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The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

May. 15, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times local): 6:55 a.m. The Gaza Health Ministry says the Palestinian death toll in Gaza border protests has risen to 58, including 57 people killed by Israeli army fire and a baby who died...

Turkey willing to consider 'new page' in ties with Armenia

May. 11, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his country would be willing to assess requests for "a new page" in its relations with Armenia. Binali Yildirim's comments Friday were in response to reports that Armenia's new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, had called for the establishment of diplomatic...

Turkish party names Erdogan as presidential candidate

May. 3, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party has formally nominated incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate to run in the presidential election set for June 24. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said lawmakers of the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, agreed to back Erdogan during a...

Turkey warns Greece after flag is hoisted on disputed islet

Apr. 16, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey warned Greece on Monday to refrain from "provocations" after a Greek flag was hoisted on a disputed, uninhabited islet in the Aegean Sea off the Turkish coast. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters that the Turkish coast guards had removed the flag from the island off...

The Latest: Russia says no evidence of gas attack in Douma

Apr. 13, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Russia's military says its personnel in a Syrian city allegedly hit by a chemical weapons attack have not found evidence to support the claim. Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the...

Greek fighter jet crashes into Aegean Sea, pilot killed

Apr. 12, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek air force fighter jet crashed into the Aegean Sea on Thursday after returning from a patrol, killing the pilot, Defense Ministry officials said. The officials said the single-seater Mirage 2000-5 crashed north of the island of Skyros in the central Aegean. They gave no...

The Latest: UN chief warns of Syria spiraling out of control

Apr. 11, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2:45 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is stressing the need to prevent the situation in Syria from "spiraling out of control." The U.N. chief expressed regret Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council has been unable to reach...

Amid tensions with Turkey, Iraqi PM orders forces to border

Mar. 27, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said on Tuesday that he has ordered the military to take full control of the country's borders amid escalating tensions and Turkish threats of an incursion into Iraq to chase Kurdish rebels. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the weekend announced "operations"...

Kurdish rebels withdraw from Iraq's Sinjar

Mar. 23, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Kurdish rebel group will withdraw from the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Friday, it said in a statement, following threats of attack from Turkey's president who has launched a series of airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel camps over the past week. The Kurdistan Workers Party,...