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Leaders of Ukraine, Turkey and UN to meet Thursday in Lviv

Aug. 16, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have accepted an invition from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to meet Thursday to review the deal allowing Ukrainian grain to be shipped to world markets to help alleviate the global...

Reports: Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11

Aug. 16, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey carried out an airstrike in northern Syria on Tuesday near its border killing at least 11 people, including Syrian government soldiers, an opposition war monitor and a Kurdish media outlet said. The attack happened just west of the northern town of Kobani and...

Greece seeks ways to recover migrant girl's body from border

Aug. 16, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece says it will work with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent to seek the body of a child who a group of asylum-seekers said had died of a scorpion sting while they were stranded for days on the Greek-Turkish border. Migration Minister Notis...

Satellite images show first ship out of Ukraine in Syria

Aug. 16, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first shipment of grain to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal appears to have ended up in Syria — even as Damascus remains a close ally of Moscow, satellite images analyzed Tuesday by The Associated Press show. The arrival of the cargo ship...

AP PHOTOS: Stargazers watch meteors at ancient Turkish site

Aug. 16, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

ADIYAMAN, Turkey (AP) — Stargazers gathered to watch the Perseid meteor shower among ancient statues atop Mount Nemrut in southeastern Turkey. Hundreds spent the night at the UNESCO World Heritage Site for the annual meteor show that stretches along the orbit of the comet...

Greek police find 38 migrants near Turkish border

Aug. 15, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have found 38 migrants who had been reported stranded on an islet in the Evros River on the border between Greece and Turkey. Police announced they found 22 men, 9 women and 7 children Monday at a site inside Greek territory, away...

Location of 1st ship to leave Ukraine carrying grain unknown

Aug. 15, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine under a wartime deal has had its cargo resold several times and there is now no information about its location and cargo destination, the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut said Monday. The Sierra Leone-flagged ship Razoni, which left...

Minister: Syria ready to repatriate refugees from Lebanon

Aug. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian Cabinet minister said Monday that Syrian refugees in neighboring Lebanon can start returning home, where he said they will get all the help they need from authorities. Tiny Lebanon is home to 1 million Syrian refugees who fled war in their country...

Protests in northern Syria slam Turkish minister's remarks

Aug. 12, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian opposition supporters rallied Friday in northwestern Syria, including outside a Turkish army post, to denounce remarks by Turkey’s foreign minister urging for a reconciliation with Syrian President Bashar Assad. On Thursday, Turkish Foreign...

Migrant search and rescue in third day off Greek islands

Aug. 12, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was conducted on Friday for a third day for migrants reported missing after their boat capsized south of the Greek island of Rhodes, the coast guard said Friday. A Greek frigate and three merchant ships were searching the area...