130,000 displaced as Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

[Akcakale: In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on pick-up trucks celebrate as they drive in Tal Abyad, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. State-run Anadolu news agency reported Tal Abyad had fallen to a Turkish military offensive […]

Merkel asks Turkey to end military offensive in Syria

[Istanbul: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Turkish journalists, in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Erdogan has rejected offers for mediation with Syrian Kurdish fighters as the Turkish military continues its offensive against them in northern Syria. /PTI] Berlin, Oct 13 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for an immediate end of […]

Chinese president in Nepal on two-day state visit

[Kathmandu: Chinese President Xi Jinping, center right shakes hands with Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as he bids farewell, wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Nepal and China signed 20 agreements on Sunday, including one on a trans-Himalayan railway, as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up […]