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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference, in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Walid al-Moallem accused the United States on Tuesday of allegedly

Syrian FM says US sanctions seek to 'starve the people'

Jun. 23, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister accused the United States on Tuesday of allegedly “seeking to starve the people” of Syria by imposing new sanctions and opening the door for “terrorism" to return to the war-torn country. Walid al-Moallem said the sanctions are a...

FILE - In this May 27, 2005 file photo, Rifaat Assad, the exiled uncle of Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in Marbella, southern Spain.  Bashar Assad was sentenced, in absentia, to four-years in prison Wednesday June 17, 2020, for illegally using Syrian state funds to build a French real estate empire. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

France sentences Syrian leader's uncle for money laundering

Jun. 17, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An uncle of Syrian President Bashar Assad was sentenced to four years in prison in France on Wednesday for illegally using Syrian state funds to build a French real estate empire. The anti-corruption groups that launched the legal proceedings against Rifaat Assad hailed the Paris court's...

Turkey: Soldier killed in explosion in Syria's Idlib

May. 27, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Idlib, the last rebel-held territory in northwest Syria. In a statement Wednesday, the ministry said the soldier was wounded in an explosion and died later in a hospital. It said the explosion took place in an...

Militants attack Syrian troops on edge of rebel stronghold

May. 10, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

Beirut (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked fighters attacked Syrian government positions Sunday on the edge of the country's last rebel stronghold, triggering intense clashes that killed nearly three dozen combatants across both sides, opposition activists said. The fighting was among the worst since early March, when...