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BAGHDAD | The Latest: Russia says US ‘not serious’ on Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD —Jan 11, 2019—The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. “is looking for a reason to stay.” Zakharova said Moscow … Continue reading BAGHDAD | The Latest: Russia says US ‘not serious’ on Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD | US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

BAGHDAD — Jan 11, 2019—An American military official says the U.S.-led military coalition has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-coalition fighting the Islamic State group, says the U.S. started “the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria.” In a statement emailed to The Associated Press on … Continue reading BAGHDAD | US official says troop withdrawal from Syria has started

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Extremists seize Nigerian town and key military base

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Residents and military sources say extremists have seized a Nigerian town and a base for a multinational force fighting Boko Haram insurgents. One military source tells The Associated Press that reinforcements trying to retake the town have been repelled, with some casualties. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not … Continue reading MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Extremists seize Nigerian town and key military base

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Van carrying migrants crashes; 18 hospitalized

BRUSSELS — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Greek authorities say 18 people were hospitalized after the latest in a string of often fatal road accidents involving vehicles smuggling migrants through northern Greece. Police say a van driven by a suspected migrant smuggler and crammed with another 46 people veered … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Van carrying migrants crashes; 18 hospitalized

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece— A pro-Kurdish former lawmaker convicted of insulting Turkey’s president has requested asylum in Greece after illegally crossing the border, Greek authorities said Friday. A police official said Turkish citizen Leyla Birlik, 44, surrendered to Greek police Wednesday near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis, and was in the process of requesting asylum in Greece. … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeking political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek authorities say a pro-Kurdish former lawmaker convicted of insulting Turkey’s president is requesting asylum in Greece after illegally crossing the border. A police official said Turkish national Leyla Birlik, 44, surrendered to Greek police Thursday near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis, and was in the process of requesting asylum in Greece. … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeking political asylum in Greece