The Latest: Clinton set for first national security briefing
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:10:46 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):
Kurdish-aligned group in north Syria says targeted by Turkish warplanes
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:09:26 -0400
By Umit Bektas KARKAMIS, Turkey (Reuters) - A group allied to Kurdish-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it was bombarded by Turkish warplanes on Saturday, after Turkey's military launched an incursion this week into northern Syria against both Islamic State and Kurdish forces. Turkish officials had no immediate comment on the report which, if confirmed, would signal Turkey's action against Kurdish-aligned forces in Syria was being ratcheted up a notch. The Jarablus Military Council, a group that is part of the SDF, said jets hit positions near the strategic town of Jarablus.
Turkish planes destroy ammunition store in Syria: military sources
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:09:26 -0400
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes destroyed an ammunition store south of the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus on Saturday, military sources told Reuters after a group in the region allied to a Kurdish-backed force said its positions had been targeted. The sources did not give further details about the target. Turkey-based television channels carried the same report. Earlier on Saturday, a Reuters witness on the Turkish side of the border had seen warplanes cross from Turkey into Syrian airspace and heard several explosions near Jarablus shortly afterwards. ...
3 top former Turkish diplomats jailed in failed coup attempt
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:09:00 -0400
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state news agency says three former top Turkish diplomats have been jailed for their alleged involvement in the failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey arrests ex-envoy who brokered secret Gulen meeting
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:05:16 -0400
A court in Ankara remanded in custody Gurcan Balik, Ali Findik and Tuncay Babali ahead of a trial over their alleged links to Gulen, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Balik was chief foreign policy advisor to former president Abdullah Gul, who served as president from 2007 to 2014 before handing over to Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Latest: Barrel bomb attack in Aleppo kills at least 15
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:55:39 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):
Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:51:13 -0400
NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade lamented on Twitter what he called another ...
4 soldiers wounded in attack in southeast Turkey
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:41:44 -0400
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says four soldiers have been wounded in the country's southeast after an attack by Kurdish militants.
Bangladesh police kill 'mastermind' of Dhaka cafe attack
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:32:31 -0400
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. The militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and, having refused to surrender, were killed in the ensuing gunbattle, Monirul Islam, the head of the Dhaka police counterterrorism unit, told Reuters. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to visit on Monday to discuss security after a series of killings targeting liberals and religious minorities in the mostly Muslim country.
Far-right anti-Islam activists protest atop Berlin monument
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:22:18 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Anti-Islam activists have staged an hour-long demonstration atop Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.