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Erdogan: Turkey's Syria operation could happen 'suddenly'

May. 29, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president told journalists that Ankara remains committed to rooting out a Syrian Kurdish militia from northern Syria. “Like I always say, we’ll come down on them suddenly one night. And we must,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on his...

Unrest erupts at Jerusalem holy site ahead of march

May. 29, 2022 07:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Nearly 2,000 Jewish pilgrims visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site early Sunday ahead of a nationalist parade through the Old City, prompting Palestinians barricaded inside the Al Aqsa Mosque to throw rocks and fireworks at the visitors and nearby Israeli police. ...

Colombians to vote for president amid generalized discontent

May. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians emerging from the coronavirus pandemic will vote for their next president Sunday, choosing from six candidates who all promise various degrees of change amid rising inequality, inflation, violence and a discontent with the status quo. The ballot...

Al Jazeera says it will go to ICC over killing of journalist

May. 27, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Al Jazeera news network says it will submit a case file to the International Criminal Court on the killing of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot dead earlier this month during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank. The Qatar-based network and the...

Palestinians: Israel deliberately killed Al Jazeera reporter

May. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Thursday announced the results of its investigation into the shooting death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, saying it had proven she was deliberately killed by Israeli forces as she tried to flee. The conclusion...

In Lebanon, a nascent reform movement faces tough road

May. 26, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ramy Finge spent two years braving tear gas and rubber bullets, sometimes trying to scale the cement walls surrounding Lebanon’s parliament during anti-government protests. Soon he'll be able to walk in through the front door. The dentist from the northern city of...

Rival Libya leader says he has no plans to rule from Tripoli

May. 26, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

SIRTE, Libya (AP) — One of Libya’s rival prime ministers told The Associated Press that he has no immediate plans to rule from the capital of Tripoli, after his attempted move there last week sparked clashes and fears of a return to widespread civil strife. In an interview late...

Police arrest 10 youths for anti-India protest in Kashmir

May. 26, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in disputed Kashmir arrested at least 10 people during overnight raids following an anti-India protest that erupted as an Indian court sentenced a prominent Kashmiri pro-independence leader to life in prison, officials said Thursday. The protest was...

EXPLAINER: What Turkey's Erdogan could gain in NATO debate

May. 26, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Within a two-week span, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for a new incursion into Syria. Erdogan...

Turkey demands 'concrete steps' to back Nordics' NATO bids

May. 25, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish official insisted after talks with Swedish and Finnish officials Wednesday that Turkey would not agree to the two Nordic countries joining NATO unless specific steps are taken to address Ankara's objections. “We have made it very clear that...