Turkey threatens more airstrikes on Syrian Kurds allied with U.S.

May 1, 2017

Turkey threatens more airstrikes on Syrian Kurds allied with U.S.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group. The U.S. views the ...

Apr 30, 2017

U.S.-backed force advances against Islamic State in Syria

A U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance is advancing against the Islamic State group in the key town of Tabqa near the jihadist bastion of Raqqa in northern Syria, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Democratic Forces now control at least 40 percent of the town of ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Dozens detained in protest against Putin

Police detained over 100 activists in St. Petersburg on Saturday as hundreds of Russian opposition supporters turned out to protest against President Vladimir Putin’s expected candidacy in elections next year. Protests in several cities were called by the Open Russia movement founded by arch-Putin ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

15 nabbed in blow to Colombian drug cartel

Authorities have arrested 15 people believed to be part of Colombia’s dominant Gulf Cartel, prosecutors said Saturday. The suspects — 12 adults and three minors — were arrested in the northwestern town of Docordo, in the Choco region, the national organized crime prosecutor’s office ...

/ Apr 30, 2017

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows, adding to fears of a crackdown after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in a referendum on enhancing his powers. The government also dismissed almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave ...