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Syrians pour into Turkey as tanks enter border zone

GUVECCI, Turkey (AFP) – Some 600 displaced Syrians poured into Turkey on Thursday after Syrian troops backed by tanks entered a border zone where thousands fleeing bloodshed had been camping in squalid conditions. The refugees broke through the barbed wire marking the frontier and advanced into Turkish territory on a…

Syrian TV: Israel kills 18 Palestinian protesters

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (Reuters) – Israeli troops fired at Palestinian demonstrators in Syria who rushed to the border fence on Sunday in what Israel called a challenge to its sovereignty. Syrian state-run media said 18 were killed. “Anyone who tries to cross the border will be killed,” Israeli soldiers…

N. Korea threatens to ‘open fire’ on South

SEOUL (AFP) – North Korea threatened Wednesday to shut a border crossing and open fire on loudspeakers if South Korea makes good on its vow to blare out propaganda across the frontier in revenge for the sinking of a warship. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew to Seoul to…

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