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November 23, 2017 11:24 AM Turkish official: Assad's future up to Syrians to negotiate

ISTANBUL – A top Turkish ruling party official says Ankara supports a political solution for Syria but retains its "red lines" on the subject of Syrian President Bashar Assad remaining president. Mahir Unal, the spokesman of the Justice and Development Party, says Turkey made clear its reservations about Assad having any future role in Syria "after all these 54

November 4, 2017 3:54 PM Greece-bound boat with 310 migrants stopped in Turkey

ISTANBUL – Turkish authorities say 310 migrants have been stopped from crossing the Aegean Sea to reach Greece. Turkey's coast guard said the migrants were stopped Friday afternoon while travelling in a fishing boat south of the Dardanelles in western Turkey. The coast guard says the passengers included 110 Syrians, 179 Pakistanis and Afghan, Indian 54

November 3, 2017 5:25 PM Police: Boat with 176 Syrians reaches Cyprus from Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Cyprus police say food and medical care are being given to 176 migrants who reached the island's northwestern coast aboard a boat. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou told The Associated Press that the 16-meter (53-foot) vessel arrived Friday afternoon after setting sail from a point near Mersin, Turkey, and traveling overnight. Two women 43

October 26, 2017 10:47 AM As Wars Wind Down in Syria and Iraq, Jordan Sees Opportunity

Conflicts cut off trade routes for the kingdom, an important U.S. ally in the region AMMAN, Jordan—Squeezed by the wars in neighboring Syria and Iraq, Jordan has survived the regional mayhem—and is starting to look at the future with guarded optimism now that both conflicts show signs of winding down. Few countries will be as affected as Jordan by the Syrian 48

October 20, 2017 6:40 PM Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali painting

Lebanon arrests 4 people over stolen Salvador Dali painting A Lebanese police official says the police have arrested four people who were trying to sell a stolen painting believed to be of famous Spanish artist Salvador Dali. Col. Joseph Mussallam told The Associated Press on Friday that the four detained are a Lebanese and three Syrians who were trying 56

October 13, 2017 10:44 AM Syrians Caught in Crossfire as Fight Against ISIS Heats Up

Civilian casualties have shot up recently in Deir Ezzour province, where the extremists have a stronghold Civilian casualties have spiked in the frenzied battles to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the oil-rich Syrian province of Deir Ezzour, where U.S.-led forces and the Russian-backed regime are conducting separate campaigns against the extremists 41

September 30, 2017 8:08 PM Greek police arrest 8 smugglers who brought in 38 migrants

Greek police announced they have arrested eight migrant traffickers who reportedly smuggled 38 migrants through Greece's land border with Turkey. All the arrests were made Friday, in northern Greece, in four separate incidents. The largest group of migrants — 10 from Vietnam, two from Iraq and two from Pakistan — was smuggled by two Moldovans and a Romanian 62

September 10, 2017 1:43 PM 305 Syrian migrants reach Cyprus; 313 are stopped in Turkey

Cyprus police arrested a 36-year-old man Sunday for allegedly driving one of two boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the Mediterranean island's northwestern coast. Police spokesman Michalis Ioannou said the 202 men, 30 women and 73 children arrived about midnight in what is thought to be the largest number of migrants to reach Cyprus in a single 68

August 31, 2017 6:23 AM Syrians adapt to exile in Jordan's 5-year-old Zaatari camp

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – Zaatari, Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees, is now five years old, underscoring the protracted nature of Syria's civil war. Zaatari's 80,000 residents try to cope by making the most of their tough situation. Among them is Alkhedawi al-Nabulsi, 63, who teaches art at a camp school as a way of helping children cope with war trauma 59

August 17, 2017 12:19 PM UN envoy says Syria de-escalation zones 'so far positive'

GENEVA – The U.N. envoy for Syria says the declaration of so-called de-escalation zones has been "so far positive," and hailed a Russian initiative to help bring aid to besieged Syrians. Staffan de Mistura set no date for new peace talks in Geneva. He said "short" talks might be possible next month, while expressing hope for "substantial" talks in October 61