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US military says service members killed in Syria blast

Jan. 16, 2019 2:16 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A number of U.S. troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war torn country. The Islamic State...

Turkey's Erdogan calls for revision of Bosnia peace accords

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a revision of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War, saying they failed to address the former Yugoslav republic's future. Erdogan said the United Nations should take "a stronger step" in a possible revision of the...

Fighting flares up in Libyan capital, killing 5, wounding 20

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital of Tripoli has flared up again, four months after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire. Malek Merset, spokesman for the Tripoli-based Health Ministry, says at least five people were killed and 20 others wounded...

The Latest: Iran state TV English channel anchor held in US

Jan. 16, 2019 12:48 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran's state television (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The elder son of an American-born news anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says she is being held in the United States, but has not been charged with anything....

The Latest: Erdogan: Attack could be to deter US withdrawal

Jan. 16, 2019 12:30 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local) 7:25 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that an explosion that killed American service members in Syria may have been an act aimed to deter the United States from withdrawing troops. Erdogan said, however, that U.S. President...

Iran state TV's English channel says anchorwoman held in US

Jan. 16, 2019 11:34 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television's English-language service has been arrested by the FBI after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV's Marzieh...

Report: Turkey seeks warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

Jan. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror organization. Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player....

UN authorizes monitoring of Yemen cease-fire in key port

Jan. 16, 2019 11:21 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a U.N. mission to monitor implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida agreed to by the government and Houthi Shiite rebels. The agreement, if fully implemented,...

US military says American service members killed in explosion while conducting routine patrol in Syria

Jan. 16, 2019 9:57 AM EST
BEIRUT (AP) — US military says American service members killed in explosion while conducting routine patrol in Syria.

The UN has voted to authorize monitoring of a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida.

Jan. 16, 2019 9:55 AM EST
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN has voted to authorize monitoring of a cease-fire and withdrawal of forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida.