- Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months Updated: Oct-02-15 7:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.
- France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State Updated: Oct-02-15 7:14 pm
PARIS - With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels opposing the Damascus government.
- Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply Updated: Oct-02-15 2:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk.
- Spain grants citizenship to 4,300 with Sephardic Jew roots Updated: Oct-02-15 9:15 am
MADRID - Spain on Friday granted citizenship to 4,302 people whose Jewish ancestors fled after being told in 1492 to convert to Catholicism or go into exile ahead of the Spanish Inquisition that saw many Jews burned at the stake.
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
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- The Latest: Russia says not invited to strike in Iraq Updated: Oct-01-15 12:01 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Europe, US split over form of Syria talks Updated: Oct-01-15 11:17 am
UNITED NATIONS - Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year's U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. But Europe and the United States are split on who should be at the table.
- Turkish journalist critical of government attacked Updated: Oct-01-15 4:35 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A prominent journalist who is critical of the government was beaten by four assailants outside his home, his newspaper said Thursday, weeks after a ruling party legislator was caught on video threatening attacks.
- 16 Turkish workers kidnapped in Iraq are released Updated: Sep-30-15 10:02 am
BAGHDAD - Sixteen Turkish workers kidnapped from a construction site in Baghdad and held for nearly a month were released on Wednesday, Turkey's prime minister and Iraqi officials said.
- Cyprus' top Muslim cleric sends message of peace Updated: Sep-30-15 8:02 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years.
- Saudi minister: There's a military option to oust Assad Updated: Sep-29-15 11:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Tuesday there is a military option in Syria that will end with the removal of President Bashar Assad if the preferred political option does not lead to his departure.
- US sends search-and-rescue aircraft, crew to Turkey Updated: Sep-29-15 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. aircraft and about 300 Air Force troops have begun arriving at a military base in Turkey to provide search and rescue capabilities for the fighting in Iraq and Syria.
- New US sanctions illustrate sprawling Islamic State network Updated: Sep-29-15 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government announced sanctions Tuesday against 25 people and five groups connected to the Islamic State, disclosing intelligence that depicts a sprawling international organization with tentacles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
- Clashes between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kill about 60 Updated: Sep-29-15 10:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Clashes between Turkish security forces and autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels have claimed nearly 60 lives in the southeast and across the border in northern Iraq, officials said Tuesday.
- Turkey urges renewed global efforts to stem refugee wave Updated: Sep-28-15 10:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged the international community on Monday to step up efforts to address the refugee crisis which has uprooted thousands from their homes and forced them to flee to surrounding countries and Europe.
- New Zealand man faces trial in Australia on terror charges Updated: Sep-28-15 3:34 am
MELBOURNE, Australia - A New Zealand man accused of trying to enter Syria to fight alongside extremists used four different phones to have coded conversations about "a big job" days before attempting to fly to Turkey, prosecutors told a court on Monday.
- 17 Syrian migrants die off Turkish coast, official says Updated: Sep-28-15 12:36 am
ANKARA, Turkey - An official says 17 Syrians have drowned after their boat sank off the Turkish coast on its way to the Greek island of Leros.
- War on IS a focus of UN General Assembly amid stalemate Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm
NEW YORK - When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly this week, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group.
- Migrant arrivals unlikely to bring major changes to Europe Updated: Sep-26-15 7:03 am
STOCKHOLM - Inside the strip mall in Stockholm's Rinkeby neighborhood, a string of Swedish flags hangs over a coffee shop offering Swedish cinnamon buns and Middle Eastern pastry.
- Report: 13 people die in traffic accident in central Turkey Updated: Sep-25-15 4:45 am
ISTANBUL - Turkey's state-run news agency says that 13 people have been killed after a car collided with a minivan on a highway in the central Turkish province of Nigde.
- Reporters' group condemns charge against Turkish journalist Updated: Sep-24-15 11:50 am
ISTANBUL - A U.S.-based journalists' advocacy group has condemned charges filed against a Turkish columnist, saying they should be dropped immediately.
- UW-Superior, Kafkas University sign partnership Updated: Sep-24-15 7:28 am
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Superior is partnering with a university in Turkey to promote student exchanges.
- Geneva officials OK transfer of ancient coffin to Turkey Updated: Sep-23-15 1:42 pm
GENEVA - Geneva's public prosecutor's office says it has decided to hand over to Turkey a "priceless" sarcophagus dating back to the Roman Empire that depicts the 12 labors of Hercules.
- 1 French, 1 German woman detained in Turkey Updated: Sep-23-15 10:25 am
ISTANBUL - A French woman and a German woman have been detained in Turkey, part of a group of five that local media say was taken into custody for encouraging refugees to cross into the European Union.