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Airstrikes hit near Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tension

Aug. 19, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria, however, said the Turkish convoy was carrying ammunition to rebels who have lost ground this...

Turkey removes 3 pro-Kurdish mayors from office

Aug. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a new government crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party, Turkey on Monday removed from office the elected mayors of three cities in the mostly Kurdish-populated southeast region over their alleged links to rebels, replacing them with government appointees. The mayors of the cities of...

The Latest: Turkey says its army convoy targeted in Syria

Aug. 19, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as the government offensive intensifies on the country's last rebel stronghold (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Turkey says airstrikes have targeted a Turkish military convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians. There was no immediate word on...

Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties

Aug. 19, 2019 7:39 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties.

Airstrikes on Syrian rebel stronghold kill family of 7

Aug. 17, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Government and Russian airstrikes pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in Syria's northwest on Saturday, killing at least seven members of one family, activists and a war monitor reported. The intense airstrikes were coupled with fierce ground clashes as the government, backed by...

Rainstorm floods markets, underpasses in Istanbul; 1 dead

Aug. 17, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains have hit the Turkish city of Istanbul, flooding streets and basements, stranding drivers on roads and disrupting rail and ferry services. At least one person was found dead inside a flooded underpass, the private DHA news agency reported. Haberturk television said Saturday's...

Turkey: Syria 'safe zone' center to operate next week

Aug. 16, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister says a Turkish-U.S. coordination center for a so-called "safe zone" in northern Syria will become fully operational next week. Hulusi Akar also said Friday that Turkey and the United States had reached an agreement concerning the control of airspace over the...

Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Aug. 15, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say federal police found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. The federal Public Safety Department said Thursday that the migrants recounted a long, complicated trip in a...

Indian business ties underpin muted Arab response to Kashmir

Aug. 15, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the...

Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Aug. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and...