VIENNA (Reuters) – More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia, the United Nations said on Sunday. In a statement, the U.N. Office for
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkish forces approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria on Sunday, setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Islamic State supporters to escape from a camp for displaced people and prompted U.S. soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base. A U.S. military official said the
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism. Turkish troops entered central Ras al-Ayn according to Turkey’s Defense Ministry and
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the “important reforms” that Abiy, Ethiopia’s leader since April 2018,
WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday asked a U.S. national security panel to review TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s acquisition of Musical.ly, arguing TikTok is used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Rubio said
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says there was “no blackmail” in the phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump that helped spark an impeachment inquiry. Responding Thursday to questions from The Associated Press, Zelenskiy said he only learned after their July 25 phone call that the U.S.