Sep 23, 2014

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, indicating that it had crossed the cease-fire line into the Israeli-occupied sector. It was the first such incident in three decades and the most serious incident to take ...

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Sep 23, 2014

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to ...

Sep 23, 2014

German police arrest suspected Islamic State fighter

German police have arrested a Turkish man suspected of having fought for the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, public prosecutors said Monday. The 40-year-old, who lives in Berlin and is a Turkish citizen, was detained by a special police unit in the German ...

Sep 22, 2014

To defeat and destroy Islamic State

Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria can be defeated, but doing so will require a serious and thoughtful strategy, not a knee-jerk, emotional reaction to its brutality.

Turkey says 49 hostages kidnapped by Islamic State are freed

Sep 20, 2014

Turkey says 49 hostages kidnapped by Islamic State are freed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that 49 Turkish hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Ankara’s most serious hostage crisis. The Turks, including diplomatic staff, were seized from the consulate on ...