- The Latest: MSF says 23,000 flee Aleppo Updated: Feb-09-16 4:33 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):
- Hoarding in Syria's largest city as government advances Updated: Feb-09-16 2:23 pm
BEIRUT - As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria's largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage.
- Norway investigates child abuse at asylum-seekers' centers Updated: Feb-09-16 2:21 pm
HELSINKI - Norwegian police said Tuesday that they are investigating several cases of sex offenders allegedly abusing children at asylum-seekers' reception centers in the country. Swedish police, meanwhile, arrested more than a dozen people suspected of planning an attack on a refugee center.
- UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo Updated: Feb-09-16 1:45 pm
KILIS, Turkey - Turkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, as an aide group said tents on the Syrian side are overcrowded and food in short supply.
- Turkey summons US ambassador over Syrian Kurdish forces spat Updated: Feb-09-16 1:34 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador to "convey unease" a day after the U.S. State Department spokesman said that, unlike Turkey, Washington doesn't recognize Syrian Kurdish forces as "terrorists."
- The Latest: Norway investigating migrant child abuse cases Updated: Feb-09-16 12:43 pm
GENEVA - The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- Turkey's Erdogan rewards cigarette quitters with reception Updated: Feb-09-16 10:08 am
ANKARA, Turkey - He snatched away their cigarette packets and made them promise to quit.
- Syria attacks stir humanitarian response as thousands flee Updated: Feb-08-16 5:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N.'s emergency relief coordinator says his organization and humanitarian partners are working to provide food, water and medical aid as a Syrian government offensive in Aleppo sends tens of thousands fleeing toward the border with Turkey.
- US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war Updated: Feb-08-16 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON - To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses.
- Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace Updated: Feb-08-16 1:20 pm
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Azize Calis is pleading for peace.
- Kurdish protest against Turkey turns violent in Paris Updated: Feb-08-16 9:16 am
PARIS - Clashes have erupted outside the Turkish Embassy in Paris after police moved in to disperse a demonstration by Kurdish political activists.
- Pope pleas for help for Syrians fleeing war so they survive Updated: Feb-07-16 6:53 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has made a public plea for help for Syrians fleeing civil war so that their survival and dignity are assured.
- Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes Updated: Feb-06-16 4:06 am
PRESEVO, Serbia - Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.
- Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting Updated: Feb-05-16 5:09 pm
BEIRUT - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.
- AP EXPLAINS: A look at the Syrian city of Aleppo Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm
Government forces have been on the offensive in northern Syria, almost encircling rebel-held parts of Aleppo and forcing thousands of people to flee toward Turkey. If the government succeeds in recapturing the northern city, it would mark one of the biggest defeats for the opposition since the conflict began in 2011.
- The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN Updated: Feb-05-16 4:22 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):
- Turkish PM: no talks with PKK before it lays down arms Updated: Feb-05-16 5:53 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed not to negotiate peace with Kurdish rebels until the group lays down its arms.
- Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria Updated: Feb-04-16 2:34 pm
CAIRO - A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.
- Analysis: Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusive Updated: Feb-04-16 2:05 pm
BEIRUT - It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination.
- Russia accuses Turkey of preparing to invade Syria Updated: Feb-04-16 12:58 pm
MOSCOW - The Russian military said Thursday that it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect that Turkey is making intensive preparations for a military invasion of neighboring Syria.
- Turkish parties hold first meeting to draft new constitution Updated: Feb-04-16 4:26 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Turkish parliamentary commission is meeting in a fresh push to draft a new constitution that would replace the current charter which is a legacy of the 1980 military coup.
- Cleric's lawyers want US suit backed by Turkey tossed Updated: Feb-03-16 10:50 pm
Attorneys for a reclusive Muslim cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania asked a federal judge late Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims he orchestrated human rights abuses in his native Turkey, denouncing it as "pure political theater" by the Turkish government.
- Turkey bans Russian observation flight near Syria border Updated: Feb-03-16 11:26 am
MOSCOW - The Russian military says Turkey has violated an international treaty by barring a planned Russian surveillance flight.
- Turkish media say drone crashes near air base Updated: Feb-03-16 9:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A U.S. Predator drone crashed in southern Turkey on Wednesday, apparently because of a mechanical failure, an Air Force spokeswoman said. No injuries were reported.
- Knitters support Syrian refugees Updated: Feb-03-16 2:06 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Working in shades of pink, blue, cream and purple - their fingers twirling, their needles tapping softly - a dozen or so knitters met on a Saturday afternoon in January to turn skeins of yarn into colorful gifts for people a world away from downtown Laramie.