French journalist to be expelled from Turkey

French journalist to be expelled from Turkey

A French journalist detained three days ago in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border is to be expelled, his employer, online media Les Jours, said Sunday. “We have received confirmation that the expulsion of our journalist is under way,” Les Jours said on Twitter. Olivier Bertrand was detained Friday in Gaziantep province, where he was […]

Residents return to Syrian border town Jarablus after Turkish intervention

Residents return to Syrian border town Jarablus after Turkish intervention

A group of 292 Syrians went back to the Syrian town of Jarablus from Turkey on Wednesday, marking the first formal return of civilians since Ankara launched a military incursion two weeks ago in a bid to secure the border region. Jarablus, which had been occupied by the Islamic State (IS) group for three years, […]

Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border

Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border

A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom’s stability. The military said the blast went off at about 5:30 a.m., close to a makeshift tent encampment where tens of thousands […]