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Kurds Leave Northern Syria As Truce With Turkey Is Set To Expire NPR's Noel King talks to Mona Yacoubian, formerly with the State Department and now with the U.S. Institute of Peace, about the pause in hostilities in northern Syria.
NPR.org | Oct 21, 2019 11:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
5-Day Truce Between Turkish And Kurdish Forces Expires Tuesday Kurdish-Syrian fighters say they have withdrawn from a key border city as part of a U.S. brokered deal with Turkish forces. But both Turkey and the Kurds accuse the other of breaking the ceasefire.
NPR.org | Oct 21, 2019 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lebanon Is Crippled By Massive Anti-Government Protests In Lebanon, cabinet members on Monday are expected to approve changes including halving ministers' wages in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests.
NPR.org | Oct 21, 2019 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: Northern Syria Incursion, Impeachment Inquiry, Opioid Trial The five-day truce between Turkish and Kurdish forces expires Tuesday. The House hears from more witnesses in the impeachment probe. And, a landmark federal opioid trial begins Monday in Cleveland.
NPR.org | Oct 21, 2019 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump Said to Favor Leaving a Few Hundred Troops in Eastern Syria The president appears to be trying to balance competing impulses: bringing troops home while ensuring that efforts to contain ISIS will continue and answering withering criticism for his Syria policy.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2019 11:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Sisters In Arms' Celebrates Women Kurdish Fighters In Anti-ISIS Fight A new movie in France fictionalizes the Kurdish women's brigades and the role they played in helping to defeat ISIS.
NPR.org | Oct 20, 2019 9:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Defense Secretary Esper Arrives In Afghanistan To Devise A Way Forward In 18-Year War His visit to restart peace talks with the Taliban comes amid debate about the role of U.S. troops in the region after Trump quickly began withdrawing forces from northeastern Syria earlier this month.
NPR.org | Oct 20, 2019 3:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
An Introduction To The Kurds Turkey's invasion of northern Syria following the U.S. abandonment of their Kurdish allies there has put the spotlight on an ethnic group that has long sought autonomy.
NPR.org | Oct 20, 2019 11:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syria Update The pullback of U.S. troops in northern Syria has left the Kurds there vulnerable. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to The Wall Street Journal's Dion Nissenbaum about what he's seeing in the region.
NPR.org | Oct 20, 2019 11:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Pelosi Visits Jordan to Discuss Syria Crisis Amid Shaky Cease-Fire Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a bipartisan delegation to meet the Jordanian king as an American-brokered truce with Turkey in northern Syria continued to stutter.
New York Times | Oct 20, 2019 07:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend