Turkey says 11 Syrian Kurds killed in border clash

Erdogan said that his government was "seriously saddened" by images showing USA military vehicles operating close to the border with Syrian Kurdish fighters, threatening further military action against the YPG. The US backed the formation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by the YPG but also including Arab fighters, yet Ankara contends it is merely a front from the Kurdish group.

Death toll in Baluchistan attack at 25

Death toll in Baluchistan attack at 25

Police said that 20 people were killed in the blast which was apparently a suicide attack. Local TV stations broadcast footage showing Haideri's badly damaged auto at the scene of the attack. Minister for State for Informational and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb also strongly condemned the blast and said the terrorists can not deter the government's commitment to root out terrorism from the country.

Syrian Kurdish forces say they will push on to IS capital

The defense secretary, speaking to reporters aboard a USA military airplane after the meeting in London, characterized the discussions as "honest, transparent and helpful". "They only have different names", said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. "I want to consider all the information we have received so far (on USA arming Syrian Kurds) as hearsay".

Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to Raqqa , a city in Syria's center that has been under the control of the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group since 2014.

Chinese media told not to mention Belt and Road investments by country

Leaders from 29 countries will attend the forum in Beijing on May 14-15, an event orchestrated to promote Xi's vision of expanding links between Asia, Africa and Europe underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. U.S. President Donald Trump has asked China to put more pressure on North Korea, and has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping's role in trying to rein in Pyongyang.

I Was Going To Fire Comey 'Regardless'

What Comey said he asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for, the officials said, was more attention, focus and labor hours from Justice Department prosecutors. But the revelation intensified the pressure on the White House from both political parties to explain the motives behind Comey's stunning ouster. Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary.