October 31, 2019

Syrian Kurdish leader says Turkish attacks continue, contradicting Trump administration claims

mersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The leader of the Syrian Kurds' civilian government accused Turkey and its forces of continuing its offensive into northern Syria using armed drones and heavy artillery, and conducting ethnic cleansing against the Syrian Kurds, despite ceasefire agreements. The charge flies in the face of the Trump administration's characterization that its ceasefire with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has halted his operation and allowed U.S. and Syrian Kurdis..
October 31, 2019

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

US Department of Defense(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. armored vehicles and infantry troops have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a new deployment to defend oil facilities from falling into the hands of the Islamic State, according to the U.S. military, a move that reflects the Trump administration's back-and-forth Syria policy. As many as 500 American troops could be part of the new force announced just three weeks after President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the 1,000 U.S. troops in no..
October 31, 2019

UN suspends Ebola screening after three aid workers killed in South Sudan

Cesare Ferrari/iStock(LONDON) — The United Nations migration agency has halted Ebola screenings at five border crossings in East Africa after three of its aid workers were killed. The International Organization for Migration said several of its volunteers were caught in the crossfire during clashes between rival groups on Saturday morning in South Sudan's Central Equatoria region. Two men and one woman died, and two male volunteers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A female volunteer..
October 31, 2019

UK police investigating crash that killed Harry Dunn interview US diplomat’s wife

BrianAJackson/iStock(LONDON) -- British police say they have interviewed the suspect in a deadly crash who is said to be the wife of an American diplomat. "We can confirm that we have completed an interview of the suspect in connection with the death of Harry Dunn," Northamptonshire Police Superintendent Sarah Johnson announced in a statement Thursday morning. Johnson added that the details of the interview will be handed over, "alongside the rest of the evidential file already submitted," to th..