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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Fighting continues in Syrian border town despite Turkish agreement to halt offensive

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Friday that Turkey’s military offensive would resume within days if Kurdish fighters do not fully withdraw from a “safe zone,” even as ongoing violence in …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Administration hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey had agreed to a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria to allow for a Kurdish withdrawal from a security zone …


Former U.S. ambassador Ryan Crocker has ‘no confidence’ in Syria withdrawal strategy

Spokane native and longtime U.S. diplomat Ryan Crocker says the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria, abandoning commitments to the Kurds, is an example of our failure …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Turkish patriotism on display amid Syria operation

National soccer team players give military salutes during international matches, Turkish flags flutter from balconies and storefronts, songs extolling the glory days of the Ottoman Empire blare from a border …


UEFA asked to remove Turkey as Champions League final host

UEFA has been asked to consider moving this season’s Champions League final out of Istanbul because of Turkey’s military action in Syria.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Trump dismisses Syria concerns; Dems walk out of WH meeting

Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against IS …


ABC apologizes for video wrongly said to be from Syria

ABC News is apologizing for airing a video that it said depicted a Turkish attack on Kurds in Syria, but instead was taken at a military gun demonstration in Kentucky.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Trump’s sanctions won’t bite a vulnerable Turkish economy

The sanctions the U.S. announced against Turkey this week over its offensive in Syria fall well short of doing serious damage to an economy still healing from a recession and …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:55 p.m.

Russia seeks to cement its role as power broker in Syria

Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Trump orders Turkey sanctions; U.S. scrambles for Syria exit

Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria – an assault Turkey began after Trump announced …


Trump orders withdrawal of U.S. forces from northern Syria, administration scrambles

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria left the region in upheaval Sunday and the administration scrambling to respond to fast-moving events.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Turkish forces advance in Syria as U.S. troops come under fire

Turkish forces push deeper into northeastern Syria on the third day of Ankara’s offensive against U.S.-allied Syrian forces


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 11:14 a.m.

Esper criticizes “impulsive” Turk decision to invade Syria

An “impulsive” decision by Turkey to invade northern Syria will further destabilize a region already caught up in civil war, but a pullback of U.S. troops from the border does …


Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of …


As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

For the past three years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

Trump: U.S. doesn’t ‘endorse’ Turkey’s assault on Syria

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey’s military assault on Syria, calling the operation a “bad idea.”


US pullback could boost Islamic State group revival in Syria

The American pullback from parts of northeastern Syria could help breathe new life into the Islamic State group if fighting erupts between the Kurds and Turkey.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers concerned about withdrawing troops from Syria

A day after President Donald Trump threatened to “ruin the economy of Turkey” if it goes too far with a planned invasion of northern Syria, he announced on Tuesday that …


Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops off Syria’s northern border is leading to criticism – and confusion.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

As impeachment looms, GOP revolts against Trump on Syria

They may have his back on impeachment, but some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies are suddenly revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

U.S., Turkey conduct northeast Syria patrol amid new concerns

Updates with US coalition comments. With AP Photos. The U.S.-led coalition and Turkey say they have conducted their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, part of a plan designed to …


Turkish high court to review Wikipedia appeal against ban

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s highest court on Wednesday began considering an appeal by Wikipedia aiming to reverse the Turkish government’s more than two-year ban on the online encyclopedia. Turkey blocked …


In last words, Jamal Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey’s Sabah newspaper.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

FIBA World Cup: U.S. gets past Turkey 93-92 in OT; Jayson Tatum injured

Khris Middleton’s free throws late save U.S., as Americans top Turkey in World Cup.


Turkey’s Erdogan visits Russian air show as Putin’s guest

In a show of burgeoning security ties between Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the opening of an annual Russian air show as a guest of President …


Airstrikes hit near Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tension

Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria, however, said …


Magnitude-6 quake shakes western Turkey; more than 20 hurt

A strong earthquake hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes, causing residents to run into the streets in panic and injuring over 20 people.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

Globe Raid: Washington State’s Mike Leach continues to scratch his itch to travel during the football offseason

This summer, like many of those in the past, WSU’s globe-trotting coach made the most of his time off by adding more ink to what might be the most interesting …


Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London

A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London’s Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline.


Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to …