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  • International court will not prosecute Israel in aid flotilla case

    War crimes may have been committed by Israeli forces during their deadly interception of an aid ship headed for the Gaza Strip in 2010, but the case does not justify prosecution at the International Criminal Court, court officials said Thursday....
  • Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani

    Peshmergas blunt, don't break, Islamic State siege of Syria's Kobani
    Iraqi Kurdish forces have blunted, but not broken, the siege of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a week after arriving to great fanfare with heavy weapons and fighters in a bid to save it from Islamic State. Kobani has become a test of the U.S.-led...
  • Turkish nationalists assault U.S. sailors in Istanbul

    Turkish nationalists assault U.S. sailors in Istanbul
    A group of Turkish ultra-nationalists attacked three U.S. sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting "Yankee go home" and trying to pull hoods over their heads in an assault condemned by the United States. Video footage posted on...
  • Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul

    Three U.S. Navy sailors safe after being roughed up in Istanbul
    Radical Turkish nationalists roughed up three U.S. Navy servicemen in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankees go home!” and pulling bags down over the sailors' heads. Video of the incident shows a small group of men carrying a flag...
  • Frenchman said to be among Islamic State militants in beheading video

    Authorities in Paris said Monday that they had identified a French convert to Islam as one of the knife-wielding Islamic State extremists pictured in a grisly video showing a beheaded U.S. aid worker and slaughtered Syrian soldiers. A French prosecutor,...
  • Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean

     Greece, Turkey at odds over fuel reserves in Mediterranean
    About 20 years ago, a blip in the centuries of bad blood between them, NATO allies Greece and Turkey came to the brink of war over conflicting claims to an arid Aegean isle inhabited solely by goats, rabbits and sheep. Now, after a sudden burst of...
  • Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State

    Turkey trains Kurdish peshmerga forces in fight against Islamic State
    Turkish soldiers are training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq and will give similar assistance to a new national army unit in Baghdad as part of the struggle against Islamic State, a senior Turkish official said on Saturday. Turkish...
  • Pope Francis' visit to Turkey puts spotlight on region's Christians

    Pope Francis' visit to Turkey puts spotlight on region's Christians
    Dressed in a neatly pressed dark suit, Bedri Diril, 41, stood patiently Saturday among a crowd of hundreds in front of St. Esprit Cathedral in Istanbul awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis. “We Christians do have problems here, but they are not...
  • Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'

    Turkey's Erdogan disputes gender equality as 'against nature'
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stirred controversy again with a speech Monday disputing gender equality and defining women's role in society as motherhood. In an address to the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul, Erdogan laid out his...
  • Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano

     Why I want Turkey's sexist president to meet attorney Kristin Pagano
    If only we could introduce the Turkish president to Kristin Pagano. Pagano is the 27-year-old attorney from the northwest suburbs who is studying for the Illinois bar exam (she's already licensed in California). She's expecting a baby a few weeks before...
  • Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe

    Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe
    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe. Putin blamed European...