• One Turkish soldier killed, amid shaky cease-fire in Syria

    One Turkish soldier killed, amid shaky cease-fire in Syria

    World | October 20, 2019 15:44 IST

    Turkey’s defence ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

  • Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

    Aid groups scramble to reach Syrians as battle lines shift

    World | October 17, 2019 20:01 IST

    Humanitarian groups in northeastern Syria are scrambling to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of people as rapidly shifting battle lines make it increasingly difficult to reach them. Nearly all foreign aid workers have been evacuated because of security concerns, and there are fears that local staff could face reprisals, either at the hands of Turkish-led forces pushing in from the north or Syrian troops fanning out across territory held by the embattled Kurds.

  • Turkish Prez Erdogan's Pak visit postponed amid global pressure to halt military ops against Kurds

    Turkish Prez Erdogan's Pak visit postponed amid global pressure

    World | October 17, 2019 18:46 IST

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's planned visit to Pakistan has been postponed, the foreign office announced here on Thursday, amidst growing international pressure, including from India, on Ankara to stop a cross-border offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria.

  • Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border

    Turkey calls on Kurdish fighters to lay arms, vacate border

    World | October 16, 2019 18:02 IST

    As Russia and the United States each launched diplomatic forays to end Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday defied pressure for a ceasefire and said the only way the offensive would end was if Syrian Kurdish fighters leave a designated border area “by tonight.”

  • Gain and risks for Turkey in invading Syria

    Explained: Gains and risks for Turkey in invading Syria

    October 09, 2019 22:56 IST

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long threatened to send troops into northeastern Syria to clear the border region of Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Turkey considers a serious security threat.

  • Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

    Turkey launches offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

    World | October 09, 2019 22:20 IST

    Turkey launched airstrikes and fired artillery aimed at crushing Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.

  • five arrested in france on suspicion of recruiting jihadis

    Five arrested in France on suspicion of recruiting jihadis

    World | September 17, 2014 20:08 IST

    Paris: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve Wednesday announced the arrest of five suspected recruiters for jihad in Syria as part of the government's plan against terrorism and recruitment drive for jihad.French anti-terrorist police unit arrested

  • singaporean of indian origin fighting in syrian civil war

    Singaporean of Indian-origin fighting in Syrian civil war

    World | July 09, 2014 17:33 IST

    Singapore: An Indian-origin Singaporean along with several of the country's nationals, is part of some 12,000 foreigners fighting in the Syrian civil war, the government said on Wednesday.Haja Fakkurudeen Usman Ali (37), a naturalised citizen

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