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  • Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:05 pm

    MOSCOW - In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

  • The Latest: UK envoy: Jet downing must spur end to Syria war story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:20 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

  • Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:53 pm

    BEIRUT - In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.

  • Czechs arrest Turkish national wanted for terror links 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:20 am

    PRAGUE - Officials say Czech police have arrested a Turkish national who is wanted by Interpol for alleged links to terrorism.

  • Turkey: New government favors presidential system 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:01 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's prime minister says his new government will aim to adopt a new constitution and also believes that Turkey should move to a presidential system - favored by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 6:15 am

    KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia - Rashid Magomedov had had enough, his father said. The devout Muslim was detained several times by Russian security police, spent two months in jail on charges that later were dismissed, and complained that police repeatedly planted weapons at his home as a pretext to arrest him.

  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm

    The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 23, 2015.

  • Michigan State University club raises turkeys as fundraiser 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:31 pm

    EAST LANSING, Michigan - A student group at Michigan State University is raising and selling turkeys to help pay for a trip to an annual expo in Atlanta.

  • Australia calls for restraint after Russian plane shot down 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:19 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister on Wednesday called for Russia and Turkey to show restraint over the shooting down of as Russian jet fighter near the Syria-Turkey border, adding Australia is paying close attention to the safety of Australian pilots over Syria.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he called a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences."

  • The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:

  • Turkey's new government includes Erdogan son-in-law 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:25 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish president on Tuesday approved a new government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, which is composed of several names close to the president, including his son-in-law.

  • Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:39 am

    BANGKOK - A Thai military court on Tuesday indicted two foreigners accused of carrying out a deadly bombing at a shrine in Bangkok but questions hang over the case because of the attackers' unclear motive and an opaque investigation.

  • European Council: Turkey summit set for Sunday 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:48 pm

    BRUSSELS - European Council President Donald Tusk says he has called for a summit with Turkey this Sunday to "re-energize relations and stem migration flow."

  • Turkey asks 'what happened to us' over fans' disrespect 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:39 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - On a night of European soccer matches between national teams, the scenes in London and Istanbul were a study in contrast. The British and French fans at London's Wembley Stadium sang the French national anthem in solidarity over the Paris attacks, while in Istanbul hundreds of Turkish fans booed the Greek national anthem and disrupted a moment of silence for those killed in Paris.

  • Dent on Kurdish party in Turkey raises fear of attack 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:11 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A dent reported on the bullet-proof rear window of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party leader's vehicle has caused fears that the politician may have been targeted for assassination.

  • Analysis: Mideast chaos, violence won't end with IS defeat story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:11 am

    WASHINGTON - The chaos and violence gripping the Middle East are not likely to evaporate even if the forces arrayed against the Islamic State group manage to crush the brutal army and its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria and beyond.

  • Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 6:05 pm

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - A Turkish Airlines passenger jet that was diverted to Canada after a bomb threat departed for Istanbul on Sunday morning.

  • Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 2:33 pm

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - A Turkish Airlines passenger jet that was diverted to Canada after a bomb threat departed for Istanbul on Sunday morning.

  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:35 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed.

  • Who were the Paris attackers? Many crossed officials' radar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:46 am

    PARIS - French police and prosecutors, friends and families, and journalists have unveiled details about the men accused of carrying out the attacks in Paris. Altogether, authorities say that three teams participated in the bloody assault. At least one suspected participant remains at large.

  • Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 7:59 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's military says fighter jets have bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in a new cross-border offensive in northern Iraq.

  • 6 Turkish Airlines personnel freed in Mali 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:03 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Airlines says a sixth crew member has been freed from a hotel in Mali that was stormed by armed gunmen.

  • Turkey protests Russia over attacks on Syrian Turkmen areas 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 8:46 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned the Russian ambassador demanding that Russia cease operations in Syria targeting Turkmen villages.