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  • 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...
  • U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain

    U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain
    It was a telling contrast: a high-profile shout-out Tuesday from President Obama to Arab allies who joined in U.S.-led airstrikes against Sunni Muslim militants in Syria – coupled with cautious, distancing and sometimes belated statements from the...
  • Few interests, fewer friends in Middle East

    Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East. In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
  • U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

    The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S....
  • More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003

    More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003
    France is ready to wage airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia will open its bases to train Syrian opposition fighters. Most Middle East and Persian Gulf states have pledged to support a common stand against terrorism and...
  • As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

    As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to run for president

    To the surprise of almost no one, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday, with his ruling Justice and Development Party announcing that he would be its candidate. Erdogan is widely expected to win...
  • Turkey evacuates diplomats from Basra, says Iraqi capital still safe

    Turkey evacuates diplomats from Basra, says Iraqi capital still safe
    The Turkish government on Tuesday evacuated its consulate in Basra, Iraq, and slapped a ban on media reporting about the 80 Turks seized by Islamic militants from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul nearly a week ago. In announcing the precautionary...
  • Social media surveillance intensifies debate on freedoms in Egypt

    Social media surveillance intensifies debate on freedoms in Egypt
    The introduction of a system for mass surveillance of social media in Egypt has triggered fresh accusations that authorities seek to suppress freedoms, although Interior Ministry officials insist it is primarily designed to fight terrorism. The new...
  • Russians invading, says Ukraine leader; tanks reported crossing border

    Russians invading, says Ukraine leader; tanks reported crossing border
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called a snap meeting of his security council Thursday, declaring that Russian forces had invaded the country.  Poroshenko dropped plans to attend the inauguration of Turkey’s newly elected President Recep...
  • Why Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be Turkey's first directly elected president

    When Turkey holds direct presidential elections for the first time on Aug. 10, the people will speak. Turks are eager to be heard following a wave of protests in the last year against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and...