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Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the militant Hezbollah. The powerful group operates independently from Lebanese authorities, which are struggling to deal with a crippling energy...

Russia's Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

Sep. 14, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Putin was...

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Sep. 12, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

DARAA, Syria (AP) — The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appeared to slowly return to some sense of normalcy Sunday. The capture of Daraa al-Balad marked another victory for President...

Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

Sep. 12, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis. In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly deposing the Taliban regime that had been sheltering Osama bin Laden, the...

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4

Sep. 12, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two Turkish troops died on Sunday after being attacked during cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq, Turkish officials said. The casualties take the weekend toll to four deaths. One soldier was killed by fire from “separatist terrorists” as his...

Turkey: Attack on troops in Syria kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3

Sep. 11, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — An attack on Turkish troops in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province Saturday left two soldiers dead and three others wounded, Turkish officials said. The assault happened following a search and screening operation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the...

New UN envoy: Yemen is stuck in `indefinite state of war'

Sep. 10, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Friday that the Arab world’s poorest nation is “stuck in an indefinite state of war” and resuming negotiations to end the more than six-year conflict won’t be easy. Hans Grundberg, a Swedish...

Syria troops enter rebel-held district as part of truce

Sep. 08, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces Wednesday entered the rebel-held district of a volatile southern city as part of a truce negotiated by Russia to end weeks of fighting, according to state media, the opposition and a war monitor. The troops are to set up checkpoints and...

Amnesty: Syria refugees suffered abuse, torture upon return

Sep. 08, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A number of Syrian refugees who returned home have been subjected to detention, disappearance and torture at the hands of Syrian security forces, proving that it still isn't safe to return to any part of the country, Amnesty International said Tuesday. In...

Government shelling of northwestern city in Syria kills 4

Sep. 07, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Government shelling of rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria killed four people, including a child and a woman, and wounded more than a dozen Tuesday night, opposition activists said. The shelling of the city of Idlib came after several airstrikes hit...