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March 19, 2018 3:19 PM Turkey 'to expand Syria op' to other Kurdish-held towns

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed to expand Turkey's Syria campaign to other Kurdish-held areas up to the Iraqi border, a day after ousting Kurdish militia from their former enclave of Afrin. Indicating there was no plan for the Turkish army to call off offensive, Erdogan described the taking of Afrin as merely a "comma" and also warned 12

March 15, 2018 12:19 AM Syria regime enters key rebel-held Ghouta town (VIDEO)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry a Syrian Republic flag in Rajo, Syria, March 4, 2018. — Reuters picHAMURIYYEH, March 15 — Syrian regime forces broke into a key town in the beleaguered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta late last night amid heavy bombardment, a monitor said. “Regime forces assaulted Hammuriyeh and were able to control parts 13

March 13, 2018 8:12 AM Suicide bombing hits UAE-backed force in Yemen's Aden

ADEN: A suicide bombing hit Yemeni troops trained by the United Arab Emirates in the government bastion of Aden on Tuesday, a security source said, with at least five people dead or wounded. The attack in the north of the port city hit an army mess hall serving the so-called Security Belt brigade, supported by government ally the UAE. An AFP journalist 13

March 12, 2018 2:25 AM Partial results: Right-wing parties lead Colombia vote

Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate, greets people after they cast their vote during the legislative elections in Bogota, Colombia March 11, 2018. — Reuters pic BOGOTA, March 12 — Right-wing parties opposed to a peace deal with leftist FARC former rebels were leading Colombia’s legislative elections but falling short of a majority in Congress, partial 8

March 12, 2018 12:00 AM Kurdish protesters clash with police at German airport, disrupt UK stations

German policemen stand guard in front of a protestor brandishing a placard showing bodies and reading 'Turkey bombs civilians' during a demonstration against Turkey's offensive against Kurds in Syria's Afrin region during on March 11, 2018. — AFP pic BERLIN, March 12 — Pro-Kurdish demonstrators staged protests against Turkey’s military offensive in northern 8

March 7, 2018 1:26 PM Slain Salvadoran archbishop Romero to be made a saint

Pope Francis had given final approval to several sainthood causes. — Reuters picVATICAN CITY, March 7 —Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, a champion of the poor who became a human rights icon in Latin America when he was killed by a right-wing death squad in 1980, will be made a Roman Catholic saint. A statement today said Pope Francis had given final 14

February 20, 2018 4:00 PM Pro-Syrian government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near the city of Afrin, Syria February 19, 2018. — Reuters picANKARA, Feb 20 — Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria’s north-western Afrin region today to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters 17

February 19, 2018 12:58 PM France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, US allies

The foreign ministry said France was concerned about Iran's missile programme. — AFP picPARIS, Feb 19 — France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal today, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and US partners on the programme. The foreign ministry said France was concerned about Iran’s 19

December 15, 2017 12:37 PM Russia ‘regrets’ EU decision to extend sanctions

Russia today said it ‘regrets’ the decision of EU leaders this week to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia for a further six months. — Reuters picMOSCOW, Dec 15 — Moscow today said it “regrets” the decision of EU leaders this week to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia for a further six months over its meddling in Ukraine. “As always 14

December 5, 2017 4:05 AM Sierra Leone 'Peace Diamond' sells for US$6.5 million at auction

NEW YORK: Sierra Leone sold one of the world's largest uncut diamonds for US$6.5 million at a New York auction on Monday to raise funds for development projects in the West African country. The egg-sized gem - known as the "Peace Diamond" - was bought by British luxury jeweller Laurence Graff, said Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group, a network 10