• A leftist protester runs from a barricade after protesters set it on fire, during minor clashes with Turkish security forces following a protest against Saturday's Ankara bombing attacks, in Istanbul's Gazi district, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Turkish investigators were close to identifying one of the suicide bombers in Turkey's deadliest attacks in years, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday. (AP Photo/Cagdas Erdogan)

    Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities in Istanbul have banned a protest rally and march by the same trade union and civic society groups who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey’s bloodiest terror attack.

  • Monday, October 12, 2015

    The unexpected rivalry between Clinton and Sanders in spotlight for Democratic debate

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  • CAPTION CORRECTS THE CITY TO DIYARBAKITR AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S NAME IN THE BYLINE Protesters march to protest Saturday's explosions in Diyarbakir,  Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Turkey declared three days of mourning following Saturday's nearly simultaneous explosions that targeted a peace rally in Ankara to call for increased democracy and an end to the renewed fighting between the Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels. (AP Photo/Mahmut Bozarslan)

    The Latest: Turkish police reportedly detain 14 IS members

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Developments relating to Saturday’s deadly bombings targeting a peace rally in the Turkish capital of Ankara. All times local.

  • Saturday, October 10, 2015

    Turks and Kurds trade blame for deadly blasts as chaos in Syria bleeds across long border

  • 5 suicide bombings target Chad, killing at least 36 people

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At least five suicide bombers on Saturday targeted a village in Chad that is home to thousands of Nigerians who have fled Islamic extremist violence, killing at least 36 people and wounding about 50 others in what appeared to be coordinated attacks, officials said.

  • A Kurdish demonstrator in Paris, cries as she and others gather after an explosion at a rally in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Turkey's health minister says two bomb explosions in the Turkish capital have killed scores of people. The explosions occurred minutes apart near Ankara's main train station as people were gathering for a rally, organized by the country's public sector workers' trade union and other civic society groups. The rally aimed to call for an end to the renewed violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    The Latest: British police back Turkey in terror fight

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Developments relating to Saturday’s deadly bombing of a peace rally in the Turkish capital of Ankara. All times local.

  • In this image made from video, participants in a peace rally react as an explosion happens behind them, in Ankara, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. Two explosions on Saturday targeted a peace rally by opposition supporters and Kurdish activists in Ankara, killing 86 people and wounding 186. The moment of one of the blast was caught on camera. Turkey's prime minister says the attacks likely were suicide bombings. Ahmet Davutoglu also declared a three-day official mourning period for the victims. (Dokuz8Haber via AP Video)     TURKEY OUT    -   ONLINE OUT     -    NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES

    30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 95 people and wounding hundreds in Turkey’s deadliest attack in years — one that threatens to inflame the nation’s ethnic tensions.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2015

    In shift of Syria focus, Pentagon abandoning goal of building new anti-IS rebel force

  • In this image posted on the Twitter page of Ahrar al-Sham on Aug. 8, 2015, a fighter from the al-Qaida-linked Ahrar al-Sham fires his weapon against pro-government fighters in the northwestern village of Foua in Idlib province, Syria. In an effort to improve its image in the West, the group's self-styled foreign affairs director has written opinion pieces in the Washington Post and Britain's Daily Telegraph to present his group as a moderate alternative and potential partner for Western governments. (Ahrar al-Sham Twitter page via AP)

    Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option

    BEIRUT (AP) — The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.

  • In this June 27, 2011 photo provided by the Moldova General Police Inspectorate, Teodor Chetrus is detained by a police officer in Chisinau, Moldova during a uranium-235 sting operation. In many of the smuggling cases in this former Soviet republic, ringleaders insulated themselves through a complex network of middlemen to shield the bosses from arrest. In this case, Chetrus was the go-between. Former Moldova Police investigator Constantin Malic recalls that Chetrus said, "I really want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb the Americans." (Moldova Police via AP)

    AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.