Sep 2, 2015

Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad

Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said. They said the 18 are employed by Nurol Insaat, a Turkish construction company ...

Assad opposes alliance of Syrian rebels against Islamic State

Aug 26, 2015

Assad opposes alliance of Syrian rebels against Islamic State

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that he is open to the idea of a coalition against Islamic State but indicated there is little chance of it happening among his enemies, casting further doubt on a Russian plan to forge an alliance against the ...

Aug 24, 2015

Turkey's Erdogan expected to call new elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for Nov. 1 and reappoint Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form an interim administration, a day after the deadline passed for establishing a government following Turkey’s inconclusive election in June. ...