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Today in History

Nov. 27, 2021 00:18 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2021. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH’-nee) and City Supervisor...

Israeli airstrike on central Syria leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded

Nov. 24, 2021 01:48 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israeli warplanes attacked army positions in the country’s central region early Wednesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven people wounded — six of them soldiers. State media quoted an unnamed military official as...

Syria reports Israel attack south of Damascus, no casualties

Nov. 16, 2021 21:33 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s state-run media said Israel carried out an attack on the country’s south early Wednesday with two missiles targeting an empty house and causing no casualties The missiles came from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and aimed at the...

Dubai Air Show opens to industry on the mend amid COVID-19

Nov. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's biennial Air Show opened Sunday to a world still reeling from the pandemic and an aviation industry hard-hit by the coronavirus, but on the mend. Boeing and Airbus have traditionally been the stars of the aviation trade show,...

Cold, hungry, afraid: Mideast migrants stuck on EU doorstep

Nov. 12, 2021 13:50 PM EST

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Sarkawt Ismat was cold, hungry and terrified, trapped between Polish and Belarusian troops facing off on opposite sides of the European Union’s eastern border. The 19-year-old Iraqi taxi driver is among thousands from the Middle East who have been...

Reports: Emiratis to build solar power station in Syria

Nov. 11, 2021 11:41 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria signed a contract Thursday with a group of companies from the United Arab Emirates to build a solar power station in a Damascus suburb, the government announced. It was the latest indication that the Arab world is willing to re-engage with Syrian President...

UAE's embrace of Syria could lead to more Arab overtures

Nov. 10, 2021 16:27 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A visit by the United Arab Emirates' top diplomat this week may have turned a page for Syria's embattled autocratic president, enabling more Arab countries to re-engage with Bashar Assad. That would be a major shift in a region that for a decade ostracized...

Not a game show: Ex-TV star at center of Lebanon-Saudi row

Nov. 10, 2021 04:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — George Kordahi was popular among TV viewers in the Middle East for his dapper charm. He schmoozed with beautiful women, dropped jokes and recited lines of Arabic poetry — all the while weighing in with his political opinions about the region’s events. ...

UAE FM visit signals Arab world willing to engage with Syria

Nov. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates met with Syria’s once widely shunned president in Damascus on Tuesday, sending the clearest signal yet that the Arab world is willing to re-engage with strongman Bashar Assad. The visit by Sheikh...

Syria reports Israel air raid on military post near Damascus

Nov. 02, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military said Israel has carried out an air raid that hit a military post on the outskirts of the capital of Damascus early Wednesday, causing material damage. It was the second Israeli attack to target areas near the capital in four days. The...