War And Unrest

The Latest: Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds

Oct 14, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence says he's being dispatched to the Middle East by President Donald Trump as U.S. troops pull out of northeast Syria and Turkish forces invade

The Latest: Syrian Kurds ally with Damascus in major shift

Oct 14, 2019

Syrian Kurdish officials say they will work with the country's central government in Damascus to fend off Turkey's offensive against Kurdish fighters

Kremlin relishes US pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine

Oct 13, 2019

U.S. pullback from Syria, turmoil in Ukraine offer new opportunities for the Kremlin to expand its clout

The Latest: Germany to curtail arms exports to Turkey

Oct 12, 2019

Germany's foreign minister has announced that the country will curtail its arms exports to Turkey, which has started a military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters

Iran says oil tanker struck by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Oct 11, 2019

Iranian officials say missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia

George Clooney calls Trump's quip on Kurds 'pretty shocking'

Oct 10, 2019

George Clooney says he was appalled U.S. President Donald Trump partly justified the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria by stating Kurds "didn't help us with Normandy" during World War II

France seeks prison for 2 women in failed Notre Dame plot

Oct 10, 2019

French prosecutors are requesting prison sentences of 25 and 30 years for two young women accused of trying to explode a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in 2016

Trump's Syria-Kurds move gets results -- quick and negative

Oct 9, 2019

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Kurd-held areas in Syria has led to a rare, near immediate result

The Latest: Russia: US playing 'dangerous games' with Kurds

Oct 9, 2019

The Latest: Russian top diplomat says US is playing 'very dangerous games' with Kurdish fighters in Syria

Kosovo election winner in no rush to restart Serbia talks

Oct 8, 2019

A left-wing party leader poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister said Tuesday he isn't in any rush to restart formal talks intended to normalize relations with Serbia and won't lift a 100% tariff on Serb imports from the previous government

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