Syria rejects Turkey and U.S. forces in Manbiji

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Tuesday it rejected the presence of Turkish and U.S. forces around the northern town of Manbij, a day after soldiers of the two countries began patrolling the area. Turkish and U.S. troops on Monday began independent patrols along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas of northern

Israel refuses to comment on claims of U.S. air strikes in Iraq/Syria

(AFP) JERUSALEM: Israel declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack. The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party hopes to win 10 % of votes

SILVAN, Turkey (Reuters) - The outcome of Turkey's elections on Sunday could depend on a jailed presidential candidate's sway over voters more than 1,200 km (750 miles) away in the country's largely Kurdish southeast. In prison since 2016 and now on trial on terrorism-related charges, Selahattin Demirtas is the driving force

Loved ones pay tribute to those killed by ISIS in Kobane

(AFP) KOBANE, Syria: With a father’s tenderness, Adham Olaiki clears dried leaves and twigs from his son’s final resting place, a neat marble grave on the edge of Syria’s Kobane. It is a gloomy morning and rain clouds are forming ominously overhead, but Olaiki cannot forego his daily ritual of visiting