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October 31, 2018 4:04 PM Turkish military says it killed 23 PKK militants in air strikes in northern Iraq

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s military carried out air strikes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing 23 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), it said on Twitter. The air strikes targeted several regions in the neighboring northern Iraq, including the Qandil mountains, a PKK stronghold, the military said. Turkey has in recent months 89

October 27, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Group agrees to stop firing rockets at Israel

Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, early Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants fired rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, early 74

October 25, 2018 1:48 PM Rice balls for Japan hostage as he returns home from Syrian 'hell'

TOKYO (Reuters) - A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to rice balls cooked by his mother but an uncertain future more than three years after militants in Syria captured him in what he described as a physical and mental “hell”. Jumpei Yasuda, who quit his job as a reporter on a Japanese newspaper to cover the Iraq war in 2003, arrived 79

October 24, 2018 10:30 AM Japanese journalist taken hostage in Syria three years ago released

TOKYO/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Japanese journalist held hostage by Islamist militants after being captured in Syria three years ago has been released and would be brought home as soon as possible, Japan’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Japanese diplomats in Turkey confirmed the released man was Jumpei Yasuda, a 44-year-old freelancer who was reported 76

October 22, 2018 5:24 PM U.S. coalition says it struck Islamic State fighters in Syria mosque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Syria said it struck a mosque on Monday that was being used by the group as a command center, the second such incident in less than a week. “A coalition strike destroyed several buildings used by Daesh to launch attacks...One of those facilities used by Daesh was a mosque 68

October 20, 2018 1:55 AM Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location. Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a “fistfight” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul 91

October 16, 2018 7:35 PM Iran says it has killed mastermind of deadly attack on parade

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards. The Guards said in a statement published on state media their forces had killed a man named Abu Zaha and four other 53

October 13, 2018 3:41 PM Trump thanks Turkey for Brunson's release, denies cutting a deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump thanked Turkey on Saturday for freeing American pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in custody and said it would help improve strained relations, but Trump denied cutting a deal for Brunson’s release. “I don’t make deals for hostages. There was, however, great appreciation on behalf of the United States 99

October 8, 2018 7:43 AM Missing Saudi journalist once a voice of reform in kingdom

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 file photo, Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011 holds a picture of missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as she speaks to journalists near the Saudi Arabia consulate, in Istanbul, Turkey. Khashoggi was a Saudi insider. He rubbed shoulders with the Saudi royal family and supported its efforts to nudge 67

October 6, 2018 8:50 AM Malaysia arrests 8 suspected militants, 7 of them foreigners

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian police said Saturday that eight suspected militants, including seven foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly spreading religious extremism that could threaten national security and fan terrorism in the region. National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the suspects are connected with an Islamic religious school 87