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"As many as 1,000 Turks have joined ISIS, according to Turkish news media reports and government officials here," Yengisu writes. Turkey, a secular Muslim country led by a moderate Islamist party, faces a problem of disgruntled Islamists hoping for a more purely Islamic society.
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Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday -- the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept.
Taliban insurgents detonated a suicide car bomb near a convoy of international soldiers in Kabul early Tuesday morning as witnesses reported multiple casualties. The blast occurred on the capital's airport road in an area where the U.S. Embassy and Afghanistan's supreme court are located.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wait for the start of their meeting at the president's office in Ankara September 12, 2014.REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool ANKARA: Turkey's military is drawing up plans for a possible "buffer zone" on the country's southern border, where it faces a threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Turkish media quoted President Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Monday. The government will evaluate the plans and decide whether such a move is necessary, Turkish television stations quoted Erdogan as telling reporters on his plane as he returned from an official visit to Qatar.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization. In his Brussels farewell speech as NATO's top civilian official, Rasmussen said the alliance finds itself on the front line of a geopolitical division between 'tolerance and fanaticism,' and 'democracy and totalitarianism.'
Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said. A series of mysterious airstrikes in Libya, which U.S. officials have previously said were carried out by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates , have reinforced the perception that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles -- with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias and Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE supporting their opponents.
If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defence alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both, officials from those Brussels-based organizations have stressed.
Ten things to know for Monday, Sept. 15 The Islamic State, the Middle East and Scotland's possible freedom headline today's list.
14, 2014. . Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.
Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Nonetheless, the cease-fire deal has brought some normalcy to parts of eastern Ukraine and allowed prisoners on both sides to go home.
In Iraq the Iranian controlled Shia militias, which used to specialise in killing American troops, have relieved the Shia town of Amerli, long besieged by Isis The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is like an Islamic Khmer Rouge and deals with the rest of the world through violence. But a slogan of Isis is that "media is half of jihad", so events like the ritual murder of David Haines are geared to show strength and dominate the headlines, obscuring any sense that Isis's many enemies are making headway through American airstrikes.
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves , with intelligence officer Eston Kohver in 2010. Kohver was arrested by Russian police on spying charges, but Estonian officials called it an illegal kidnapping.
Ukraine's defence minister said on Sunday that NATO countries were delivering weapons to his country to equip it to fight pro-Russian separatists and "stop" Russian President Vladimir Putin. Valery Heletey told a news conference he had discussed weapons deliveries in bilateral meetings with NATO defence ministers during a NATO summit in Wales on Sept.
The Government will not be bounced into a change of strategy by the heinous public murder of a British aid worker. The Prime Minister returned from Chequers to Downing St last night after the murder.
The prospect of Scottish independence is raising fears in Europe that it could inflame other separatist movements at a time when the continent's unity and even its borders are under threat, analysts say. While nationalists from Catalonia to Flanders will watch Scotland's referendum with hope, Brussels is nervous about the possibility of a major European Union member like Britain falling apart.
Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group. Instead it has told allies that it will stay quietly behind the scenes, keeping its soldiers out of combat operations and even declining to allow NATO to use its bases or territories to launch air attacks.
If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will recognize the outcome of the referendum and appoint negotiators to work out the details of separation "in the best interests of the people of Scotland and of the rest of the United Kingdom."
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:58 am
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