Blinken to speak about aid and Nordic NATO candidacy during visit to earthquake-hit Turkey

MUNICH, Feb 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in Turkey on Sunday for an official visit and will discuss how Washington can further help Ankara as it grapples with the aftermath of a devastating land that killed tens of thousands of people. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and … Read more

Israeli missile hits building in central Damascus, five dead

AMMAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) – An Israeli rocket strike on Sunday morning hit a building in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood of central Damascus, near a large, heavily guarded security compound near Iranian facilities, killing five people, witnesses and officials said. The rare targeted strike damaged several buildings in the densely populated neighborhood near Umayyad Square … Read more