Turkey mulls buffer zone in case of big Syrian influx

Turkey mulls buffer zone in case of big Syrian influx

Turkey is considering creating a buffer zone on its border with Syria if hundreds of thousands flee the unrest there, a Turkish daily newspaper reported on Friday. Nearly 3,000 Syrians have fled into southern Turkey fearing a military assault, and the Syrian army has begun a military operation near the…

Malcolm X daughter pleads guilty in NYC to theft

Malcolm X daughter pleads guilty in NYC to theft

A daughter of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X has pleaded guilty to stealing the identity of an elderly family friend to run up more than $55,000 in credit card bills. Malikah Shabazz was freed from jail Thursday after entering the plea at a courthouse in New York City. She…

Warhol motion mania hits İstanbul

Warhol motion mania hits İstanbul

A hazy 204 minutes of languid youths in a drugged stupor, contemporary art icon Andy Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls,” an experimental underground film shot at the Hotel Chelsea and other New York locations in the summer of 1966, has afforded countless cult followers a cherished peek into the sad-glam New York…

Gates, questions future of NATO

Gates, questions future of NATO

America’s military alliance with Europe — the cornerstone of U.S. security policy for six decades — faces a “dim, if not dismal” future, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday in a blunt valedictory address. In his final policy speech as Pentagon chief, Gates questioned the viability of NATO, saying…