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Jonathon Burch

Jonathon Burch

    Death toll rises in Turkey refugee boat sinking
    Death toll rises in Turkey refugee boat sinking
    Tahsin Kurtbeyoglu, governor of the coastal district of Menderes in Turkey's Izmir province, said 31 of the dead were children, including three...
    Syria refugee exodus raises pressure for buffer zone
    Syria refugee exodus raises pressure for buffer zone
    Turkey has floated the idea of a "safe zone" to be set up for
    It's time to go, Turkey tells Syria's al-Assad
    It's time to go, Turkey tells Syria's al-Assad
    Turkey has bluntly told Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down for the sake of his people, tightening regional pressure on Damascus while...
    Quake death toll soars as the dust clears in Turkey
    Quake death toll soars as the dust clears in Turkey
    More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey on Sunday with rescue...
    Afghan MPs demand president form new Parliament
    Afghan MPs demand president form new Parliament
    A group of about 100 Afghan members of Parliament demanded on Monday that President Hamid Karzai inaugurate the assembly by December 19, almost...
    Afghans seek control of security by 2014
    Afghans seek control of security by 2014
    Afghans want responsibility for the country's security by 2014, President Hamid Karzai told an international donors' conference on Tuesday,...
    Afghan election officials fired ahead of run-off
    Afghan election officials fired ahead of run-off
    The heads of more than half of Afghanistan's district election offices will be replaced to prevent fraud in a second-round presidential election...
    Karzai under pressure as Afghan election ruling due
    Karzai under pressure as Afghan election ruling due
    Afghanistan remained locked in political crisis on Monday as President Hamid Karzai resisted accepting the result of a United Nations-led fraud...
    Help us or we'll grow opium, say Afghan villagers
    Help us or we'll grow opium, say Afghan villagers
    Fifty-year-old Abdul Wadud walked for two hours across Afghanistan's remote northern mountains to hear a police commander give yet more promises of...
    In the north Afghans battle hunger, not the Taliban
    In the north Afghans battle hunger, not the Taliban
    The United States's decision to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan will mean little to the people of northern Sang-i-Khel village whose...
    Foreigners threaten Afghanistan's snow leopards
    Foreigners threaten Afghanistan's snow leopards
    Afghanistan's snow leopards have barely survived three decades of war. But now the few remaining mountain leopards in the country face another...