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Deutsche Welle

Turkey-backed rebels seize Afrin town, says Turkish President Erdogan


Syrian rebels have taken control of the town of Afrin, the Turkish president said. But a Kurdish official has denied that YPG fighters fled, saying Kurdish forces are still engaged in clashes over the strategic town.

Sri Lanka ends state of emergency as anti-Muslim violence subsides


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed 12 days ago in a bid to quell Buddhist-Muslim clashes. Communal tensions are on the rise in the Indian Ocean's island nation.

China warns Donald Trump against Taiwan military ties


The Chinese government has urged the US to "correct its mistake" regarding President Donald Trump's recently approved "Taiwan Travel Act," which allows unrestricted two-way travel for officials from the US and Taiwan.