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Syrian Army Moves to Confront Turkish Forces as US Withdraws
Turkey — Syrian government troops moved into a series of towns and villages in northern Syria Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces ...
Japan Looks for Missing as Typhoon Kills as Many as 48
Japan — Rescue crews dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 48 people ...
Queen Elizabeth II Gives Speech in Parliament
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Parliament for the ceremonial state opening ceremony and given her speech. . .
EU Negotiators Continue to Discuss Brexit as Deadline Looms
LANDON - Work continues toward reaching a Brexit deal.
Negotiators are meeting again Monday in an attempt to reach an agreement that would allow Britain ...
Pakistan’s Khan Says He Will Try to Facilitate Iran-Saudi Talks
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding ...
Japan Sends in Troops After Massive Typhoon Hammers Tokyo, Kills 23
TOKYO - Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country ...
Putin Says Russia Has ‘Very Friendly’ Relations with Saudi Crown Prince
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin said Russia has “very friendly personal relations” with Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman ...
Khamenei Tells Iran’s Guards to Develop More Advanced, Modern Weapons
TEHRAN - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Sunday to develop more advanced ...
Companies Welcome US-China Trade Truce, Warn Disputes Remain
BEIJING — Companies have welcomed a U.S.-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress ...
Almost 200,000 People Have Been Displaced by Turkish Offensive in Syria
DAMASCUS - The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northeastern Syria said on Saturday that 191,069 people have been displaced as a result of Turkish military operations...
Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo as Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan
FUJISAWA, Japan — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall ...
Saudi Arabian Border Guards: Iranian Tanker Captain Says Breakage Caused Leak
RIYADH - Saudi Arabian Border Guards, the agency responsible for guarding land and sea borders of the Kingdom, said it had learned that a breakage in the front of the Iranian tanker . . .
Catalan Separatist Leaders to Get Up to 15 Years in Jail: Judicial Source
MADRID - Spain’s Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source ...
China’s President in India for Summit Amid Kashmir Tensions
MAMALLAPURAM, India — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India on Friday for meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a time of tensions over Beijing’s support for Pakistan ...
‘Border on Fire’ as Turkey Intensifies Syria Campaign
ISTANBUL - Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe ...
Iran: Oil Tanker Struck by Rockets Off Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN, IRAN - Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region ...
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s two-decade border conflict with Eritrea...
Iran Holds Surprise Military Drills Near Turkish Border
TEHRAN - Iran's army has launched unannounced military drills in the northwest of the country bordering Turkey, Iranian state media reported...
Kurds Mobilize in Syria as Turkey Poised for Imminent Attack
AKCAKALE, Turkey — Warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe,” Syrian Kurdish forces who are allied with the United States issued a “general mobilization” call . . .
Trump Defends Syria Move, Doesn’t Want US Troops in Mideast
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday over sharp bipartisan criticism of his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northeastern Syria, saying . . .
Two Killed in Shooting in Eastern German City of Halle: Police
BERLIN - Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and a suspect was arrested, police said, with broadcasters showing images of an alleged perpetrator ...
France Needs ‘Society of Vigilance’ Against Islamist ‘Hydra’: Macron
PARIS - France must develop a “society of vigilance” in its fight against the “Hydra” of Islamist militancy, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, as he paid ...
Johnson Accuses EU of Making it Impossible to Leave With a Deal
LONDON - A Number 10 source said German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made it clear that the chances of an agreement are .. .
The Latest: Nobel Winners’ Work Illustrated with Coffee Cup
STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physics (all times local):2 p.m.
A member of the Swedish Science Academy has recited ...
U.S. Starts Withdrawing from Syria-Turkey Borderline Amid Anticipated Turkish Campaign
DAMASCUS - The United States on Monday pulled out forces from observation points in northeastern Syria along the borderline with Turkey amid threats by Ankara to launch a military campaign . . .
Brexit: No Postponement this Time, Johnson Warns French President
LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned Emmanuel Macron that there would be no postponement of Brexit, stressing . . .
Report Says South Sudan fails to Provide War Victims Justice
JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan’s government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country’s five-year civil war, Amnesty International asserted in a new report Monday...
Putin Turns 67, Takes Birthday Break in Siberian Mountains
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent the weekend in southern Siberia’s mountains.
Photos and video released by the Kremlin on Monday . . .
Security Forces Kill More Than 80 in 5 Days of Iraq Protests
BAGHDAD — Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices ...
Tens of Thousands of Goats Munch Greek Island into Crisis
SAMOTHRAKI, Greece — With oak and chestnut forests, waterfalls and rugged coastline, Samothraki has a wild beauty and a remoteness that sets it apart from other Greek islands . . .
Islamists Hope to Stay On Top as Tunisians Choose Parliament
TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisians were electing a new parliament Sunday amid a tumultuous political season, with a moderate Islamist party and a jailed tycoon’s populist movement vying to . . .
North Korea, US Resume Nuclear Diplomacy with Sweden Talks
HELSINKI — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says teams from North Korea and the United States are in Sweden’s capital to resume diplomacy on Pyongyang’s nuclear program...
Australian Vloggers Released from Iranian Jail After Three Months Detention
CANBERRA - The Australian foreign minister said today an Australian-British blogger and her finance were released in Iran after three months of detention...
One Hundred Dead, Thousands Injured and Arrested in Baghdad Riots
BAGHDAD - The curfew imposed on the capital in the past two days has been lifted. The influence of Moqtada al-Sadr on the protests has been felt. A representative of Grand Ayatollah Al Sistani makes an appeal...
British Gov’t Promises Brexit Extension If No Deal Reached
LONDON-- The British government on Friday promised the highest court of Scotland that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask the European Union (EU) to extend Britain's membership if no deal is agreed on this month...