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More Than a Battle, Kobani Is a Publicity War via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/20/wor…
#Turkey plans to go ahead with redevelopment of Istanbul's #Gezi Park, same project that spurred deadly protests m.aljazeera.com/story/20141119…
Cleanup and hunt for body parts after suicide blast in #Iraq's #Erbil today. Photo by mitchprothero instagram.com/p/vk9TTRySAz/
A worrying development: Suicide blast rocks #Iraq's oil-rich city of #Erbil, which had largely been spared violence aljazeera.com/news/middleeas…
"Conversion was never protection. It was not ISIS’s goal to make Kassig a Muslim, nor was it in its interest to... fb.me/2NAucnI7d
Meanwhile, a few blocks from my home in #Istanbul: pic.twitter.com/V4FUrGPhrS
RT @todayszamancom: Turkey to train FSA members in Kırşehir's Hirfanlı district todayszaman.com/diplomacy_turk…
RT @JoeWSJ: Great reporting and detail from @PaulSonne in the no-man's land between Ukrainian and Russian forces. m.wsj.com/articles/ukrai…
Yazidi Girls Seized by ISIS Speak Out After Escape, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/15/wor…
And then there's this... RT @Nervana_1: Chechen #IS Militants In #Kobani Vow To Save Kurds "From Communism" rferl.org/content/under-…
Excellent piece on #Syrian refugees working with #Turkey's intel services to kidnap #ISIS fighters voc.tv/1u5sPtH by @jeff_neumann
With #ISIS now an indispensable service provider, US airstrikes disrupt life & anger civilians in #Raqqa mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/wor…
Oh my: Another ‘Putin Tiger’ Reported to Have Crossed Into China, via @nytimes sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/ano…
“The Western world thinks there is no ISIS in their countries — that all the jihadis have gone to fight and die... fb.me/3xQfEA480
RT @NewYorker: Margaret Talbot on the Pill, “the only medication we refer to as if it were the only medication” nyr.kr/1wfSX3i
Pictures of ducklings replace genitals in Turkish biology textbook japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/1… (h/t @Meralink)
RT @jackfairweather: Give the Taliban a Chance - we've tried almost every other approach nyti.ms/1ytNyYz
#Turkey: police reportedly detain 12, including a woman, in attack on sailors from #USS Ross in #Istanbul: stripes.com/news/europe/3-…
RT @nxthompson Newly relevant: Adam Higginbotham's classic #longreads about the life of a window washer. ow.ly/EbCUU
#VIDEO: Turkish nationalists attack US sailors in #Istanbul: "We define you as murderers ... get out of our land." tinyurl.com/n2el6z6
Is #Turkey collaborating with #ISIS? Interesting Columbia University report examining the credibility of allegations tinyurl.com/m4qhqwr
"Maybe an incomplete and imperfect effort to contain the Islamic State is as good as it gets. Perhaps the best we... fb.me/6X9LMGMEw
Repatriating The Yellow Dogs: what happened to Iran's rock stars murdered in New York? gu.com/p/43762/stw
Meanwhile, CNN to suspend service in Russia: f24.my/10NwAtc
Hello, My Name Is Stephen Glass, and I’m Sorry newrepublic.com/article/120145…
Obstacles Limit Targets and Pace of Strikes on ISIS, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/10/wor…
White House authorizes deployment of up to 1,500 additional US military personnel to #Iraq pic.twitter.com/lr8JPQhRTx
More Than 600 Reported Chemical Exposure in Iraq, Pentagon Acknowledges, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2014/11/07/wor…
Excellent piece by Shiraz Maher on the British jihadis fighting for #ISIS: Who are they & what motivates them? tinyurl.com/men5jv8
"From the ashes of [Camp Bucca] rose the Islamic State. Indeed, when those inhabitants freed in 2009 returned to... fb.me/7a1akMKnQ
White House to seek new Congressional authorization to use military force in prolonged fight against #ISIS nytimes.com/2014/11/06/wor…
Timely new @CrisisGroup report on #Turkey and the #PKK: Saving the Peace Process. PDF link: crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/…
This is a great step RT @HuffPostMedia: Brooklyn startup will insure freelance journalists in war zones huff.to/1qpSfhZ
#Iran's Gen. Ghasem Soleimani apparently planned the Jurf al-Sakher ops against #ISIS in #Iraq three months ago. wapo.st/1x7QL1G
Government-controlled #Syria is truncated, battered & impoverished. But under a defiant Assad, it carries on. bigstory.ap.org/article/cbdbd4…
“You can’t really say that we are smuggling oil, because we take permission from the Turkish side and the Syrian... fb.me/6NTJVZoh5
#PKK leaders looking for a mediator, potentially the US, to help get peace negotiations with #Turkey back on track mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKB…
"The campaign billboards suggested a tight race between Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Aleksandr Zakharchenko." nytimes.com/2014/11/03/wor…
RT @HDNER: At least 10 killed, scores missing, as migrant boat sinks off n. coast of #Istanbul bit.ly/1ttXlwS pic.twitter.com/XLpvd5KcFn
“It’s like what they say in Animal Farm ... all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” nytimes.com/2014/11/02/wor…
Fascinating NYT read on how a close Putin associate has strong-armed competitors out of textbook publishing nytimes.com/2014/11/02/wor…
New @hrw report: #ISIS executed hundreds of prison inmates, most of whom were #Shia: hrw.org/news/2014/10/3… pic.twitter.com/thjIz6cyJa
"Like Russia’s president Putin, it does not matter which position Erdogan holds: He is his nation’s paramount leader" mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/01/wor…
The parents of #ISIS hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig released new plea today (via @kassigfamily): pic.twitter.com/PGemCf7Tyd
Incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking photographs from @thabjouqa on the widows of Syrian fighters in Jordan tinyurl.com/oxkgm7y
Describing torture & brutality as a hostage in #Syria, Theo Padnos says FSA handed him over 2 his al-Nusra kidnappers nytimes.com/2014/10/28/mag…