Syrian Kurdish forces say Turkey is failing to abide by terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire, refusing to lift a siege it imposed on a key border town in northeastern Syria 30 hours after the truce went into effect.
How are things going in northern Syria? Depends on who you ask. President Donald Trump is touting a cease-fire agreement that seems at risk as Turkey and Kurdish foes differed over what it required and whether combat had halted. His critics say that his Syria moves have damaged U.S. credibility, betrayed an ally _ the Kurds _ and opened the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State.
In fisherman Saimin's fly-strewn riverside slum, less than an hour's drive from Indonesia's presidential palace, much of the age-old problems President Joko Widodo has promised to fix are a stark day-to-day reality.
Eva Vergara, Associated Press | PostedOct 18th - 7:46pm
Subway service in Chile's capital was suspended Friday, trapping hundreds of thousands of commuters on their way home from work, after high school students flooded subway stations, jumping turnstiles, dodging fares and vandalizing stations as part of protests against a fare hike.
Andrea Rosa and Joseph Krauss, Associated Press | PostedOct 18th - 12:04pm
For months, every time Turkey threatened to invade northern Syria, Salwa Hanna told her husband they should take their children and flee from the border town of Kobani. And every time, he told her not to worry, because the Americans were there.