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Erdogan says Turkey can enter Syrian town of Afrin 'at any moment'

Erdogan says Turkey can enter Syrian town of Afrin 'at any moment'Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkish forces and allied rebels could enter the centre of the Kurdish-held Syrian town of Afrin “at any moment”, a day after capturing another strategic town. The comments reflected Turkey’s increasing confidence of pressing its operation against Kurdish militia in the Afrin region of northern Syria to a successful conclusion after seven weeks of fighting. “Now our objective is Afrin… As of now, we have Afrin encircled.



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Bossert says the link between climate change and recent hurricanes to be analyzed 'at a later date'

Bossert says the link between climate change and recent hurricanes to be analyzed 'at a later date'During a briefing on Monday, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert dodged a question about the connection between climate change and the recent hurricanes. He said the “causality is something outside my ability to analyze.”



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Israel in rare overture to Palestinians 'at Trump request'

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians 'at Trump request'Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump’s request hours ahead of the US president’s arrival. An Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity that ministers were responding to a Trump request to present him with “confidence-building measures” ahead of his talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday.



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N. Korea warns of nuclear test 'at any time'

N. Korea warns of nuclear test 'at any time'North Korea warned Monday that it will carry out a nuclear test “at any time and at any location” set by its leadership, in the latest rhetoric to fuel jitters in the region. Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high for weeks, with signs that the North might be preparing a long-range missile launch or a sixth nuclear test — and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response. A spokesman for the North’s foreign ministry said Pyongyang was “fully ready to respond to any option taken by the US”.



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