War And Unrest

The Latest: Turkish media hail Syria cease-fire as victory

Oct 18, 2019

Turkey's pro-government dominated media is hailing a US-Turkish agreement on a cease-fire in northeast Syria as a victory for Turkey's president

Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II ships

Oct 18, 2019

Researchers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are honing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific

UN: Afghan insurgents responsible for most 2019 casualties

Oct 17, 2019

A new U.N. report says civilians are dying in record numbers in Afghanistan's increasingly brutal war, noting that more civilians died in July than in any previous one-month period since the U.N. began keeping statistics

The Latest: Pence, Pompeo arrive in Turkey to meet Erdogan

Oct 17, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have arrived in Turkey to mount an improbable push for a cease-fire in Syria

The Latest: US envoy urges Turkey to stop Syria offensive

Oct 16, 2019

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Turkey to halt its offensive in northeastern Syria "and declare a cease-fire immediately"

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Oct 16, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is leaving for Turkey on arguably his most significant mission yet

Trump dismisses US stakes in Syria: "We're 7,000 miles away"

Oct 16, 2019

Trump says U.S. has no significant stake in Turkey's fight in northeastern Syria

The Latest: Trump claims deliberate release of IS prisoners

Oct 16, 2019

President Donald Trump says members of the Islamic State group being held in prisons by Kurdish fighters in Syria have been deliberately released in an effort to make him look bad

Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Oct 15, 2019

Fearing U.S. abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open with the Syrian government and Russia

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful says won't honor deal with UN

Oct 15, 2019

A former Sri Lankan defense chief who's a front-runner in next month's presidential election says if he wins he won't recognize a deal the government made with the U.N. human rights council to investigate alleged war crimes during the nation's civil war

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