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  • Why won't Turkey join the fight against Islamic State?

    WASHINGTON A U.S. official on Friday acknowledged that NATO ally Turkey had complicated efforts to build a moderate Syrian rebel force by coordinating with groups, including al-Qaida's Nusra Front, that were considered off limits by the Obama...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • US history in Mideast hampers hopes for anti-ISIS coalition

    WASHINGTON The United States faces no small task in drumming up allies to fight the Islamic State as part of a new coalition that foreign policy analysts already are criticizing as a hollow effort unless the Obama administration proves a commitment to...
  • NATO pledges money to help Ukraine, meets Friday on new bases

    CARDIFF, Wales The U.S. and its European allies plan another round of sanctions against Russia if President Vladimir Putin doesn't withdraw thousands of troops from Ukraine. The threat of additional economic punishments came as Ukrainian President...
  • 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...
  • Occupation of Cyprus underscores hypocrisy of Gaza outrage

    LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Cyprus is a beautiful island. But it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island -- the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. Some 200,000 Greek refugees...
  • Erdogan wins Turkey's presidency, according to unofficial results

    Erdogan wins Turkey's presidency, according to unofficial results
    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday won Turkey's presidency, according to unofficial results, consolidating a power base that could have far-reaching implications at a time of profound regional turmoil. Erdogan, who has been the principal...
  • Divisive Erdogan likely to win Turkey's first direct presidential vote

    In spite of scandal, protest and controversy that have dogged his dozen years as Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win the nation's first direct presidential election on Sunday. And the 60-year-old Islamist has made no secret...