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Turkey Seizes Cargo from Syrian Plane Forced to Land in Ankara

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it has confiscated illicit cargo from a Syrian passenger plane that it forced to land in Ankara after entering Turkish airspace on a flight from Moscow to Damascus. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday that authorities at Ankara’s Esenboga airport seized items that violated international civil aviation rules. He said the Syrian […]

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Turkish State TV: Turkey Forces Syrian Plane to Land in Ankara

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish state-run television says Turkey has forced a Syrian passenger plane to land in Ankara on suspicion that it was carrying weapons to Syria. The station reported Wednesday that Turkish military jets intercepted the plane and that authorities are now inspecting its cargo in the capital. The Syrian government has not commented on the report. […]

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Romney, Obama Campaigns Spin New Jobless Report

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have traded barbs over a new report on the U.S. jobless rate, a key issue with voters. The report, which was released on Friday, says the unemployment rate fell to a lower-than-expected 7.8 percent in September, marking the first dip below the 8 percent level in […]

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UN Security Council Condemns Deadly Syrian Attack on Turkey

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. Security Council has condemned a deadly Syrian artillery strike on a Turkish border town “in the strongest terms,” while the Turkish military bombarded Syria for a second day in retaliation for the attack. Syrian troops had shelled a residential area of the Turkish town of Akcakale on Wednesday, killing two women and three […]

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Obama, Romney Trade Post-Debate Barbs

Posted October 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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With the first debate behind them, U.S. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney have resumed campaigning in Denver, Colorado, site of Wednesday’s matchup. Mr. Obama appeared at a rally where he accused Romney of changing his campaign positions. He said presidential candidates owe Americans “the truth.” Mr. Romney made a surprise appearance […]

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Turkey Strikes Syria After Syrian Mortars Kill 5 Civilians in Turkish Town

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says its armed forces have fired on targets inside Syria in retaliation for a Syrian mortar attack that killed five Turkish civilians in a Turkish border town. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Turkish forces responded “immediately” by using radar to shell the sources of the Syrian mortar fire. Mr. Erdogan said […]

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Turkey Strikes Syria After Syrian Mortars Kill 5 Civilians in Turkish Town

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says its armed forces have fired on targets inside Syria in retaliation for a Syrian mortar attack that killed five Turkish civilians in a Turkish border town. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Turkish forces responded “immediately” by using radar to shell the sources of the Syrian mortar fire. Mr. Erdogan said […]

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Turkey Strikes Syria After Syrian Mortar Kills 5 Civilians in Turkish Town

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey says its armed forces have fired on targets inside Syria in retaliation for a Syrian mortar attack that killed five Turkish civilians in a Turkish border town. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said Turkish forces in the border region immediately shelled Syrian targets spotted by radar Wednesday, in response to what it […]

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At Least 48 Killed as Car Bombs Strike Syria

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Four coordinated explosions on Wednesday ripped through a government-controlled section of Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, killing dozens of people and wounding nearly 100 others. The blasts gutted a military officers’ club and a nearby hotel. Opposition groups say at least 48 people died, mostly from the security services, while Syrian state media put the death […]

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Bomb Attacks Kill 32 Across Iraq

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials say a wave of bombings struck Shi’ite neighborhoods, security forces and other targets across the country Sunday, killing at least 32 people and wounding scores of others. At least eight cities and towns were hit. The deadliest attack occurred in Taji, a former al-Qaida stronghold just north of the capital, Baghdad. Three car […]

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