50,000 Syrians amass near Turkish border
Middle East

50,000 Syrians amass near Turkish border

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local): 17:00 p.m. A Turkish charity says about 50,000 people fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria have arrived at a Syrian-Turkish border crossing. Serkan Nergis of the Islamic charity IHH says displaced Syrians began streaming toward the Bab al-Salam border crossing Thursday. Nergis said Friday … Continue reading

Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead
Middle East

Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Feb. 3, before police shot and killed the attackers, police said. It was one the most brazen attacks in nearly five months of near-daily Palestinian assaults, mostly stabbings, on … Continue reading