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 ...

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half a century of war

Aug 25, 2016

Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half a century of war

Colombia’s government and the country’s biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world’s longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts. President Juan Manuel Santos hailed the agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ...

Aug 24, 2016

Turkey launches operation to free Syrian town from Islamic State group

Turkey’s military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey’s prime minister’s office said. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the operation, which began hours after Turkey indicated it would step up ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.N. command condemns North Korean mine-laying on border

North Korea has been laying fresh land mines on its side of the demilitarized zone, the U.N. Command said Tuesday. The mining follows a spate of high-profile defections and appears aimed at preventing its troops from fleeing. Military personnel were seen planting mines on ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...