BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Tur... Full Story
Iraq requests new Saudi envoy after assassination remarks
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Foreign Ministry has requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are plotting to assassinate him.
Syrian rebels advance on Kurds as Turkish strikes kill 35
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.
10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.S. will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program, the U.S. ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia.
Uber, rival Careem suspend services in UAE capital Abu Dhabi
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber and a chief competitor have unexpectedly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi.
Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey
ISTANBUL (AP) — Kurdish militants launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport in southeast Turkey early Sunday, causing minor damage and no injuries, officials and the state-run news agency said.
The Latest: Activists say Syrian planes bomb city of Homs
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):
Kurdish-led Syria forces face off with Turkish-backed rebels
BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict.
Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Fire in Iranian mental hospital kills 1, wounds 35
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media says a fire in a mental hospital has killed one person and wounded 35.
Tunisia's new government seeks stronger economy, security
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Parliament has approved Youssef Chahed as prime minister along with a new government focused on boosting the economy and fighting terrorism.
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