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People attend funeral of fighters killed in an airstrike in the town of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. An airstrike on a rebel training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday killed dozens of Turkish-backed fighters and wounded nearly as many, in one of the heaviest blows to the opposition's strongest groups, a spokesman and a war monitor said. (AP Photo)

Turkey-backed Syria fighters retaliate for deadly airstrike

Oct. 27, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups allied with Turkey lobbed hundreds of missiles and artillery rockets at government posts in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, in retaliation for a deadly attack that killed dozens of their fighters a day earlier. The renewed violence has undermined an already shaky...

A man walks amongst the debris of damaged houses two days after shelling by Armenian's artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of attacking large cities Sunday overnight in violation of the cease-fire deal brokered by Russia that seeks to end the worst outbreak of hostilities in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. (Ismail Coskun/IHA via AP)

Deaths mount in Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes amid truce calls

Oct. 13, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Death and injury tolls rose Tuesday as fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces raged for a third week over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, and the United States urged both sides to adhere to a Russia-brokered cease-fire reached over the weekend....

Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde, left, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speak to the media after their talks, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Linde on Tuesday subtly criticized Turkey over its curbs on freedom of expression, after Cavusoglu took a swipe at Stockholm's policies during a joint news conference that quickly turned tense. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

Oct. 13, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweden’s foreign minister on Tuesday subtly criticized Turkey over its curbs on freedom of expression, after her Turkish counterpart took a swipe at Stockholm’s policies during a joint news conference that quickly turned tense. Standing alongside Ann Linde, Turkish...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF LOCATION   People with Turkish and Turkish Cypriot breakaway flags take photos of each other at the beach with abandoned buildings, in the background, after police open the beachfront of Varosha, an uninhabited, fenced-off suburb in war-divided Cyprus' in the Turkish occupied area in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The United Nations and the European Union have expressed concern that Turkey's move to open the beachfront could hinder renewed efforts to reunify the island, split in 1974 when Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)

After 46 years, Cypriot ghost town's beach opens to public

Oct. 8, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The pristine, azure waters lapping at the skirts of uninhabited Varosha contrast sharply with the dilapidated, crumbling buildings lining the beachfront of this abandoned suburb of Famagusta. For the first time in 46 years, members of the public were permitted on Thursday to access...

Men inspect an unexploded projectile of a multiple rocket launcher after shelling in Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Armenia accused Azerbaijan of firing missiles into the capital of the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, while Azerbaijan said several of its towns and its second-largest city were attacked. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Turkish diplomat denounces Armenia on trip to Azerbaijan

Oct. 6, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Turkey's top diplomat traveled to Baku on Tuesday in a show of solidarity with Azerbaijan amid a flare-up in fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Heavy fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the region since Sept. 27 has killed hundreds in the...

People walk inside a building, destroyed by shelling by Armenian forces in Barda, Azerbaijan, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. The fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh resumed Monday, with both sides accusing each other of launching attacks. The region lies in Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia since the end of a separatist war in 1994. (Unal Cam/DHA via AP)

Armenia and Azerbaijan clash as Iran works on peace plan

Oct. 5, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia accused Azerbaijan of firing missiles into the capital of the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh on Monday, while Azerbaijan said several of its towns and its second-largest city were attacked. Iran, which borders both countries, said it was working on a peace plan for...

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speak to the media after their talks in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Stoltenberg said the 30-country military alliance is

NATO chief hopes Greece, Turkey can negotiate differences

Oct. 5, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO’s chief voiced hope Monday that an agreement by Greece and Turkey to avoid potential military tensions and accidents can lead to diplomatic negotiations to settle long-standing differences between the two allies. During a visit to Ankara, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg...

In this photo taken from a video released by Armenian Foreign Ministry on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, alleged Azerbaijani armed forces shell civilian infrastructures in Stepanakert, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Clashes broke out Sunday in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region within Azerbaijan that has been controlled by ethnic Armenian forces backed by the Armenian government since the end of a separatist war a quarter-century ago. (Armenian Foreign Ministry via AP)

Armenia ready to discuss cease-fire amid Azerbaijan clashes

Oct. 2, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia said Friday it is ready to discuss a cease-fire in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces this week has killed dozens and left scores wounded. The fighting is the biggest escalation in years in the decades-long...

A general view of a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. European Union leaders will be assessing the state of their economy and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on it during their final day of a summit meeting. (John Thys, Pool via AP)

EU sanctions Belarus over election, gets in-kind response

Oct. 2, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed sanctions Friday on 40 officials suspected of election misconduct and a brutal security crackdown on protesters in Belarus, which quickly retaliated by announcing its own sanctions against the EU and recalling its ambassadors from Poland and Lithuania. Russia, in...

In this image taken from video released by the Armenian Defense Ministry on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, Armenian solders guard their position in the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan. Armenia's Foreign Ministry in a statement

Azerbaijan, Armenia no closer to ending clashes after 4 days

Sep. 30, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, with statements from both sides indicating that the flare-up of a decades-old conflict that has killed dozens of people since...