World Mar 25, 2020

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Istanbul prosecutors said on Wednesday they had prepared an indictment against a close aide to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The prosecutor's office accused the two men of ...

Syria's brutal civil war enters 10th year

World Mar 15, 2020

Syria's brutal civil war enters 10th year

by Tony Gamal-Gabriel

Syria's brutal conflict entered its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar Assad's regime having consolidated its hold over the war-wracked country with a decimated economy where foreign powers flex their muscle. When Syrians took to the streets on March 15, 2011, they could scarcely have ...

Fears of coronavirus increase barriers against asylum-seekers

World Mar 7, 2020

Fears of coronavirus increase barriers against asylum-seekers

No entry, says Hungary. Not all at once, says Greece. Watch out, says Croatia — they might have the coronavirus. Thousands of asylum-seekers sit at the intersection of a pair of fast-moving news stories — a spike in migration in Europe and uncertainty about the ...

Russia and Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

World Mar 6, 2020

Russia and Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened to put forces from the two countries into direct conflict. The deal struck by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ...

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal as well as political

World | FOCUS Mar 5, 2020

For Putin, victory in Syria is personal as well as political

When Turkey's president visited Russia last summer, the sun shone as he shared ice cream and admired fighter jets with a friendly President Vladimir Putin. But ahead of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Moscow on Thursday, clouds have gathered, with the pair in a standoff ...

Syrian and Turkish armies engage in new deadly clashes in Idlib

World Mar 4, 2020

Syrian and Turkish armies engage in new deadly clashes in Idlib

Turkey said that two more of its soldiers were killed Wednesday in a Syrian government attack in northwestern Syria, as steady clashes between the two national armies continued to rack up casualties. Turkey has sent thousands of troops into the area to support Syrian insurgents ...

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Europe with 'millions' of migrants

World Mar 3, 2020

Turkey's Erdogan threatens Europe with 'millions' of migrants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe, drawing accusations from EU leaders that he is trying to pressure them into backing his incursions into Syria. Turkey gave the green light Friday to refugees and migrants to ...

World Feb 29, 2020

Turkey and Russia hold crisis talks after deadly strike in Syria

The leaders of Russia and Turkey held crisis talks Friday after 33 Turkish soldiers died in an airstrike in Syria, as Ankara ramped up pressure on Europe by threatening to flood in migrants. The United States and United Nations urged an end to the Russian-backed ...