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January 21, 2018 10:32 AM Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Target is militia known as People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terror group Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region. Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish 9

January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 8

January 16, 2018 2:03 PM White House to share more details about Trump’s health later today

But further insight into his mental acuity is not expected. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson declared Trump to be in “excellent health” following last Friday’s exam. WASHINGTON—A fuller readout of U.S. President Donald Trump’s health following his first medical checkup is expected later Tuesday. Trump’s White House physician — Navy doctor Ronny Jackson — declared 12

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 16

January 10, 2018 3:30 PM Burma’s military admits security forces, villagers killed Rohingya Muslims found in mass grave

The public admission of wrongdoing is the military’s first since it launched “clearance operations” against ethnic Rohingya in August. BANGKOK—Burma’s military acknowledged Wednesday that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state. The public admission 11

January 9, 2018 2:52 PM Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes aimed at area near Damascus, Golan Heights

Israeli doesn't confirm actions, but Netanyahu says country is trying to deter Hezbollah Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement 21

January 9, 2018 12:40 PM North Korea, South Korea agree to hold military talks

Delegations from both sides gathered at border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday The two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and "actively co-operate" in next month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Senior officials of the rival Koreas gathered at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday for their 19

January 4, 2018 8:52 PM Trump administration freezes military aid to Pakistan

The move is an expansion of a censure over militant safe havens that U.S. officials blame for ongoing violence in Afghanistan. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration will suspend most security assistance to Pakistan, the State Department said on Thursday, expanding its censure over militant safe havens that U.S. officials blame for ongoing violence in Afghanistan 11

January 2, 2018 4:14 PM Trump tweet criticizing Pakistan for giving ‘safe haven to terrorists’ stirs outrage

David Hale, the U.S. ambassador, was summoned late Monday to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the capital, and a diplomatic protest was lodged. ISLAMABAD—A tweet by President Donald Trump has Pakistan responding angrily to accusations that it has accepted billions of dollars in aid from the United States while failing to act against terrorist 15

December 29, 2017 10:49 PM Frustrated U.S. might withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan

Pakistan’s military still views its accommodation of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network as in its security interest. WASHINGTON—When Pakistani forces freed a Canadian-American family this fall held captive by militants, they also captured one of the abductors. U.S. officials saw a potential windfall: He was a member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network 18