In Turkey...
  • Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages

    Questions arise over how Turkey got Islamic State to release hostages
    Questions emerged Saturday over what, if anything, Turkey gave up in exchange for 49 mostly Turkish hostages who were released by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held for more than three months. The hostages, who were taken from a Turkish...
  • More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State crossed into Turkey: Deputy PM

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday....