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Turkish cargo jet crashes into Kyrgyz village, 37 killed


BISHKEK A Turkish cargo jet smashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday as it tried to land at a nearby airport in dense fog, killing at least 37 people, Kyrgyz officials and the airline said. | Video

Turkey says Istanbul attacker's identity established, manhunt goes on

ISTANBUL Turkey has established the identity of the gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day, its foreign minister said on Wednesday, as police detained suspected Islamic State members of Central Asian and North African origin. | Video

World, Turkey, Jan 04 2017

Gunman in Istanbul nightclub attack may have trained in Syria

ISTANBUL The gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day in an attack claimed by Islamic State appears to have been well versed in guerrilla warfare and may have trained in Syria, a newspaper report and a security source said on Tuesday. | Video

World, Syria, Jan 04 2017

COMMENTARY: China needs to talk to G20 leaders about fighting terror

Within the span of 24 hours, two unexpected events in Central Asia earlier this week may finally have dragged China into the global struggle against terrorism.  

World, Sep 06 2016

Uzbek President Karimov has died: diplomatic sources

ALMATY Islam Karimov, authoritarian president of ex-Soviet Uzbekistan for more than 25 years, has died, officials confirmed on Friday, and in an early sign of who might succeed him, his prime minister was designated mourner-in-chief at his funeral.

World, Sep 02 2016

Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan hit by suspected suicide car bomb

BISHKEK A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. | Video

World, Aug 30 2016

Liar, coward, joker: Europe gives UK's Johnson hostile welcome

BRUSSELS Branding him a liar, a coward or a joker, Europe's political class greeted Eurosceptic Boris Johnson's appointment as Britain's foreign minister with a chorus of dismay on Thursday. | Video

World, Jul 14 2016

Death of Islamic State's Shishani may damage foreign recruitment

BAGHDAD The death of Islamic State's "minister of war" may disrupt its operations, a senior U.S. military officer said on Thursday, and an Iraqi security expert said it could damage the group's important recruitment efforts in ex-Soviet republics.

World, Iraq Jul 14 2016

Turkey jails 17 over Istanbul attack, blames ex-Soviet members of IS

ISTANBUL Turkey jailed 17 suspects on Tuesday, mostly foreigners, over last week's suicide bombing at Istanbul's main airport, which President Tayyip Erdogan described as the work of Islamic State militants from the ex-Soviet Union.

World, United Nations, Turkey, Jul 05 2016

Home-grown radicals a weak spot in Turkey's fight against Islamic State

ISTANBUL A few months after he started attending meetings of a hardline Islamic community group in a poor Istanbul suburb, 25-year-old Murat Kipcak stopped reading the Koran and going to the mosque. | Video

World, Turkey, Jul 01 2016

Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes

DUBAI Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were "harassing" warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route.