Three killed as Kurdish forces bomb school in north Syria: Turkey

World Nov 20, 2019

Three killed as Kurdish forces bomb school in north Syria: Turkey

Kurdish fighters have bombed a school in northern Syria, killing three civilians and injuring eight others including children, the Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday. Ankara has accused the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which it labels "terrorists," of carrying out bombings in Tal Abyad, ...

Iranian author asylum-seeker tastes freedom in New Zealand

Asia Pacific Nov 15, 2019

Iranian author asylum-seeker tastes freedom in New Zealand

A Kurdish-Iranian refugee who penned a book on a mobile phone while being held in an Australian detention camp said Friday he was celebrating life "as a free man" in New Zealand. Award-winning author Behrouz Boochani is in Christchurch to attend a literary festival and ...

Syrian troops begin deploying along border with Turkey

World Nov 15, 2019

Syrian troops begin deploying along border with Turkey

Syrian government forces started deploying Thursday in areas close to the Turkish border in the country's northeast as part of an agreement reached between Russia and Turkey, state media reported. News agency SANA said troops were deploying between the towns of Jawadiyeh and Malkiyeh, also ...

Russia sets up chopper base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

World Nov 15, 2019

Russia sets up chopper base in northern Syria after U.S. exit

Russia has set up a helicopter base at an airport in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defense Ministry's Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday, a move designed to increase Moscow's control over events on the ground there. Two Mi-35 helicopter gunships were ...