- Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues Updated: Oct-13-15 8:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities on Tuesday banned a protest rally and march by trade union and civic society activists who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack, but hundreds of people defiantly gathered for the protest.
- Russia and Slovakia qualify for 2016 European Championship Updated: Oct-12-15 6:01 pm
MADRID - Russia is returning to the European Championship for the fourth straight time, while Slovakia will be playing in the tournament for the first time as an independent nation.
- The Latest: Suicide bombers exploded TNT at peace rally Updated: Oct-12-15 3:20 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Developments relating to Saturday's deadly bombings targeting a peace rally in the Turkish capital of Ankara. All times local.
- Germany's Merkel to visit Turkey on Sunday Updated: Oct-12-15 7:18 am
BERLIN - The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Turkey on Sunday for talks with the country's leaders on terrorism, Syria and the migrant crisis.
- Turkey says jets again harassed at border with Syria Updated: Oct-11-15 6:27 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's military says two Syrian jets and surface-to-air missile systems based in Syria have harassed three F-16 jets patrolling the Turkish-Syrian border.
- Suicide bombings kill 95 people at Ankara peace rally Updated: Oct-10-15 7:00 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Nearly simultaneous explosions targeted a Turkish peace rally Saturday in Ankara, killing at least 95 people and wounding hundreds in Turkey's deadliest attack in years - one that threatens to inflame the nation's ethnic tensions.
- Netherlands beats Kazakhstan to stay in race for Euro 2016 Updated: Oct-10-15 4:55 pm
ASTANA, Kazakhstan - The Netherlands kept alive its hopes of qualifying for next year's European Championship by beating Kazakhstan 2-1 on Saturday.
- Turkey imposes news blackout on 'gruesome' blast images Updated: Oct-10-15 10:18 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed 86 people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital Ankara. The attack was Turkey's deadliest in recent years.
- Turkey: Kurdish rebels declare temporary cease-fire Updated: Oct-10-15 8:43 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Kurdish rebels have declared a temporary cease-fire ahead of Turkey's Nov. 1 election.
- US weighing Russian response on Syria flight safety Updated: Oct-09-15 8:50 pm
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Russian leaders have responded to a proposed draft of safety guidelines for military aircraft flying missions in the increasingly crowded skies over Syria, the Pentagon said Friday.
- Turkish journalist detained for tweets critical of president Updated: Oct-09-15 3:38 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Police in Turkey have detained the chief editor of an opposition English-language newspaper for posting tweets critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
- Fenerbahce chairman acquitted of match-fixing in re-trial Updated: Oct-09-15 2:15 pm
ISTANBUL - A Turkish court has acquitted Fenerbahce's chairman of charges of match-fixing and organized crime in a re-trial.
- Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran Updated: Oct-09-15 10:03 am
LONDON - The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday.
- The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war Updated: Oct-09-15 9:16 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).
- The Latest: Hungarian pres. warns of risks in migrant crisis Updated: Oct-09-15 7:53 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- NATO talks tough on Russia in Syria, with scant action Updated: Oct-08-15 2:23 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defenses of member nation Turkey if necessary.
- Turkey seizes coin-making material used by IS, arrests 6 Updated: Oct-08-15 10:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Officials say Turkish police have seized material allegedly used by Islamic State militants to produce coins for the group and arrested six foreign nationals.
- Turkey warns Russia over trade ties Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia that its military action in Syria is endangering trade ties with Turkey.
- Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option Updated: Oct-08-15 2:11 am
BEIRUT - The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.
- Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage Updated: Oct-07-15 9:35 pm
STOCKHOLM - Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came - ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.
- Carter: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State Updated: Oct-07-15 2:18 pm
ROME - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his strongest message to date, said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition will not agree to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.
- Tax hike on humble Greek drink threatens town's future Updated: Oct-07-15 7:23 am
TIRNAVOS, Greece - At Statiris Tavern, the patrons' faces are hardened from a life of hard work - truck drivers, builders, and farmers who've just ended their grueling grape harvest.
- Syrian rebels face a new reality amid Russian air campaign Updated: Oct-06-15 5:32 pm
BEIRUT - The U.S.-backed rebel group Tajammu Alezzah has been fighting the Syrian military outside the city of Hama for months, but a new player has joined the fray: Russian warplanes, which have repeatedly hit their front-line positions, followed by airstrikes from government planes.
- Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries Updated: Oct-06-15 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict.
- Dutch on verge of missing out on Euro 2016 Updated: Oct-06-15 10:09 am
PARIS - Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship was supposed to be easy.