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December 25, 2018 9:35 PM Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

BEIRUT – Warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus late Tuesday and some of the missiles were shot down by air defense units, Syrian state TV said. There was no immediate word on casualties. While Syrian television didn't identify the planes, Lebanon's the state-run National News Agency reported that Israeli 102

December 25, 2018 12:35 PM Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

ISTANBUL – Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that "if Turkey says it will enter, it will," in comments carried by private DHA news agency. For weeks 114

December 24, 2018 4:46 PM Official: Trump agrees to visit Turkey in 2019, no date set

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of a youth organisation founded by his elder son Bilal Erdogan and his friends, in Istanbul Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Erdogan said Friday the United States decided to withdraw troops from Syria after he reassured U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey could eradicate the remnants of Islamic 90

December 24, 2018 4:16 PM U.S. military officials to meet Turkish counterparts about Syria: Erdogan spokesman

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. military officials will come to Turkey to meet with their Turkish counterparts and discuss coordination on Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Monday. U.S. troops are preparing for withdrawal following Washington’s surprise decision to pull out of Syria, where it has backed the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces against 99

December 24, 2018 3:23 PM Iran says ready to respond, but U.S. aircraft carrier no threat

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is ready to respond to any hostile U.S. action, but it does not consider the arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Gulf last week a significant threat, an Iranian navy commander said on Monday. The USS John C. Stennis entered the Gulf on Friday, ending a long absence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the region as tensions rise between 89

December 23, 2018 9:16 PM Brothers acquire Ike-swamped ex-museum site in Galveston

FILE - In a Sept. 19, 2008 file photo, storm debris covers the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas, after storm surge from Hurricane Ike inundated the museum. The Galveston building that housed the vintage military aircraft flight museum and was swamped in 2008 during Hurricane Ike has been sold. The Galveston County Daily News reports brothers 107

December 23, 2018 5:38 PM Brothers acquire Harvey-swamped ex-museum site in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas – A Galveston building that housed a vintage military aircraft flight museum and was swamped in 2008 during Hurricane Ike has been sold. The Galveston County Daily News reports brothers Billy, John and Todd Sullivan purchased the 100,000-square-foot building formerly home to the Lone Star Flight Museum. Terms weren't released 112

December 23, 2018 3:15 PM France's Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he deeply regretted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, upending a pillar of American policy in the Middle East and alarming 116

December 23, 2018 10:09 AM Myanmar says policeman found dead near border with Bangladesh

YANGON (Reuters) - The body of a missing Myanmar policeman was found on the country’s troubled border with Bangladesh, state media and officials said on Sunday after a clash with unknown gunmen last week. Private Aung Kyaw Thet had been missing since his patrol was fired on from the Bangladesh side of the border on Dec. 17, according to the state-run 124

December 22, 2018 9:37 PM Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has died at 77

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 29, 2005 file photo, Bosnia's top international administrator Paddy Ashdown speaks during a news conference in Sarajevo. Britain’s Liberal Democrat party has announced the death of former leader Paddy Ashdown after a short illness it was announced on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 . He was 77. The popular, articulate Ashdown was for decades 116