ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON - Turkey and the United States are working on plans to provide air cover for Syrian rebels and jointly sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land along the Turkish border, bolstering the NATO member's security and possibly providing a safe haven for civilians.
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DUBAI - A bomb attack killed two Bahraini policemen on duty in the mainly Shi'ite village of Sitra, south of the capital Manama, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, days after the government said it had disrupted an arms smuggling plot linked to Iran.
BANGKOK/CHIANG MAI, Thailand - Thailand is working flat out to combat human trafficking, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, adding he hoped Thailand would be lifted from a U.S. list of worst human trafficking centers next year.
ANKARA - Saboteurs attacked a pipeline carrying natural gas from Iran to Turkey in Turkey's eastern province of Agri late on Monday, halting the flow, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and state gas company Botas said.
DHAKA - Police in Bangladesh have arrested six suspected militants, including the chief of the outlawed Jamaat-ul Mujahideen group, as authorities stiffen a crackdown on hardline Islamists.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, with the attorney general also replaced, as the fallout from a graft scandal at debt-laden state investment fund 1MDB grows.