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  • Differences over 'war' with Islamic State spark frustration

    Mixed messages from administration officials over whether the U.S. is at war with the Islamic State have sparked frustration not just from Republicans in Congress and from U.S. allies in the region.

  • A global epidemic of anti-Semitism

    Not every criticism of Israel, even strongly stated, is tantamount to anti-Semitism, nor is every critic a hidden anti-Semite. Some are even Jews. Nonetheless, a growing share of Israel-criticism is laced with anti-Semitism.

  • Kerry: 'Premature' to outline countries' anti-ISIS roles

    While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.

  • Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to contribute to a worldwide effort against the insurgency that has overtaken a third...

  • What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

    BEIRUT (AP) — If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an American-led fight. Here's a look at what they could offer: GULF STATES Oil-rich U.S. allies in the...

  • Building anti-Islamic State coalition could be a heavy lift

    When President Obama addresses the nation Wednesday night about his plans to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, he will likely lay the ultimate responsibility for securing the extremist group's lasting defeat on a regional coalition of Middle East countries.

  • Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell

    The Obama administration sees Turkey as one of 10 core countries in the coalition it is trying to build to fight the Islamist extremist group.

  • Turkish president seeks 2-state deal in Cyprus

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey's new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded...

  • Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years. Erdogan was scheduled to appoint Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu — his designated...

  • Turkey's Davutoglu named new premier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president. Erdogan has indicated that he...

  • Turkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most powerful position in the land. But Davutoglu is...

  • Turkey calls German ambassador over spying claims

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday summoned Germany's ambassador and demanded that Berlin provide a "formal and satisfactory explanation" over reports that said Germany's foreign intelligence agency had eavesdropped on conversations between officials in the U.S. and Turkey, both NATO allies....



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