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6 Kosovars jailed for joining terror groups

Jan. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A Kosovo court on Tuesday convicted a man for participating in terror groups in Syria and jailed him for five years. The Pristina court said the man, identified only as M.D., went to Turkey with his wife and son in March 2013 and later crossed into neighboring Syria to join fighters...

Turkey set for international probe into Khashoggi death

Jan. 22, 2019 5:14 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey is preparing to take steps to launch an international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In comments carried by state-run Anadolu Agency late Monday, Cavusoglu said Turkey had prepared the...

Islamic State group targets US convoy in northeastern Syria

Jan. 21, 2019 4:07 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declaration that the...

Russia: 14 sailors killed when ships catch fire in Black Sea

Jan. 21, 2019 3:36 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Tanzanian-flagged commercial vessels caught fire in the Black Sea, leaving at least 14 sailors dead, Russian officials said Monday. Five other sailors were missing. The Federal Agency for the Sea and River Transport said the fire erupted while fuel was being pumped from one tanker to...

Briton, Greek soldier held in border area on spying charges

Jan. 21, 2019 12:51 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have brought espionage charges against a British national working for a charity assisting migrants and a Greek soldier, who were arrested together in a military area on the border with Turkey. Police had originally sought that the two men aged 25 and 29, who...

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on more Syrian businessmen

Jan. 21, 2019 7:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The European Union is adding 11 businessmen and five companies to its list of Syrians under sanctions for backing President Bashar Assad's government. EU foreign ministers imposed travel bans and asset freezes on them, saying...

Bolton's test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

Jan. 21, 2019 12:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It's up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. The mustachioed national security adviser developed a reputation as a bureaucratic bulldozer through more than three decades...

The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

Jan. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:20 a.m. In a very unusual move, the Israeli military has issued a statement saying it is attacking Iranian military targets in Syria. It is also warning Syrian authorities not to retaliate against Israel. The army issued the...

Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage

Jan. 20, 2019 9:47 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage. A 78-page indictment seen by The Associated Press on Sunday against Turkish national Metin Topuz, jailed since...

Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

Jan. 19, 2019 10:54 PM EST

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing,...