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Conflict with Kurds in Turkey complicates fight against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

By Onize Ohikere
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ISIS | A Turkish parliamentary committee began debate Thursday on a proposal by the ruling party to revoke immunity for lawmakers. If eventually approved, the…

Globe Trot: ISIS martyrs 21 Assyrians in Qaryatain

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The Syriac Orthodox Church has published the names of 21 Assyrians killed by ISIS in Qaryatain. The Islamic militants captured the town last August,

Globe Trot: Turkey seizes churches old and new

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Authorities seized six churches—one 1,700 years old and another built in 2003—in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. Unlike state-funded mosques,

Globe Trot: Turkey, Europe reach agreement return, resettle migrants

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Thousands of Middle East migrants will be sent back to Turkey from Europe as a result of an EU accord reached today. IRAQ: Secretary of State John…

Globe Trot: Car bomb in Turkish capital kills dozens

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: A car bomb killed at least 37 people Sunday in the second mass-casualty blast to rock Ankara, Turkey’s capital, in three weeks. Officials blame…

Midday Roundup: Midwestern train derailment injures dozens

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Off the tracks. At least 29 people were hospitalized after an Amtrak train on a long-distance trip derailed in southwest Kansas early today. The train was…

Globe Trot: Assyrians divided over ransom paid to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants have released the last group of Assyrian Christians captured from villages along the Khabur River last February. Assyrian…

Globe Trot: Turkey sends armed jihadists into Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Over the weekend, Turkey armed and sent a reported 850 jihadists into northern Syria to recapture Azaz from the Kurds and their allies, rebel groups…

Massive car bomb in Turkish capital targets military convoy

By Leigh Jones
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Terrorism | Turkish officials say at least 28 people died when a car bomb exploded in Ankara today. The blast targeted a military convoy carrying armed forces personnel.

Midday Roundup: White House waffles on Philly police shooting

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Terror terminology. The Obama administration has yet to designate last week’s shooting of a Philadelphia policeman as an act of terrorism. Thirty-year-old…

Midday Roundup: Turkey blames ISIS for bombing in Istanbul

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terror in Turkey. Turkish officials are blaming Islamic State (ISIS) militants for a suicide bombing in Istanbul this morning that killed 10 people and left…

Midday Roundup: Turkish police foil New Year’s terror attack

By Mickey McLean
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News | Terror plot. A Turkish prosecutor says police in Ankara detained two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who planned suicide attacks during New Year’s…

 
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