BORDER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BORDER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Turkey opposes U.S. supplying arms to Kurds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538845-68/turkey-kobani-fighters-kurdish.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538845-68/turkey-kobani-fighters-kurdish.html.csp">Turkey opposes U.S. supplying arms to Kurds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELENA BECATOROS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SUZAN FRASER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T19:47:35.694-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 07:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Suruc, Turkey • Turkey wouldn’t agree to any U.S. arms transfers to Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic militants in Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Sunday, as the extremist group fired more mortar rounds near the Syrian-Turkish border. Turkey views the main Syrian Kurdish group, the PYD — and its military wing which is fighting IS militants — as an extension of the PKK, which has waged a 30-year insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terror group by the U.S. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585388452014-10-19T19:47:35.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-19T19:47:35.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538845@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:47:35 MDT S. Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538757-68/north-korea-korean-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58538757-68/north-korea-korean-south.html.csp">S. Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HYUNG-JIN KIM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-19T16:11:02.053-06:00">Updated Oct 19, 2014 04:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but the 10 minutes of shooting highlighted rising tensions between the divided countries. The Koreas’ first exchange of gunfire came after North Korea opened fire at balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets that were floating across the border from the S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585387572014-10-19T16:11:02.053-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-19T16:11:02.053-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58538757@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:11:02 MDT Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58535532-68/border-custody-patrol-texas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58535532-68/border-custody-patrol-texas.html.csp">Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-18T22:08:57.426-06:00">Updated Oct 18, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 36-year-old man was found unresponsive Friday in a holding cell at a Border Patrol checkpoint between Carlsbad, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Authorities say agents performed CPR on the man before he was transported to an El Paso hospital where he died. They say he was in custody for drug possession. U.S. Customs and Border...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585355322014-10-18T22:08:57.426-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-18T22:08:57.426-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58535532@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:08:57 MDT Airstrikes, street battles in Syrian Kurdish town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524121-68/kurdish-turkey-kobani-syria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58524121-68/kurdish-turkey-kobani-syria.html.csp">Airstrikes, street battles in Syrian Kurdish town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and ALBERT AJI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-15T08:39:01.978-06:00">Updated Oct 15, 2014 08:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mursitpinar, Turkey • Bolstered by intensified U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State group, Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremists in a Syrian Kurdish border town near Turkey, making small advances, activists and officials said. Elsewhere in Syria, in a stark reminder of the country’s wider civil war, a Syrian lawmaker was gunned down in the central province of Hama — the latest assassination to target a figure linked to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585241212014-10-15T08:39:01.978-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-15T08:39:01.978-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58524121@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:39:01 MDT U.S., Russia to share intel on Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58522489-68/russia-ukraine-kerry-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58522489-68/russia-ukraine-kerry-russian.html.csp">U.S., Russia to share intel on Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T21:32:02.502-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • The United States and Russia will share intelligence on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and work together to combat the threat of terrorism that hangs over the region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday after meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. After three hours of talks in Paris, Kerry said Russia has agreed to “explore” whether to provide more weapons to Iraqi security forces fighting Islamist extremists, as well as to train and advise them. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58522489@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:32:02 MDT Robinson: As of now, war on Islamic State is a failure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517883-82/state-islamic-iraq-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58517883-82/state-islamic-iraq-syrian.html.csp">Robinson: As of now, war on Islamic State is a failure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-14T01:01:03.186-06:00">Updated Oct 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • It’s not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing. U.S.-led air power has barely been able to keep the jihadist militants from capturing the Syrian town of Kobane, near the Turkish border — and the besieged city may yet fall. Far to the southeast, Islamic State fighters have come within a few miles of Baghdad and threaten to consolidate their control of the vast Anbar Province, the Sunni heartland of Iraq. The s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58517883@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:01:03 MDT Putin orders troops away from Ukrainian border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58514794-68/troops-russia-russian-border.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58514794-68/troops-russia-russian-border.html.csp">Putin orders troops away from Ukrainian border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">LAURA MILLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-12T21:59:01.892-06:00">Updated Oct 12, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman. Dmitry Peskov told Russian news outlets late Saturday in Sochi that Putin had ordered approximately 17,600 troops to return home from Rostov, a southern region that borders eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian insurgents have been battling government troops since April. The Kremlin has said that troops stationed in Rostov were parti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585147942014-10-12T21:59:01.892-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-12T21:59:01.892-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58514794@www.sltrib.com Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:59:01 MDT Kurds struggle to hold Syrian town as militants push in http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58512411-68/kobani-kurdish-militants-town.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58512411-68/kobani-kurdish-militants-town.html.csp">Kurds struggle to hold Syrian town as militants push in</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T22:50:02.218-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Suruc, Turkey • Kurdish militiamen are putting up a fierce fight to defend a Syrian town near the border with Turkey but are struggling to repel the Islamic State group, which is advancing and pushing in from two sides, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said Saturday. The battle for Kobani is still raging despite more than two weeks of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition targeting the militants in and around the town. The strikes, which are aimed at rolling back the militants’ gains, appe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58512411@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:50:02 MDT U.N. warns of massacre if militants take town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58509381-68/kobani-state-turkey-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58509381-68/kobani-state-turkey-syrian.html.csp">U.N. warns of massacre if militants take town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T19:29:14.648-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mursitpinar, Turkey • In a dramatic appeal, a U.N. official warned that hundreds of civilians who remain trapped in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani near the border with Turkey were likely to be “massacred” by advancing extremists and called on Ankara to help prevent a catastrophe. Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. Syria envoy, raised the specter of some of the worst genocides of the 20th century during a news conference in Geneva to underscore concerns as the Islamic State group pushed into Kobani...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585093812014-10-10T19:29:14.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T19:29:14.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58509381@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:29:14 MDT Turkey’s leader: Syrian town poised to fall to Islamic State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498420-68/kobani-kurdish-turkey-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58498420-68/kobani-kurdish-turkey-state.html.csp">Turkey’s leader: Syrian town poised to fall to Islamic State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and LEFTERIS PITARAKIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T22:44:55.157-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mursitpinar, Turkey • Islamic State fighters were poised to capture a strategic Syrian town on the Turkish border, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday, even as Kurdish forces battled to expel the extremists from their footholds on the outskirts. The outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend Kobani got a small boost from a series of U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants that sent huge columns of black smoke into the sky. Limited coalition strikes have done little to blunt the Islamic Sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584984202014-10-07T22:44:55.157-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-07T22:44:55.157-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58498420@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:44:55 MDT Turkey: Syrian town poised to fall to militants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58496112-68/kobani-turkey-kurdish-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58496112-68/kobani-turkey-kurdish-state.html.csp">Turkey: Syrian town poised to fall to militants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RYAN LUCAS and LEFTERIS PITARAKIS </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T15:08:26.486-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mursitpinar, Turkey • Islamic State fighters were poised to capture a strategic Syrian town on the Turkish border, Turkey’s president warned Tuesday, even as Kurdish forces battled to expel the extremists from their footholds on the outskirts. The outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend Kobani got a small boost from a series of U.S.-led airstrikes against the militants that sent huge columns of black smoke into the sky. Limited coalition strikes have done little to blunt the Islamic Stat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584961122014-10-07T15:08:26.486-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-07T15:08:26.486-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58496112@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:08:26 MDT Iraqi Kurds take Syrian border crossing from Islamic State militants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474822-68/kurdish-iraq-syria-fighters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474822-68/kurdish-iraq-syria-fighters.html.csp">Iraqi Kurds take Syrian border crossing from Islamic State militants</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By VIVIAN SALAMA</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T21:51:44.717-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salhiyah, Iraq • Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the defensive as the extremists pressed ahead with a relentless assault on a town near the Turkish border. The attack on Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, has driven more than 160,000 people across the frontier in the pas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584748222014-09-30T21:51:44.717-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T21:51:44.717-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58474822@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:51:44 MDT Plan to give refugee status to Central American minors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474634-68/united-border-states-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58474634-68/united-border-states-program.html.csp">Plan to give refugee status to Central American minors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T19:23:29.771-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 07:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the program, immigrants from those countries who are lawfully in the United States will be able to request that child relatives still in those three countries be resettled in the United States as refugees. The program would establish in-country processing to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584746342014-09-30T19:23:29.771-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-30T19:23:29.771-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58474634@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:23:29 MDT Letter: Immigration gridlock is argument for McAleer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58473813-82/border-gridlock-immigration-entry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58473813-82/border-gridlock-immigration-entry.html.csp">Letter: Immigration gridlock is argument for McAleer</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T16:48:01.726-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Congressman Bishop, I am one of the majority of Americans who are completely disgusted with the protracted gridlock and obstructionism of our Congress of which you have been a leading proponent. Specific to our immigration crisis, your obstinate refusal to address the issue until our borders are “secure” is ludicrous. Sir, there is only one border in the world that is “secure” — the 160-mile North Korea and South Korea border which takes 639,000 South Korean and 30,000 active U.S. troops to pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58473813@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:01 MDT Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58470296-68/islamic-turkey-state-militants.html.csp">Despite airstrikes, Islamic State fighters close in on Turkish border</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DESMOND BUTLER</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Antakya, Turkey • Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with mortars and artillery shells, advancing within three miles of the Kurdish frontier city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and N...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584702962014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-29T20:14:52.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58470296@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:14:52 MDT Washington Post: Policing the border patrol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468650-82/border-agency-agents-incidents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468650-82/border-agency-agents-incidents.html.csp">Washington Post: Policing the border patrol</a></h4>