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  • The many layers of Istanbul

    The many layers of Istanbul
    I first visited Istanbul in the 1970s. Some of my most vivid memories of that trip are of the colorful locals. Scruffy kids sold cherry juice and old men would grab huge cucumbers from wheeled carts, then peel, quarter and salt them to sell for pennies....
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • 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...
  • Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications

    Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications
    Fallout from the conflict in Iraq has spread to the deserts of North Africa and the shores of the Persian Gulf amid fear of a widening arc of sectarian strife, emboldened Islamist militant movements and a burgeoning exodus of refugees. The Sunni...
  • Shiites rally in Iraq as top cleric issues call to arms

    ISTANBUL Thousands of Iraqi Shiite Muslims, heeding the calls of their religious leaders, flooded Friday into Baghdad and other Shiite cities to defend their holy sites from an encroaching offensive of rebellious Sunni Muslims led by the Islamic State...
  • Iraq unraveling as top Shiite cleric issues call to arms

    ISTANBUL The likely breakup of Iraq into feuding ethnic and sectarian bastions accelerated Friday as Iraq's senior Shiite Muslim cleric broke years of support for the central government and decreed that every able-bodied Shiite man had a religious...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Iraqi government asks US to bomb Islamist fighters as 30,000 troops flee their posts

    ISTANBUL Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday pushed their offensive south into Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, capturing key crossroad towns on the highway to the capital, Baghdad, and taking control of a critical oil refinery....
  • 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...
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  • Islamist fighters capture Saddam Hussein's hometown, move on key oil refinery

    ISTANBUL Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday pushed their offensive south into Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland, capturing key crossroad towns on the highway to the capital, Baghdad, and threatening a critical oil refinery. As...