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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Kurdish-led force holding northeast Syria said on Wednesday that Turkish air strikes killed two civilians and injured two others near the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain. “We call on all the countries of the international coalition…to bear their responsibility and prevent a possible, imminent humanitarian crisis,” the Syrian Democratic Forces […]

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Six rockets fired from Syria’s Qamishli landed in the center of the Turkish border town of Nusaybin, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday. Anadolu gave no further details. Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Dominic Evans Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

PARIS (Reuters) – France, Britain and Germany are set to issue a statement strongly condemning Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria, France’s European affairs minister said on Wednesday. Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday just days after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, with air strikes and artillery […]

ANKARA (Reuters) – Two mortar shells hit the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, but there were no casualties, broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday shortly after Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies launched an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the operation, dubbed “Operation Peace Spring”, earlier […]

LONDON (Reuters) – A no-deal Brexit will not feature in the next manifesto of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, one of his senior lawmakers said on Wednesday. “Clearly the manifesto is in preparation and what we want to make as clear as possible is that we do not want to see ‘no deal’ […]

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and China will sign a cooperation treaty aimed at combating illegal content on the Internet this month, Russia’s state communications watchdog said on Tuesday, an example of deepening cooperation between the powers. Critics have accused Russia’s authorities of trying to implement Chinese-style curbs on the internet. Cooperation in this area between […]

CAIRO (Reuters) – Cyprus, Greece and Egypt called on Turkey on Tuesday to “end its provocative actions” in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including exploring for oil in Cyprus’ territorial waters, which they called “a breach of international law”. On Thursday, Turkey said it had sent the ship to the area where Greek Cypriot authorities have […]

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ANTA Sports Products Ltd said on Tuesday it will halt contract renewal negotiations with the National Basketball Association (NBA), adding to the list of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league. Chinese sponsors have been severing ties with U.S. basketball league following a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey […]

PARIS (Reuters) – Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatists are close to an agreement that would end a power struggle in Aden and see coalition forces take temporary control of the port city, the government’s envoy in France said on Monday. “We are close to a deal,” Yemen’s ambassador in France and former foreign minister […]

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish police said on Monday it was investigating a “suspicious object” outside Iraq’s embassy in central Stockholm and had taken one person into custody. The police said the arrested individual is being taken to a local police station near the embassy in central Stockholm. The police said they are continuing to investigate […]