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US, allies pledge unity on Russia; to do what isn't as clear

Jan. 19, 2022 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden largely has rallied European allies to pledge as one that they will take tough measures against Russia if it rolls troops into Ukraine. But when it comes to what exactly the United States and Europe are willing to do, the allies haven't looked as united. ...

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

Jan. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as temperatures plummet and poverty soars. The storm, dubbed “Hiba” in Lebanon,...

Police arrest 29 for bringing people to EU on leisure boats

Jan. 19, 2022 10:31 AM EST

FOSSALTA DI PIAVE, Italy (AP) — Police in Italy, Albania and Greece on Wednesday arrested some 30 people accused of profiteering several hundred million euros to smuggle refugees and migrants into the European Union from Turkey on yachts and other leisure vessels. The coordinated...

Greece boosts air force with advanced French jet fighters

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

TANAGRA, Greece (AP) — French-built fighter jets roared Wednesday over the Acropolis as Greece races to modernize its military and flaunts new security alliances aimed at checking neighboring Turkey. Six advanced Rafale jets, purchased from the French air force, flew in low...

Oil flow resumes at Iraq-Turkey pipeline following blast

Jan. 19, 2022 06:47 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A pipeline that carries oil from Iraq to world markets resumed operating Wednesday after an explosion in southeastern Turkey forced it to shut down for several hours. No one was hurt in the explosion late Tuesday near the town of Pazarcik in Kahramanmaras...

Turkey's deal with UAE to build foreign exchange reserves

Jan. 19, 2022 04:49 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to a currency swap deal equivalent to $4.74 billion to boost Turkey’s depleted foreign exchange reserves, the Turkish central bank announced Wednesday. Under the agreement reached between their central banks,...

EXPLAINER: Are Turkey's efforts to fix the economy working?

Jan. 19, 2022 03:03 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s government and central bank have taken unconventional steps in recent weeks to prop up a beleaguered economy crippled by skyrocketing consumer prices, instead of ending a much-criticized plan to cut interest rates. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s...

Al-Shabab claims deadly bombing near Somali military camp

Jan. 18, 2022 11:29 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least four people were killed and 10 others wounded in Somalia's capital when a man in an explosive vest detonated at a teashop opposite a Somali military training camp on Tuesday, the Somali National News Agency reports. The teashop in Mogadishu is...

4 on trial over poster at Swiss rally saying 'Kill Erdogan'

Jan. 18, 2022 04:54 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Four people went on trial in the Swiss capital Tuesday over a protest against Turkey's government four years ago where some demonstrators hoisted a banner showing a gun pointed at an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next to the words, “Kill Erdogan.” ...

AP PHOTOS: Bejeweled camels wrestle for victory in Turkey

Jan. 18, 2022 02:30 AM EST

SELCUK, Turkey (AP) — Black-eyed Nirvana and Mr. Isa, two male camels from the western Aydin province of Turkey and wearing colorful saddles, circled the grounds with their owners and then wrestled fiercely as thousands cheered. They were competing as part of 80 pairs or 160...