Aug 26, 2016

Car bombing in Turkey kills 11 police; 78 wounded

Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, the state-run news agency said. The attack struck the checkpoint some 50 meters (yards) from a main police ...

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

Aug 26, 2016

Kerry outlines new Yemen peace push at meeting with Gulf nations

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced a fresh international peace initiative for Yemen aimed at forming a unity government to resolve its 17-month-old conflict. “This war needs to end and it needs to end as quickly as possible,” Kerry said after ...

Suicide bomber at Turkish wedding kills at least 30; 94 injured

Aug 21, 2016

Suicide bomber at Turkish wedding kills at least 30; 94 injured

A bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in southeastern Turkey killed at least 30 people and wounded 94 others, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the “barbaric” attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday ...

Syrian planes bomb Kurdish-held area for first time

Aug 19, 2016

Syrian planes bomb Kurdish-held area for first time

Syrian government warplanes bombed Kurdish-held areas of the northeastern city of Hassakeh on Thursday for the first time in the country’s five-year-old civil war, killing at least 13 people, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and a monitoring group said. The powerful YPG, a crucial ...