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Kidnapped French, Iraqi aid workers released after 2 months

Mar. 26, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Four kidnapped aid workers from France and Iraq have been released two months after they were taken hostage in Baghdad. French President Emmanuel Macron announced their liberation Thursday and thanked Iraqi authorities for their cooperation with France to free them. He didn't provide details....

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., left, and ranking member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, talk during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Mar. 11, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a veto threat, Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran. The House gave final legislative approval to the measure Wednesday, 227-186, sending it to Trump. The president has promised to veto...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Pompeo: Afghan violence must ease for peace deal to advance

Mar. 5, 2020 10:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said he had a “very good talk” with a Taliban leader and insisted the militants want to end the violence, a U.S. military drone targeted the group in retaliation for an uptick in attacks against Afghan forces. It made clear the...

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 1, 2020, Turkey-backed opposition fighters help a fellow fighter wounded in fighting with Syrian government forces and their allies in Sarmin, south of Idlib, Syria. Fighting on the ground in Idlib continued Monday, with heavy clashes between Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed fighters. (AP Photo)

Syrian, Turkish armies engage in new deadly clashes in Idlib

Mar. 4, 2020 11:09 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two more Turkish soldiers were killed Wednesday in a Syrian government attack in Syria's northwest, the country's Defense Ministry said, as steady clashes between the two national armies continued to rack up casualties. Turkey has sent thousands of troops into the area to support...

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 1, 2020, Turkey-backed opposition fighters transport a fellow fighter for treatment after he was wounded in fighting with Syrian government forces and their allies in Sarmin, south of Idlib, Syria. Fighting on the ground in Idlib continued Monday, with heavy clashes between Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed fighters. (AP Photo)

Turkey downs Syrian fighter jet in northwest Idlib

Mar. 3, 2020 2:46 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey shot down a Syrian fighter jet in Syria's Idlib province Tuesday, marking the third such incident in as many days, as steady clashes between the two national armies continued over a Russia-backed Syrian government offensive near the Turkish border. State-run Syrian media said...

In this photo taken on Sunday, March 1, 2020, Turkey-backed opposition fighters help a fellow fighter wounded in fighting with Syrian government forces and their allies in Sarmin, south of Idlib, Syria. Fighting on the ground in Idlib continued Monday, with heavy clashes between Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed fighters. (AP Photo)

Turkey's Erdogan hopes to broker Syria truce in Moscow

Mar. 2, 2020 11:06 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey's president on Monday said he hopes to broker a cease-fire in Syria later this week in Moscow when he meets with his Russian counterpart, after growing alarm over direct clashes in northwest Syria between Turkish troops and Syrian forces backed by Russia. The Syrian government's...

Israel missile hits car in Syria after sniper attack attempt

Mar. 2, 2020 10:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Monday fired a missile at a car on the edge of Syria's Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, after the vehicle was allegedly used in an attempted sniper attack from inside Syria. There was no immediate word on casualties. Syrian state TV described the Israeli missile attack in...

Frankfurt airport shuts down temporarily over drone sighting

Mar. 2, 2020 8:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Frankfurt's international airport, Germany's busiest, was shut down for nearly two hours Monday after a drone was spotted near the facility, German federal police said. A pilot reported the drone over the southern part of the airport around 11:15 a.m. and the airport was shut as police...

Migrants walk to reach Pazarakule border gate, Edirne, Turkey, at the Turkish-Greek border on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's borders with Europe were open Saturday, making good on a longstanding threat to let refugees into the continent as thousands of migrants gathered at the frontier with Greece. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at EU border

Mar. 1, 2020 3:53 PM EST

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Thousands of migrants and refugees massed at Turkey's western frontier Sunday, trying to enter Greece by land and sea after Turkey said its borders were open to those hoping to head to Europe. In Syria, Turkish troops shot down two Syrian warplanes after the Syrian military downed...

FILE - This file frame grab from video released on July 22, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Hezbollah fighters advancing up a hill during clashes with al-Qaida-linked militants in an area on the Lebanon-Syria border. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group lost at least eight fighters in northwestern Syria in fighting against insurgents and airstrikes by the Turkey's air force following the death of at least 33 Turkish soldiers earlier this week, a Syrian opposition war monitor and the militant group said Saturday. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP, File)

Eight fighters with Lebanon's Hezbollah killed in Syria

Feb. 29, 2020 10:38 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group lost at least eight fighters in northwest Syria in skirmishes with insurgents and airstrikes by Turkey's air force, an opposition war monitor and the militant group said Saturday. The casualties followed the death of at least 33 Turkish soldiers earlier this...