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By Bassem Mroue, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Turkish police have carried out a pre-dawn raid in Istanbul and detained a Syrian woman suspected of links to Kurdish militants who allegedly carried out a bomb attack on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul.
By Mehmet Guzel, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday accused Syria’s Kurds of failing to abide by a Russia-Turkey deal that halted a Turkish offensive into Syria.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Tuesday, masked gunmen killed 18 people and wounded hundreds at a tent encampment in Karbala, Iraq. The bloodbath sparked one of the largest anti-government protests yet in Baghdad, where police fired tear gas. Also, Lebanon’s embattled…
“I have senior officials behind closed doors asking me, ‘If this is how America treats its comrades in the battlefield, can America be counted on?’”…
By Layla Quran, Bryan Wood
In our news wrap Thursday, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., lay in state in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall as fellow lawmakers, friends and families paid their respects. Leaders from both parties remembered Cummings as a man of strong…
President Trump says he’s lifting sanctions on Turkey, after Turkey and Russia extended a cease-fire while Syrian Kurds evacuate the Syrian border region. Trump credited U.S. military withdrawal from northeast Syria for delivering “a much more peaceful and stable area,”…
More than 170,000 people have fled their homes in northern Syria since Turkey launched its offensive two weeks ago. Civilians in the area have lived through years of unrest, including revolution against the Assad regime, the battle to defeat ISIS…
As a cease-fire in northern Syria expired Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders announced a joint plan to evict Kurdish YPG fighters from northeast Syria -- displeasing Syrian President Bashar…
By Jane Ferguson
As U.S. troops follow President Trump's orders and pull out of northeast Syria, they leave behind men they fought side by side with against the Islamic State group. Amid fears of ethnic cleansing by Turkey, the Kurds have agreed to…
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