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

U.S., Arab allies unleash airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria

The United States and Arab allies unleashed bombs and Tomahawk cruise missiles on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria early Tuesday, opening a new front in the fight against the militants, defense officials said. Syria’s Foreign Ministry said Damascus had been informed by ...

Sep 23, 2014

North Korea reportedly developing tactical nuclear missiles: paper

North Korea is developing new missiles capable of carrying tactical nuclear warheads, a Seoul daily reported Tuesday, citing South Korean intelligence authorities. The JoongAng Ilbo said North Korea has performed a series of test-firings of new short-range missiles since Aug. 14. It was the ...

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 ...