A tense Russia-Turkey truce in Syria halts bombing campaign

BEIRUT (AP) — Idlib’s skies were completely free of Russian and Syrian government warplanes for the first time in weeks Friday, and residents reported a relative but tense calm as a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia took hold in Syria’s northwestern province. The truce halted a terrifying campaign of bombing from above that […]

Trump calls off secret meeting with Taliban, Afghan leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he canceled a secret weekend meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghanistan leaders after a bombing this week in Kabul that killed 11 people, including an American soldier, and has called off peace negotiations with the insurgent group. Trump has been under pressure from the Afghan […]

Authorities: New bombing reported at Austin Goodwill store

 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Emergency teams were responding Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Texas’ capital, this one at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city. In a tweet, the Austin Police Department urged residents to avoid the area. Austin-Travis County EMS said there had been reports of at least one […]

Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

AP-AF-Nigeria-Boko-Haram Nov 21, 2017 7:16AM (GMT 13:16) – 225 words By SAM OLUKOYA ,  Associated Press Eds: Links photos. Minor edits. AP map. With The Latest. With AP Photos. LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, […]

Saudi-led coalition bombs airport runway in Yemen’s capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say the Saudi-led coalition has bombed the airport in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, damaging the runway and a ground navigation tower. They say the Tuesday airstrikes will hinder the airport’s operation but that repair crews are at work. It was unclear to what extent flights will now be reduced. […]