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  • Angelina Jolie is drawing attention to the plight of the hundreds of thousands who have fled Syria's civil war.

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, center left, in her role as special envoy for the U. N. refugee agency, and UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres, center right, at the Oncupinar Syrian refugee camp in Kilis, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Jolie met with Syrian refugees in Turkey, after visiting Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. There are more than 80,000 Syrian refugees in 11 camps in Turkey.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 4:30 AM EST
  • A Philadelphia archaeology museum will indefinitely loan ancient jewelry known as "Troy gold" to Turkey in exchange for a future exhibit of artifacts from King Midas' tomb.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 AM EST
  • In this image taken on July 24, 2012, a Thai Peanut Barbecue Turkey Cutlet Burger is shown in Concord, N.H.

    Like most homemade barbecue sauces, it's so much better than anything you can buy. And yet I almost never make it.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
  • BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have begun a major operation in the Aleppo region, aiming to strike at security compounds and bases around Syria's largest city, activists said Friday.

    It would be evidence that weeks of intense bombardments by the Syrian military, including airstrikes, have failed to dislodge the rebels. Instead, fighting rages across the country in a 17-month civil war that shows no sign of ending soon.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:30 AM EST
  • As Turkey and its allies mull possible intervention in Syria, the Turkish military, broken as a political force, is likely to move in step with the civilian commanders it once viewed with disdain.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:00 PM EST