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ISTANBUL — Turkey announced on Thursday that it would repatriate an American suspected of being a member of the Islamic State, after a commitment from the United States that his entry would not be blocked. The American, Muhammad Darwish Bassam, 39, had been stranded on a strip of land at the Turkish

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BERLIN — Bint Dahlia was 33 when she left Germany with her husband and children to start life in the Islamic State’s newly declared caliphate. She is one of thousands of Europeans who did so — and, five years later, one of hundreds trying to come back. European governments have resisted repatriating

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An American citizen with suspected ties to ISIS will be repatriated to the United States after a three-day stay in a no man’s land between the borders of Turkey and Greece. Turkey’s Interior Ministry announced Thursday that the man, who has been identified by local media as 39-year-old Mohammad Darw

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American ISIS fighter stranded in no-man's to be repatriated to U.S., Turkey says
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German FM calls for Europe to raise its climate targets
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Russia says BRICS nations favor idea of common payment system
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'Tinder Box-Like Conditions' Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia
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