More than 11,000 lives have been lost in Turkey and Syria, and the death toll is expected to rise after a powerful earthquake on Monday. Many more people are injured and homeless. Rescuers have been racing against time to work through the rubble, but the cold weather and fuel and truck shortages have complicated the […]
A quake that struck a densely-populated part of southeastern Turkey and that was felt as far away as Israel and Cyprus was strong and shallow enough to be lethal on a devastating scale, seismologists fear. Authorities in Syria and Turkey said at least 200 people have died and expect the toll to rise. The earthquake, […]
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There are signs that efforts to free Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in 2012 and who the U.S. believes is being held by the Syrian government, are reviving. But his family says the U.S. needs to do more.