On 9 October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the launch of Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria. Ankara said the military operation aims to clear a 30-35 kilometre-wide (18-22 miles) 'zone' along Turkey’s border with Syria.
The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman has filed fraud and money laundering charges against Turkey's Halkbank amid the escalating row between Ankara and Washington. Scholars have warned that if the charges lead to sanctions against Turkey's banking system it will hit Turkey's currency and economy hard.
While suggesting that Norway was better prepared for a migrant crisis this time, Justice Minister Jøran Kallmyr has voiced a plan to place newcomers in tents to avoid projecting an image of luxury and sending the wrong signal.
China's second aircraft carrier, the first one domestically built, appears to have embarked on its eighth sea trial on Tuesday, judging from online photos and an announcement of a military exercise.
A man from East Jerusalem tried to carry out a car-ramming attack against Israeli Border Police; he was shot and seriously injured in the attempt, according to The Times of Israel, citing police sources.
On 7 October, activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement kicked off a two-week environmental protest, pledging to block streets in the biggest cities across the world.
From Capitol Hill to the Twitterverse, US President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wasted no time letting the American people know how they really felt about each other’s alleged conduct during their first face-to-face meeting since House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry.
MADRID (Sputnik) – A protest against the jailing of Catalan independence movement leaders resulted in unrest in the Spanish region’s capital of Barcelona with demonstrators setting up barricades outside the regional Interior Ministry building, burning garbage cans and setting cars on fire, footage published by local media showed.