- Turkey increases spy agency's powers Updated: Apr-17-14 2:26 pm
- Syrian-Armenian town's fate murky after rebel grab Updated: Mar-28-14 6:19 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's democracy.
BADROUSIEH, Syria - When hundreds of residents of the postcard-pretty coastal Syrian village of Kassab fled this week, it bore historic weight: it was the third time since 1900 that ethnic Armenians there felt compelled to run for their lives.