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Syrian rebels reject interim government, embrace Sharia

A collection of some of Syria’s most powerful rebel brigades have rejected a Western-backed opposition group that announced the creation of an interim government in exile this month. 66 more words


New talks seek progress on Iran's controversial nuclear program

By Ivan Watson, CNN

Representatives from six world powers and Iran returned to the negotiating table Friday in Kazakhstan for fresh talks aimed at breaking the deadlock over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. 138 more words


Report: Militants release Turkish hostages

Kurdish militants have released eight Turkish civil servants who were kidnapped in eastern Turkey and held hostage in northern Iraq, according to Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu news agency. 54 more words


Iran, P5+1 conclude second round of talks

Diplomats emerged Wednesday from an unusually secretive round of talks over Iran’s controversial nuclear program with a joint announcement to hold a follow-up meeting within weeks. 36 more words


World powers restart nuclear talks with Iran after 8-month break

By Ivan Watson

Talks began Tuesday between six world powers and Iran over its controversial nuclear program for the first time in nearly eight months. 126 more words


Body of missing NY mother found in Turkey

The family of an American woman who went missing in Istanbul nearly two weeks ago are in mourning after learning that Turkish police found her body Saturday. 59 more words

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Turkey asks NATO to deploy Patriot missiles, citing threats from Syria crisis

From Ivan Watson

In a potential escalation of the Syrian conflict, Turkey asked NATO on Wednesday for Patriot missiles to bolster its air defenses against its southern neighbor. 289 more words