North Korea on Saturday expressed great displeasure over the United Nations Security Council’s strong condemnation of the East Asian country’s four ballistic missile launches between July and August. In a press statement approved by the 15 members, the council denounced the North’s ballistic missile activities as fueling tensions and called them “grave violations” of the…

KARKAMIS, Turkey Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in north Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Islamic State. Turkey’s government, which is fighting a Kurdish insurgency at home, has said the Syrian campaign it opened this week is…