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At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syria border town: Ankara

At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syria border town: Ankara

At least 13 people have died Saturday in a car bomb blast near a market in a Syrian border town controlled by Turkish forces, Ankara and a rights watchdog said.

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

Top US officials expressed confidence Sunday that a cease-fire in northern Syria was holding despite skirmishes between Kurdish and Turkish forces.

Three killed, dozens children wounded in Taliban truck blast

Three killed, dozens children wounded in Taliban truck blast

At least three people were killed and about 20 children wounded when a Taliban truck bomb detonated near a rural police station and partially destroyed a nearby religious school, Afghan officials said.

Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

Thousands protest Ukraine leader's peace plan

About 10,000 people including Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko gathered in central Kiev on Sunday to protest a plan for broader autonomy for separatist territories ahead of a high-stakes summit ...

Yemen town mourns family of 15 killed air strike

Yemen town mourns family of 15 killed air strike

It took medics and residents of Qatabah in southern Yemen more than 12 hours to retrieve the bodies of the Al-Halimi family from under the rubble of their collapsed home.

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Deadly violence rocks Afghanistan as campaign season ends

Candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election pushed their messages for the last time Wednesday as campaigning for weekend polls wrapped up amid deadly violence.

7 children among 16 killed by air strikes in Yemen

7 children among 16 killed by air strikes in Yemen

Air strikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen on Tuesday killed 16 people including seven children, an official and a doctor said.

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghan officials investigate reports 40 civilians killed in airstrike

Afghanistan is investigating reports that 40 civilians, including children, were killed in an airstrike during a wedding celebration in southern Helmand province, officials said Monday.

Preparations for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange underway: state TV

Preparations for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange underway: state TV

A long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun, Russian state television reported on Saturday, broadcasting footage of buses leaving a jail in the capital.

Afghan intelligence director quits after deadly raid

Afghan intelligence director quits after deadly raid

The head of Afghanistan's intelligence service resigned Thursday following a deadly raid by security forces in eastern Afghanistan that an official said left four brothers dead.

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

Pompeo in Brussels to talk Afghanistan with NATO

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to Brussels on Monday to discuss a proposed Afghan peace deal with the NATO chief and seek fresh engagement with new EU leaders after months of tensions.

More than 100 killed in air strike on Yemen prison: ICRC

More than 100 killed in air strike on Yemen prison: ICRC

More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention centre in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday.