The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the United Nations said Monday.
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Wedged between tweets last week about Britain’s economy, kilts and “The Simpsons’” Groundskeeper Willie was a Twitter message in Arabic that included the hashtags “#Scotland” and “#ScotlandDecides.”
SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who have seized security and government buildings in Sanaa, said they signed an accord with the government to resolve a weeks-old crisis that threatens to ignite civil war.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — The United Kingdom appeared early Friday to have survived the threat of being ripped apart, as early vote returns showed Scottish voters rejecting independence.
Authorities in Australia have charged a 22-year-old Sydney resident with preparing to sow terror in the country by seizing a person at random and beheading him in a videotaped execution, Australian media reported Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Ukraine’s new president thanked the United States for showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine, but warned that greater tests lie ahead, telling Congress that his nation’s fight against Russian aggression “is America’s war, too.”
EDINBURGH, Scotland — James Wheldon woke early Thursday and hit the streets in a rented van plastered with posters urging voters to back Scottish independence and end a 307-year union with England that the world knows as the United Kingdom.
NEW YORK — As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa accelerates beyond the capacity to count its toll, an unprecedented escalation in global support is evident, led by U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for U.S. military intervention. In what will amount to the largest humanitarian commitment since the American response to the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia, the White House announced late on Sept. 15 that an estimated 3,000 military personnel will deploy to the Ebola-ravaged West African nations, alongside a significant increase in civilian mobilization.
NEW YORK — Diplomats seeking to inject momentum into negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program will meet this week in New York with the November deadline for a permanent accord looming.
Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer.