A British woman who sided with the Syrian Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), the all-female armed unit of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has been killed in Syria’s Afrin during “Operation Olive Branch,” the Turkish military’s ongoing operation to remove YPG militants from the northwestern Syrian town.
At least 397 undocumented migrants, including women and children, were held in southern and eastern Turkey, security sources said on March 18.
A total of 12 militants were neutralized on March 19 in Turkey’s nationwide counterterrorism operations.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli was re-elected on March 18 at the party congress where he vowed to act in line with the alliance law and not harm their alliance with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “on both general and local levels.”
Boosted by surging output, the United States is becoming a significant exporter of crude oil, a shift that is remaking American infrastructure and altering the global petroleum market.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed overcapacity in world steel markets and agreed on March 17 to work on solutions within the framework of the G-20 group of industrialised nations, Merkel’s spokesman said.
One lucky winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania for an estimated $455 million Powerball jackpot drawn late on March 17, officials said.
A former Iranian vice president and chief-of-staff of hardline ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was arrested on March 17, the website of the Tehran prosecutor said.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Australia said on Sunday they held “grave concerns” about escalating tensions caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked other countries to abandon the International Criminal Court because it is “rude.” Duterte is facing a possible complaint before the world tribunal for the thousands of killings of drug suspects during his time in office.