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Mortar attack on Afghan mosque kills 20 during prayers

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed during Friday prayers when a mortar fired by insurgents blasted through the roof of a mosque, AP reported.

Turkey resumes operation in northern Syria despite deal with US – media

Turkey’s forces resumed attacks on Ras al-Ayn in northeast Syria on Friday despite a deal on a temporary ceasefire reached with the US, Al Mayadeen TV channel has reported citing Kurdish sources, according to TASS.

Syria crisis: Turkey to suspend offensive 'to allow Kurdish withdrawal'

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw, BBC News reports.

EU condemns Turkey’s military operations in Syria

The European Union condemned Turkey’s military operations in Syria, the European Council said in a statement released after the first day of the summit in Brussels, TASS reported.

Trump praises Erdogan, calls ceasefire deal “an amazing outcome”

Donald Trump praised President of Turkey Recrp Tayyip Erdogan and called the ceasefire agreement “an amazing outcome”, The Hill reported.

UK and EU strike new Brexit deal in last-ditch talks

Negotiators from the UK and EU reached a draft Brexit deal in 11th-hour talks Thursday, although there are serious doubts that the agreement will be approved by U.K. lawmakers back in Westminster, CNBC reported.

Turkey says Russia promised to keep Kurdish militia away from border: BBC

Russia has promised Ankara that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey’s military is targeting, will not be in the Syrian territories across the border, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying on Thursday, according to Reuters.

I've urged Turkey to end its operation in northern Syria, Merkel says

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany would not deliver any weapons to Turkey under current circumstances and added that she had urged Turkey several times to end its military operation in northern Syria, Reuters reported.

Russian aviation regulator issues S7 permission to fly to Georgia

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency issued S7 airlines clearance to fly to Kutaisi, Georgia; the agency published its order on the official web site on Wednesday, reports TASS.

Japan Emperor's Parade to Be Belayed Due to Typhoon Damage

The parade to celebrate Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s formal enthronement will be postponed to November 10 as the government copes with the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, Reuters reports.

'Don't be a tough guy:' Donald Trump pens letter to Erdogan after Syria phone call

President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "don't be a tough guy" in a letter to his counterpart before Ankara launched a deadly incursion in northern Syria, USA Today reported.

EU fails to open Western Balkans accession talks

EU states were unable to agree to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania on Tuesday, as planned, after France raised objections, EUobserver reported.

Canada "Temporarily" Suspends New Arms Sales to Turkey

Canada has "temporarily" suspended new arms export permits to Turkey following that country's incursion into northern Syria, Global Affairs Canada said Tuesday, CBC reports.

Putin invites Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay a working visit to Russia which was approved by the Turkish leader, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

Trump: Let 'Napoleon Bonaparte' Rescue Kurds

Donald Trump suggested Monday that Syria's formerly US-allied Kurds could look to 19th century French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte for protection after the US president ordered the departure of nearly 1,000 US troops from the country, Franace24 reports.

Fourteen police killed in Mexico gun ambush

Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in western Mexico.

China urges Turkey to stop military actions in Syria

China’s foreign ministry urged Turkey on Tuesday to stop military action in Syria and “come back to the right track”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily briefing in Beijing, Reuters reported.

Brexit: Final deal ‘still possible but more difficult’

The EU's chief negotiator has said a Brexit deal could still be struck this week despite it becoming "more difficult" to reach an agreement.

Pelosi Says Trump Sanctions Package on Turkey "Falls Very Short"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday slammed President Trump's announced sanctions against Turkey, saying the package "falls very short of reversing that humanitarian disaster", The Hill reports.

Erdogan bears full responsibility for consequences of “unacceptable invasion” in Syria – Pentagon

Turkey’s ongoing military operations in Syria’s north-east hamper efforts against the Islamic State terrorist group and lead to the release of many captured militants, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said in a statement, reports TASS.