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  • Kurds try to hold off Islamic State advance toward Turkey

    Kurdish forces battled overnight with Islamists trying to seize a hill overlooking a Syrian border town with Turkey as U.S.-led coalition warplanes carried out raids on the militants, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said on Sunday. A...
  • Disorganized Proxy War Creates Syrian Chaos

    Disorganized Proxy War Creates Syrian Chaos
    The squabbling factions that make up the Syrian "moderate opposition" should get their act together. But so should the foreign nations — such as the United States, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan — that have been funding the chaotic...
  • Who's to blame for ISIS? [Commentary]

    Who's to blame for ISIS? [Commentary]
    Is America responsible for the chaos engulfing the Middle East? It is a question not far from many a Washington discussion of current events. With the Islamic State's fanatics erasing the region's colonial borders, for some the answer is evident: The U.S....
  • Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town

    Turkey prepares for action as Islamic State advances on Syrian border town
    Turkey's parliament authorized the government on Thursday to order military action against Islamic State as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey. The vote gives the government...
  • Turkey to allow army to fight in Syria and Iraq, but blocks Kurds

    Turkish lawmakers Thursday approved allowing ground troops into Syria and Iraq, as riot police prevented Kurdish defenders from reaching the besieged Syrian border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish residents. “It’s...
  • Great leader, little country

    November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his...
  • Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border

    Syrian Kurds in Turkey watch militant onslaught across border
    The crowd scanned the opposite side of the valley, looking for signs of movement across the border in the Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani to its mostly Kurdish inhabitants. "I've been coming here every day," a 40-year-old man who goes by the...
  • Children among dozens dead in blasts outside two Syrian schools

    Children among dozens dead in blasts outside two Syrian schools
    A pair of bombs ripped through a school compound Wednesday in the government-controlled central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 32 people, most of them children, and wounding scores of others, the state media reported. The pro-opposition Syrian...
  • PBS, CBS Are Biggest Winners At Emmys For News, Documentaries

    PBS and CBS took home the most Emmys Tuesday night for news and documentaries, while ABC's "Nightline" won three of the awards in various categories - the only other outlet to win more than two awards at the event. The National Academy of Television Arts...
  • A year later at U.N., Iran's president has much-tougher task

    The smile is still there, along with the optimistic patter, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is struggling with a much tougher task this week as he tries to duplicate last year's successful charm offensive at the United Nations General Assembly....
  • Our murky mission in Syria [Editorial]

    Our murky mission in Syria  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama went to the United Nations this week to rally the world against what he called "the network of death" embodied by the Islamic State and other extremist groups that have captured large parts of Iraq and Syria in recent months. Mr....