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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 5

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 14

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 19

December 31, 2017 8:11 PM UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for more unity in 2018

On Sunday, he issued a ‘red alert,’ calling 2017 a year of setbacks due to issues including xenophobia, the rise of nationalism and human-rights violations. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a “red alert” for more unity in 2018 after what he called a year of setbacks. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise, inequality is growing 12

December 10, 2017 2:49 PM UNICEF: 137 sick Syrian children in urgent need of evacuation

BEIRUT - The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care. UNICEF says in a statement Sunday that during a rare international aid convoy to a neighbourhood in the besieged eastern 26

December 3, 2017 3:03 AM 9-year-old Syrian refugee dies after being hit by bus in B.C

A nine-year-old girl who died after being hit by a transit bus in Abbotsford, B.C. has been identified as a Syrian refugee who moved to Canada just over a year ago. The little girl, who has been referred to as “Hala,” was on her way to school Friday morning. She was standing near a crosswalk when a bus hit her. She later died in hospital. “I met the father 17

November 30, 2017 1:41 AM Trump blasts the wrong Theresa May on Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump shot back at British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday night, telling her to focus on her own country rather than criticize him after he retweeted videos posted by the leader of a far-right group in the United Kingdom. Blasting political foes on Twitter isn’t unusual for the U.S. president. But this tweet was exceptional 14

November 21, 2017 4:28 PM Trump and Putin spoke about Syria, North Korea in phone call: White House

WASHINGTON—The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House says Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine were on the agenda. Trump and Putin spoke informally several times last week when they attended a summit in Vietnam. They agreed on a number of principles for the future of war-torn 27

November 8, 2017 11:21 AM Environment minister blames 'mistake' after tweet praising Syria

Tweet from Catherine McKenna's departmental account praises Syria for joining Paris climate accord Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said "clearly a mistake was made" Tuesday after a tweet from her official departmental account praised Syria for joining the Paris climate agreement. "Canada Salutes Nicaragua and Syria for joining on to the Paris 39

November 5, 2017 5:19 PM Hezbollah: Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The head of Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah says the country's prime minister, Saad Hariri, was forced by Saudi Arabia to resign. Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah in a speech Sunday urged patience after Hariri resigned suddenly in a televised address from the Gulf kingdom a day earlier. Nasrallah accused Saudi Arabia of drafting 26