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Plumes of smoke rise on the air from inside Syria, as seen from the outskirts of the border town of Kilis, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Turkish jets have begun an aerial offensive, codenamed operation "Olive Branch", against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, in northwest Syria . A military statement says the operation launched Saturday aims to protect Turkey's borders, "neutralize" Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave and to save the local population from their "pressure and oppression." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Latest: France calls for UN meeting over SyriaThe French foreign ministry said France is calling for a U.N. security council emergency meeting over the deteriorating situation in Syria
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Ukraine: Citizen killed in Afghan hotel attackUkraine says one of its citizens was killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital
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A view of the Turkey-Syria border area as seen from the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles crossed into Syria late Saturday during anticipated ground offensive into a Syrian Kurdish enclave.T urkish jets pounded earlier the Kurdish-run enclave of Afrin in northern Syria which Turkey has vowed to clear of a Syrian Kurdish group which Turkey considers to be "terrorists." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern SyriaTurkish troops and Syrian opposition forces have attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region
The Associated Press1 hour ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivotJordan's king appeals to U.S. vice president to 'rebuild trust and confidence' in two-state solution, after fallout from U.S. pivot on Jerusalem
The Associated Press1 hour ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speechThe main Arab party in the Israeli Knesset says it will boycott Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the parliament on Monday
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Congo police fire tear gas to disperse demonstratorsPolice in Congo have fired tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services Sunday around the country to call for Joseph Kabila to step down from power
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Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economyIran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, give a press conference, prior to a meeting, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Meeting Friday with French President Macron in Paris, Merkel said she hopes the party congress will “give the green light for us to enter coalition negotiations.”  (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
France, Germany pledge closer ties with new bilateral treatyFrench President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledge to elaborate a new French-German treaty this year to enhance cooperation between the two countries
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 deadTaliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital kills at least six people, including a foreigner, and pins security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker is killed
The Associated Press3 hours ago
North Korean Hyon Song Wol, center, head of North Korea's art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals' heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. KoreaHead of popular North Korean girl band arrives in South Korea amid Olympic cooperation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Locals get a glimpse of Pope Francis from a tree top during a tribute to the Virgen de la Puerta at the Plaza de Armas in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Pope wrapping up contentious, restive trip to Latin AmericaPope Francis is wrapping up the most contested, violent trip of his papacy Sunday with a series of meetings with Peruvian church leaders and a final Mass at an air base in Peru's capital
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A man lights a barricade during clashes in the Policarpo Paz Garcia neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and are protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in HondurasClashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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