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  • Iron will needed to overcome allies' double game, beat ISIS

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • Kurds describe intense combat in Kobani, Syria, but vow to fight on

    Simko Karamogh sits smoking a cigarette and recounts a close-quarters gun battle with an Islamic State fighter in the besieged city of Kobani. “We shot him three times but he must have had some kind of drugs,” recalled Karamogh, a 35-year-...
  • U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks

    U.S. says high chance of Islamic State reprisal attacks
    The United States said on Friday that it sees a higher chance of reprisal attacks on members of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group since they began airstrikes against the fighters last month. In a periodic update of its...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...
  • Turkey Playing Double Game With Kurds

    During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can match Stalin for...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

    Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
    Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a...
  • Fighters from 80-plus countries in Syria may pose threats on return

    As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalized nationals will bring terrorist plots home with them when the battles are over....
  • Obama's remarkable dispassion

    Obama's remarkable dispassion
    Words have a way of seeping into our vocabulary and, through overuse or distortion, soon begin to lose their meaning. Who could have imagined that the word "beheading" would become commonplace, as though we were discussing a sport or a new product?...
  • Islamic State fighters renew assault on Syrian city; 21 dead in Turkey

    Islamic State fighters renew assault on Syrian city; 21 dead in Turkey
    Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday night, and at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring Turkey where Kurds rose up against the government for doing nothing to protect their kin....
  • 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...
  • Chicago-area man charged in attempt to join Islamic State in Syria

    Chicago-area man charged in attempt to join Islamic State in Syria
    A Chicago-area man was charged on Monday with attempting to support a foreign terrorist organization after he was arrested on Saturday at O'Hare International Airport allegedly on his way to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State. Mohammed...