Turkey is pulling more troops out of northern Iraq in an effort to deescalate tensions with the Iraqi government, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama urged Ankara to withdraw its troops.
Seventy suspected militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and two Turkish soldiers have been killed in a major operation against the group across southeast Turkey, the army said on December 19.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Warsaw and 20 other Polish cities on December 19 against the country’s new conservative government for the second weekend in a row.
Iranian nuclear officials say Tehran will export most of its enriched uranium stockpile to Russia in the coming days as it implements a nuclear deal to secure relief from international sanctions.
Eighteen people have died and 14 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants trying to sail to Greece sank off the southern Turkish town of Bodrum.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have met in Bern in a bid to settle their longstanding conflict over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Russian doping scandal deepened December 18 after a French newspaper reported that a top international athletics official solicited a 1.5 million euro bribe from Russia in 2011.
After years of delay, the United States approved reforms boosting the power of major emerging countries like China, Russia and India at the International Monetary Fund.
Nearly 200 Islamic State militants were killed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes during a major battle in northern Iraq this week, the U.S. military said December 18.
Russian aviation officials opened the damaged black box from a warplane shot down by Turkey in an hour-long broadcast on national television attended by foreign experts December 18.
U.S. President Barack Obama asked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan keep pulling troops out of northern Iraq in an effort to lower tensions with its neighbor.
Baghdad says 9 Iraqi soldiers were killed when U.S.-led coalition war planes mistakenly struck at troops near the city of Fallujah.