The Srebrenica lesson: Turkish proposal to set up a safe zone in Syria carries heavy risks
analyst at BILGESAM, a research center in Istanbul. "A buffer zone has become inevitable." ---- Associated Press writers Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey; Aida Cerkez in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; and Jamey Keaten in Paris contributed.
Syrian rebels claim to shoot down regime helicopter in fighting in Damascus
rebels refuse to talk to Assad and because of Tehran's close bonds with his regime. ___ AP writers Jamey Keaten in Paris, Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, Matthew Pennington in Washington, and Slobadan Lekic in Brussels contributed to this report.
Turkey secures release of Lebanese hostage held by Syrian rebels, vows to work to free others
border with Iraq were concentrated near an air defense base. Al-Bukamal is in the oil-rich province of Deir el-Zour. ___ Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, contributed to this report.
Girl dies of wounds in Turkey bomb attack, amid fears Kurd rebels emboldened by Syria chaos
Hezbollah as an attempt to prevent the Syrian regime "or its fellow travelers like the PKK" from getting aid in the form of arms, logistical support and intelligence. _ Associated Press writer Suzan Fraser contributed from Ankara, Turkey.
Turkey blames Kurdish guerrillas for deadly bombing as concern about Syria spillover grows
for a Kurdish politician who planned to visit some of the families of 34 villagers who were mistaken for Kurdish rebels and killed in an air strike in late 2011. --- Associated Press writer Suzan Fraser contributed from Ankara, Turkey.
Reports say TV reporters missing in Syria are believed to be held by pro-government forces
immediacy of the threat. "He didn't want to be in the front line, with bullets whizzing, and bombs landing, that sort of thing," Mortimer said of Fahmi. ____ Associated Press writer Suzan Fraser contributed from Ankara, Turkey.
Tea Party-backed Rep. Akin wins Missouri GOP Senate primary to take on McCaskill
expected to win the seat easily. Republican Harry Sawicki ran unopposed in the GOP primary. In Washington state, Democrat Suzan DelBene advanced to take on Republican John Koster in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District. The seat is open after Democratic
Syria's Assad returns to public eye in show of solidarity with ally Iran
not be independently verified. ____ Associated Press writers Bassem Mroue in Kilis, Turkey, Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Adam Schreck in Baghdad and Matthew Lee in Pretoria, South Africa, contributed to this report.
Syria launches ground assault in Aleppo to try to oust rebels
Iran's Revolutionary Guard is the nation's largest military force. ___ AP writers Elizabeth A. Kennedy in Beirut, Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Turkey, Jamal Halaby in Amman, Jordan, and Ali Akbar Dareini in Tehran, Iran, contributed to this report
Syrian warplanes bomb rebel-held town, least 20 killed; UN accuses regime of war crimes
reported. Activists also reported clashes near the government headquarters and the Iranian Embassy in Damascus. ___ AP writers Suzan Fraser in Ankara, Albert Aji in Damascus, John Heilprin in Geneva and Abdullah al-Shihri in Riyadh contributed to this report