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  • Turkey may do more against Islamic State, but how much uncertain

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Turkey appears to be inching towards a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State after the group freed 46 Turkish hostages, but it remains unclear how far it will go to combat the militants. As the United...
  • 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...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: U.N.

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighboring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between...
  • Islamic State frees 49 Turks held since June; Turkey says it didn't pay ransom

    ISTANBUL Islamic State extremists Saturday released 49 diplomatic hostages to the Turkish government, ending a crisis that officials here said had blocked the NATO ally from fully joining the U.S.-led battle against the Islamic State. Turkish officials...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...
  • Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.

    Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.
    With the dramatic aerial bombardment of militant positions in Syria on Tuesday, the Obama administration has expanded its offensive against Islamic State extremists to new but treacherous terrain. The U.S.-led air assault across a wide swath of northern...
  • Suspected French jihadis surrender to police after security failures

    PARIS/TOULOUSE (Reuters) - Three men suspected of joining Islamist militants in Syria gave themselves in to French authorities on Wednesday after a day of high confusion which exposed security shortcomings in France, including poor collaboration with NATO...
  • Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State

    DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into...
  • US-led coalition aircraft hit Islamic State oil refineries

    IRBIL, Iraq Aircraft from the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates struck a dozen small oil refineries in eastern Syria on Wednesday in an effort to deprive the Islamic State of one of its main sources of revenue. Pentagon spokesman...
  • Air strikes in Syria hit Islamic State-held areas near Turkey: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Air strikes overnight hit Islamic State-held territory in Syria near the Turkish border, near an area that tens of thousands of Kurds have fled as the militant group advanced, an organisation that tracks the Syrian war said on...
  • Turkish air space not used in strikes against Islamic State: officials

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Neither Turkish air space nor a U.S. airbase in the southern Turkish town of Incirlik have been used in U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants, two officials in Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's office told Reuters on...
  • Confusion over returning French 'jihadis' suspected of Syria links

    PARIS (Reuters) - High confusion surrounded the fate of three men suspected of joining militants in Syria, after a plan to detain them on their return to France on Tuesday collapsed because security forces waited for them at the wrong airport. Lawyers...