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US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

US forces withdrew from their largest base in northern Syria on Sunday, a monitor said, as Turkey accused Kurdish forces of killing one of its soldiers in fighting that tested a fragile truce.

Pelosi leads 'bipartisan' US group for meetings in Jordan

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of US lawmakers arrived in Jordan for talks with King Abdullah II, her office said Saturday, just days after the speaker clashed with President Donald Trump in a meeting on Syria policy.

EU calls for Afghanistan ceasefire

Kabul - European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in talks between the US and the Taliban presented an opportunity to push anew for a truce.

US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

US forces withdrew from a key base in northern Syria Sunday, a monitor said, two days before the end of a US-brokered truce to stem a Turkish attack on Kurdish forces in the region.

Nine killed in fresh firing across Kashmir border

Srinagar - At least nine people were killed Sunday in firing along the de facto India-Pakistan border in Kashmir, officials said, adding to the spike in deaths in recent days as New Delhi eased a curfew in the disputed region.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to get Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, a presidential spokesman told AFP.

Turkey urges US to use 'leverage' to ensure Kurdish force pullout: AFP interview 

Istanbul - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to use its "leverage" over Syrian Kurdish forces to ensure an orderly pullout under an agreement reached with Washington, the presidency spokesman said.

Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast

Jalalabad - Villagers searched for the bodies of their loved ones on Saturday in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that collapsed in a blast during Friday prayers, killing 70 people including dozens of children, officials said.

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations over shaky Syria truce

Ceylanpinar - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired off a fresh warning Saturday to "crush" Kurdish forces as both sides traded accusations of violating a US-brokered truce deal in northeastern Syria.

'Powderkeg' in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflict

Berlin - Syrian Kurd Mohamed Zidik, 76, still buys his bread and baklavas from Turkish neighbours in Berlin, but he knows better than to expound on his views about Ankara's offensive in his hometown.

Trump says Erdogan told him he wants ceasefire to work

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had assured him that he wants the "ceasefire" with Kurdish militants in northern Syria to work.

Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation Tuesday if deal not respected

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned that Ankara would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they did not withdraw from a "safe zone".

After Turkey attacks Syria, detained IS women await 'deliverance'

In a dusty camp in northeastern Syria, Umm Osama says she hopes a deadly Turkish offensive against her Kurdish jailers will allow Islamic State group supporters like her to escape.

What is the 'safe zone' Turkey wants in Syria?

Ankara - Turkey agreed with the United States to suspend its deadly offensive in northern Syria, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promising to end the assault if Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" along the border.

Turkey-led strikes kill 14 civilians in northeast Syria

- Turkish-led bombardment Friday killed 14 civilians in northeastern Syria, as Turkey's president threatened to broaden his assault and an hours-old US-brokered deal already appeared to crumble.

Netanyahu voices hope for Syria ceasefire in Pompeo talks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced hope Friday that a US-brokered ceasefire will hold between Turkey and Syria's Kurds as he discussed the turbulent region with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

'Sporadic' clashes in Syria border town after Turkey announces truce

Beirut - Sporadic clashes between Turkish forces and Kurdish groups were ongoing in a battleground Syrian border town on Friday, a monitor said, despite Ankara's announcement of a five-day truce.

Trump says Turkey and Kurds needed to fight 'like two kids'

Dallas - US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash in deadly battle because the two sides were like children who needed to fight each other."It was unconventional what I did.

Turkey deal may ease domestic criticism of Trump but doubts remain

Washington - Turkey's agreement to suspend military operations against the Syrian Kurds may give President Donald Trump a reprieve from accusations he abandoned the US allies but it is also being seen as a capitulation to the Turks, analysts said.

French FM holds Iraq talks on IS prisoners in Syria

Baghdad - France's top diplomat held talks in Baghdad on Thursday on transferring foreign jihadists from northern Syria for trial in Iraq after a Turkish offensive triggered fears of mass jailbreaks.

Turkey assault in NE Syria displaced 300,000: monitor

Beirut - Turkey's week-old offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday.

Colombia's indigenous on guard against armed groups

Torib - Luis Acosta talks softly but carries a big stick -- it's the way of the jungle paths of his native Colombia -- and though his word holds weight in his indigenous community, his stick, a tasseled staff, is purely symbolic.

Five years after war, Gaza's little 'Iron Man' stands tall

It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed. The boy had just lost 19 members of his extended family in a bombing.

US's Pence and Pompeo head to Turkey seeking ceasefire

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Turkey on Wednesday, seeking to secure a ceasefire in the Turkish invasion of northern Syria.

Trump defends Syria pullout, condemned by House in bipartisan vote

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended as "strategically brilliant" his decision to pull US troops out of Syria as the House of Representatives overwhelmingly condemned the move in a rare bipartisan rebuke.

Turkey, US agree on Syria ceasefire to force Kurdish fighters' withdrawal

Ankara - Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced Thursday after high-stakes talks.

Trump official vows Syria pullout won't impact Iran

Washington - A senior US administration official insisted Wednesday that President Donald Trump's pullout from Syria will not change his hard line on Iran, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey operation creates headaches for NATO

Apo - Turkey's Syria offensive has created fresh divisions within NATO and, while there is no chance of Ankara being thrown out, the crisis adds to pressures on the alliance as it heads towards a crucial summit in December.

IS prisoners in NE Syria: What we know

Beirut - The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic jihadists could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria is causing widespread alarm.

Syria troops fight Turkish forces alongside Kurds: monitor

Beirut - The Syrian army deployed alongside Kurdish forces on the front line in northern Syria Wednesday but their newfound cooperation saw no let-up in the week-old Turkish invasion, a monitor said.
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