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Vehicle attacks: easy success for IS, challenge for police

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has advocated...

Gunmen kill 2 people at Swiss cafe before fleeing

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss authorities say gunmen opened fire inside a cafe in the city of Basel leaving two people dead and a third critically wounded. A statement from the off...

Ex-Syria government spokesman takes new stab at diplomacy

GENEVA (AP) — Jihad al-Makdissi was once the mouthpiece for the Syrian government. A familiar face at the front lines of spin, he defended the heavy-handed approach of state security and military forc...

Deadly insurgent attack in Homs weighs on UN-led Syria talks

GENEVA (AP) — A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who...

Syria opposition on same tack as US on terrorism, Iran

GENEVA (AP) — A top Syrian opposition leader hopes to persuade the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump that rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad share the same priorities ...

UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

GENEVA (AP) — Playing down expectations, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Wednesday that he's not expecting a breakthrough in the first U.N.-mediated peace talks between government representatives and th...

Long road ahead for justice and accountability in Syria

GENEVA (AP) — A fresh round of Syrian peace talks is set to begin in Geneva on Thursday. And while the U.N-sponsored talks may represent the best opportunity in years to make progress toward an end to...

Rights group criticizes Turkey over post-coup clampdown

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A human rights group says the Turkish government used last year's failed military coup to launch an expansive crackdown that swept up peaceful critics and undermined democrac...

Pro-Kurd party members arrested in wake of Istanbul bombings

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities arrested more than 200 people Monday following suicide bombings near an Istanbul stadium that killed 44 people. The arrests primarily targeted members of a Kurdish ...

Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166

ISTANBUL (AP) — Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in the latest large-scale assault to traumatize...