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Civilian Toll Rises to 14 in Turkey Bombardment on Syria

Air strikes by Turkey and mortar fire by its proxies killed nine more civilians near a flashpoint town in northeastern Syria, bringing Friday's civilian death toll to 14, a monitor said.

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Iraqi Charged in Australia over Deadly Trafficking Ring

An Iraqi man has been charged in Australia with people trafficking in connection with the drowning deaths of more than 350 asylum seekers in 2001, police said Saturday.

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Netanyahu Voices Hope for Syria Ceasefire in Pompeo Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced hope Friday that a U.S.-brokered ceasefire will hold between Turkey and Syria's Kurds as he discussed the turbulent region with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Erdogan Says Will Restart Syria Operation Tuesday Evening if Deal Not Respected

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday warned Turkey would restart its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria on Tuesday evening if they do not withdraw from a "safe zone".

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Deadly Turkey Air Strikes Shatter NE Syria Truce

Deadly Turkish air strikes Friday shattered an hours-old US-brokered deal to stop Ankara's military offensive against Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria.

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Czech Leader Accuses Turkey of War Crimes in Syria

Czech President Milos Zeman has accused fellow NATO member Turkey of teaming up with terrorists during its offensive in northeastern Syria and of committing war crimes.

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Syria Ceasefire: Trump Hails a 'Great Day' for Turkey, Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed the announcement of a "ceasefire" in northern Syria as a "great day" for Turkey and the Kurds.

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Turkey Agrees to End Syria Operation, Pence Says

Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone away from the border, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials said on Thursday.

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Prominent Iraqi Blogger Snatched from Home

Armed men in uniform seized a prominent Iraqi blogger from his home on Thursday, one of his relatives told AFP, after a wave of deadly anti-government protests earlier this month.

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Observatory Says Turkey Assault in Syria Displaced 300,000

Turkey's week-old offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria has displaced more than 300,000 people, a war monitor said Thursday.

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