ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Airlines says it has terminated the contracts of 211 employees, joining a government purge of people suspected of links to a U.S.-based cleric whom authorities accuse of orchestrating Turkey's failed coup.
The national carrier said Monday the contracts were canceled due to "nonfulfillment of performance standards" and in line with the "necessary actions" the company was taking against Fethullah Gulen's movement.
LONDON (AP) — The suspected serial killer of four London men he met on gay dating websites is facing new charges of drugging and sexually assaulting eight others.
Prosecutors unveiled the extra charges Monday against Stephen Port, who already faces murder charges in connection with the discovery of four bodies near Port's home in Barking, east London, between June 2014 and September 2015. They say Port gave each victim in their 20s fatal doses of the psychoactive drug...
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An aid official says U.N. agencies have procured cranes to hoist food over an earthen barrier to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan, but are still waiting for Jordan's promised go-ahead.
Jordan sealed its border after an attack on its troops by Islamic State extremists last month.
The closure halted regular aid deliveries from Jordan's territory to Syrians on the other side of the berm. In mid-July,...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is urgently calling for a weekly 48-hour "humanitarian pause" in the eastern part of Aleppo city in Syria where all road access is blocked by fighting and between 250,000 and 275,000 people are trapped.
Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council on Monday that he could not stress enough "how critical the situation is" in eastern Aleppo, which risks becoming the largest besieged area in the country.