Turkey’s official news agency says Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces have reached a strategic highway in northeastern Syria as Turkey’s offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters enters its fourth day.Anadolu news agency said Saturday the forces have arrived at the M-4 highway that connects the Syrian towns of Manbij and Qamishli. The road is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of the Turkish border.Turkey has said it aims to push back Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, which it considers terrorists for its links to a decades-long Kurdish insurgency within its own borders.Erdogan said Friday Turkey won’t stop until the YPG, who forms the backbone of the U.S.-backed ground force against the Islamic State, withdraws below a 32 kilometer (20 miles) deep line. … [Read more...] about Turkish agency says key highway reached in Syria offensive
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was found guilty on Tuesday of crimes spanning more than a quarter of a century, during which prosecutors said he smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the U.S.After a nearly three-monthlong trial and six days of deliberations, a New York jury found the alleged Sinaloa cartel leader guilty of all counts he was tried on.Guzmán, 61, now faces life in prison.More than 56 prosecution witnesses were called to the stand at the heavily-secured federal courthouse in Brooklyn over the course of 35 days.The seven women and five men of the jury listened to movie-esque tales of brutal murders of cartel enemies, political payoffs, elaborate schemes to traffic drugs, two brazen escapes that almost became three and even a love triangle. 35 PHOTOS Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman See Gallery Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Mexico's top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted as he arrives at Long Island MacArthur airport in New York, … [Read more...] about Drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán found guilty of funneling tons of narcotics into the U.S.
ISTANBUL: At least two people were killed and six wounded after an eight-storey residential building collapsed in Istanbul on Wednesday (Feb 6), the governor's office said. Rescuers work at the site of a collapsed building in Kartal district of Istanbul, Turkey, on Feb 6, 2019. (Photo: AFP/Yasin Akgul) It was not immediately clear why the building, in the Kartal district on the Asian side of the city, had collapsed. Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya told reporters at the site that 43 people were registered in 14 apartments at the address, but that the top three floors of the building had been built illegally. Yerlikaya also said there was a textile workshop on the ground floor that was operating without a license. The chairman for Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said search and rescue operations were underway. President Tayyip Erdogan sent the interior and environment ministers to the site, state-owned Anadolu agency reported. Emergency teams pulled … [Read more...] about At least two killed after building collapses in Turkey”s Istanbul: Official
Suzan Fraser, Associated Press Updated 8:53 am CST, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool) Turkey's President Recep Tayyip … [Read more...] about As Tsipras visits, Turkey sets bounty for officers who fled
By Connor Letourneau Updated 8:19 am CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 PHOTOS: 2017 World Series champion Astros visit the White House WASHINGTON, USA - FEBRUARY 4: President Barack Obama congratulates Steve Kerr (R), Head Coach of the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, USA on February 4, 2016. >>>Browse through the photos for a look at the Astros' visit to the White House after winning the 2017 World Series title ... less PHOTOS: 2017 World Series champion Astros visit the White House WASHINGTON, USA - FEBRUARY 4: President Barack Obama congratulates Steve Kerr (R), Head Coach of the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State ... more Photo: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Photo: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images Image … [Read more...] about Instead of White House visit during DC trip, Warriors meet with Barack Obama