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  • The war against ISIS

    The decision of President Barack Obama to wage air war against ISIS, while leading an as yet nebulous -- militarily speaking -- new coalition of Arab and other ground forces, against what claims to be the New Islamic Caliphate still is swimming in a sea...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • U.S.-led coalition boosts airstrikes on Islamic State in Kobani, Syria

    U.S.-led coalition boosts airstrikes on Islamic State in Kobani, Syria
    The U.S.-led coalition arrayed against Islamic State fighters conducted its most extensive air assault to date Tuesday against the extremists besieging a northern Syrian city, which Turkey’s president described as being on the verge of collapse....
  • U.S., Arab allies step up airstrikes around Syria border city

    The U.S. and its Arab partners stepped up airstrikes around Kobani, a northern Syrian border city that Turkey's president said Tuesday was about to fall to Islamic State militants. Warplanes belonging to the U.S., Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates...
  • Parish priest, 20 Christians kidnapped in Syria

    Parish priest, 20 Christians kidnapped in Syria
    A parish priest and a number of Christians have been kidnapped from a Syrian village near the border with Turkey, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said on Tuesday. The Latin Patriarchate, which oversees Latin Church Catholics in Israel and...
  • White House defends gaffe-prone Biden

    WASHINGTON The White House defended the voluble vice president Monday, after Joe Biden spent the weekend apologizing for remarks he made that offended key allies in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists. White House press secretary Josh...
  • Too many sheep? Syrian refugees affect life in southern Turkey

    The Nabi mosque glinted in the noontime glare, a shiny backdrop to shepherds corralling hundreds of sheep in a dirt field here in southeastern Turkey. Families were searching over the weekend for the perfect sheep for Eid al-Adha -- "the feast of the...
  • Turkey's Syria policy complicates role in U.S.-led coalition

    From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani. On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force...
  • Turkey president: No ransom paid to Islamic State for hostages' release

    Turkey president: No ransom paid to Islamic State for hostages' release
    President Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was the result of diplomatic and political negotiation. Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic...
  • 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...
  • Street fighting rages in Syrian town as Islamic State moves in

    Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani on Monday after subjecting the Syrian border town to an assault lasting almost three weeks, a monitoring group said. Islamic State had earlier raised...