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Syrian war pulls in major foreign actors, increasing tension

In northern Syria, heavy exchanges between Syrian and Turkish troops are erupting with more frequency, threatening to escalate into full-blown conflict. Russian and U.S. convoys crisscross each other on remote …


Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria’s Idlib

Turkey’s foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there


Rebels shoot down Syrian helicopter as fighting intensifies

Rebels shot down a Syrian military helicopter in northern Syria on Tuesday, killing its crew members in a fiery crash, while the government kept up its relentless bombing campaign on …


Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib

Turkey on Friday sent more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad’s forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive that …


Passengers say crumpled plane landed very fast in Istanbul

Passengers who lived through the crash landing in Istanbul that killed three people and left a Turkish airliner crumpled into pieces say the plane’s descent felt unusually fast.


Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge team of rescue workers sent to find people missing in an earlier avalanche. Officials …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Airliner skids, breaks open in Istanbul; 1 dead, 157 injured

A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Passengers …


Macron: Turkey breaching agreement, sending warships, mercenaries to Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday accused Turkey of breaching an agreement to halt foreign interference in Libya by sending warships and mercenaries to the North African country.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt as quake hits eastern Turkey

Turkish officials say at least 18 people have been killed in an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 that shook the country’s east, injuring more than 500 and leaving …


Russia hosts Libya’s rival leaders amid peace summit plans

Libya’s rival leaders were in Moscow Monday for talks as part of a joint Russian and Turkish mediation to bring an end to the country’s long-running civil war.


US allies fear Mideast strategy vacuum that Putin can fill

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a busy week, stepping into the aftermath of the American drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Putin’s visit Tuesday to Syria was …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

EU seeks Libya ceasefire, end to Turkish ‘interference’

The European Union called Tuesday on Turkey to stop its “interference” in conflict-ravaged Libya and appealed to forces fighting in the northern African country to call a ceasefire around the …


Turkey seeks parliament approval to dispatch troops to Libya

Turkey’s government on Monday submitted a motion to parliament seeking approval to deploy troops to Libya, arguing that the conflict in the North African country could escalate into a civil …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019

Turkish leader unveils prototypes of 1st domestic car

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday unveiled prototypes of a domestically produced electric car, putting him closer to fulfilling a long-held dream of building Turkey’s first “national“ automobile.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019

Do Washington residents like eggnog? Do they prefer turkey or ham for Christmas?

Two new maps created with geotagged Twitter data by cooking site


Residents of NW Syria flee new government offensive

Syrian government forces pressed ahead Monday with a new military assault on the country’s last rebel stronghold that began last week. The offensive has triggered a mass exodus of civilians …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 23, 2019

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose grisly slaying in the Saudi …


Lindsey Graham says U.S. must sanction Turkey for testing Russian arms

WASHINGTON – Two leading senators pressed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to comply with existing law and impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing and testing a Russian-made missile system. South …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Which turkey will Trump pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter?

Which Thanksgiving turkey will earn a presidential pardon? Will it be Bread or Butter?


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

What’s the most hated Thanksgiving food in Washington state – and across the U.S.?

A map created with geotagged Twitter data by food site thedaringkitchen.com has identified the most reviled Thanksgiving food from sea to shining sea, and the Evergreen State residents might be …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t – repeat don’t – wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Washington producers may get boost with Beijing’s lifting of 5-year ban on U.S. poultry imports

China is lifting a five-year ban on U.S. poultry, a goodwill gesture at a time when the world’s two biggest economies are trying to finalize a tentative trade deal. The …


Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meeting

President Donald Trump and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies have fallen to their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to …


Islamic State returnees cloud anniversary of Paris attacks

France commemorated the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State attacks that struck the heart of Paris with a solemn reading Wednesday of the names of 131 dead, and the growing …


Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

For east Syria, US troops are about much more than oil

As U.S. troops beef up in eastern Syria to protect oil fields, residents hope their mission will bring stability and prosperity to the remote and resource-rich region –and keep the …


Erdogan: Turkey captures slain IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.


Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions

President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Turkey’s Defense Ministry says car bomb explodes in northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, killing 13 civilians

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Turkey says its forces capture 18 Syrian soldiers in Syria

Turkey says its forces capture 18 Syrian soldiers during operations in northeastern Syria