October 10, 2019

What you need to know about Turkey’s push into Syria

omersukrugoksu/iStock(ANKARA, Turkey) -- Turkey's military airstrikes inside Syria are the first step in its offensive into northern Syria, targeting the Syrian Kurds that helped the U.S. defeat the Islamic State. But where is this fighting taking place and what comes next? What are U.S. military troops inside Syria doing in response to the Turkish operation? ABC News looks at what could result from Turkey's military operation against the Syrian Kurds: What has Turkey done so far? Tur..
October 10, 2019

Nobel Prizes in Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke

Chinnapong/iStock(LONDON) -- Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian novelist Peter Handke were both awarded the world's most prestigious literature prize on Thursday. Tokarczuk, 57, won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life,” according to a press release from the Swedish Academy, which is responsible for choosing the Nobel laureates in literature. Tokarczuk is the 15th woman ..
October 10, 2019

Two ISIS ‘Beatles’ transferred from Syrian prison to US military custody

welcomia/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. military has taken custody of two notorious British Islamic State fighters nicknamed "The Beatles," who were responsible for the executions of western hostages. They were moved on Wednesday from a Kurdish-run prison in Syria to a safe location, officials said. The move of the two detainees occurred as Turkey's military forces pushed into Syria targeting the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that helped defeat ISIS in Syria. Alexanda Kotey and ..
October 10, 2019

Meet the first black woman to visit every country in the world

yenwen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- After 195 countries in two years, one traveler has become the first black woman to visit every country in the world. Jessica Nabongo ended her journey in the Seychelles, off the coast of East Africa -- just as she said she would on ABC News' Good Morning America back in March. "Welcome to the Seychelles!! Country 195 of 195!" she posted to her Instagram. "So much to say but for now I will just say thank you to this entire community for all of your support. This w..