• Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech n Istanbul, Saturday, July 16, 2016. Forces loyal to Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left some hundreds of people dead and scores of others wounded Saturday. The chaos Friday night and Saturday came amid a period of political turmoil in Turkey _ a NATO member and key Western ally in the fight against the Islamic State group _ that critics blame on Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian rule. (AP Photo)

    Questions now swirl about Turkey, key Western ally

    Turkey’s pivotal roles as an ally in the U.S.-led war against the Islamic State group and a guarantor of refugee agreements are likely to remain intact for now after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged triumphant followingr a failed coup attempt.

  • Egypt court dismisses assault charges against soccer star

    CAIRO (AP) — A court has dismissed assault charges against one of Egypt’s best known football stars after a police photographer who he chased and kicked on an empty pitch withdrew his complaint.