Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t retreat
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Turkey warns of more strikes if Syrian Kurds don’t retreat

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister on Monday ordered predominantly Kurdish Syrian forces to withdraw east of the Euphrates River “immediately” or face more strikes by Turkish forces that crossed the border last week. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s comments came as Syrian opposition groups reported that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have captured more towns and … Continue reading

International News / Middle East / Politics

Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating a long-besieged Damascus suburb Friday as part of an agreement reached with the government following four years of grueling airstrikes and siege that left the suburb in ruins. The surrender of Daraya, which became an early symbol of the nascent uprising against President Bashar … Continue reading

Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead
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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said. AP photographer Massoud Hossaini was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see what … Continue reading

Protest in Turkey after arrest of journalists, academic
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Protest in Turkey after arrest of journalists, academic

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of Turkish demonstrators gathered in Istanbul on Tuesday, June 21, to protest the arrests of two journalists and an academic on charges of disseminating “terrorist propaganda.” A fourth journalist was released after a brief detention. Protesters chanted “a free press cannot be silenced” and “arrests, oppression cannot intimidate us.” Others held … Continue reading

Renzi praises Russian role in Libya
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Renzi praises Russian role in Libya

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest from the Russian Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has praised Russia for helping to resolve conflict in Libya. Speaking Friday, June 17,  after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Renzi expressed … Continue reading