In 2013 an Egyptian court sentenced 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs to jail terms ranging from one to five years and ordered their non-governmental organizations (NGO) closed, following their conviction on charges including operating without necessary approvals
U.S. military officials and analysts warn that it is too early for U.S. troops to pull out of Syria as President Donald Trump suggested earlier this week. Although U.S.-backed forces recaptured most of the territory from Islamic State militants, Turkey is now carrying out an offensive in northern Syria to remove Kurds who were at the forefront of the fight against the terrorists. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.
The Turkish president has been hosting his Iranian and Russian counterparts in Ankara, part of an effort to end the Syrian civil war. While the presidents are backing opposing sides in the conflict, they are increasingly working together, Dorian Jones reports from Ankara.