August 31, 2015

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Syrian refugee crisis bleak as aid cuts take toll

AMMAN, Jordan — Funding prospects are “bleak” and impoverished Syrian refugees face more cuts in food aid, the head of the World Food Program said in an interview, after inspecting the bare refrigerator of a refugee family and meeting boys forced to swap school for work to help their families survive. Ertharin Cousin, the U.N. Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Aug. 3

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants The president’s decision secures his legacy on fighting global warming, but it will be up to his successor to implement the plan. 2. Why U.S.-Turkey deal on Syria a big Read More…

AP analysis: U.S.-Turkey deal on Syria represents big gamble

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria. Their goals, while overlapping in some ways, are far different in others, mainly on the question of how to handle Kurdish militants battling Islamic Read More…

Billions spent, bombs dropped, but Islamic State no weaker than when campaign started

WASHINGTON — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded. The military campaign has prevented Iraq’s collapse and put the Islamic State under increasing pressure in Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, July 28

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NATO meets in emergency session Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking the alliance to be prepared to help his country as it battles Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq. 2. Read More…

NATO calls rare emergency meeting for Islamic State threat to Turkey

BRUSSELS — NATO declared its “strong solidarity” with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member. Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the actions Turkish authorities are taking in response, including attacks on Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, July 27

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia He’s the first sitting American president to visit the East African nation. 2. Who targets Kurds in Northern Syrian region Syria’s main Kurdish militia and an activist group Read More…

Turkey shells Syrian border village, targeting Kurdish fighters

BEIRUT — Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State group with the aid of U.S.-led airstrikes, Syria’s main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Monday. The Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, said the Sunday night shelling on the border village Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, July 24

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Louisiana movie theater site of deadly shooting Police say a 58-year-old man opened fire during a showing of “Trainwreck” in Lafayette, killing three people — including himself— and wounding at least nine others. 2. Turkey says fighter Read More…

Turkey says Islamic State sites in Syria bombed

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, government officials said, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier. The bombing is a strong tactical shift for Turkey, which had long been reluctant to join the U.S.-led coalition against the Read More…