Latest Civil wars News

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east

Apr. 09, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday it fears a resumption of full-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine and could take steps to protect Russian civilians there, a stark warning that comes amid a Russian troop build-up along the border. The statement by Russian President...

Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing American hostages

Apr. 08, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, two U.S. officials ventured into hostile territory for a secret high-stakes meeting with American adversaries. The Syrian government officials they were scheduled to meet in Damascus seemed ready to discuss the fate of U.S. hostages...

Report: Syrian government attack kills 7 in rebel-held area

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces fired a missile at a civilian vehicle in a rebel-held village in the country's northwest on Thursday, killing seven people, including three children from the same family, opposition activists said. The attack took place near the...

Minorities in Myanmar borderlands face fresh fear since coup

Apr. 04, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Before each rainy season Lu Lu Aung and other farmers living in a camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar's far northern Kachin state would return to the village they fled and plant crops that would help keep them fed for the coming year. ...

UN condemns violence against Myanmar protesters and deaths

Apr. 01, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council late Thursday strongly condemned the use of violence against peaceful protesters in Myanmar and the deaths of hundreds of civilians, but dropped the threat of possible future action against the military following the Feb. 1 coup. ...

UN envoy: Myanmar faces possibility of major civil war

Mar. 31, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Wednesday that the country faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale” and urged the U.N. Security Council to consider “potentially significant action” to reverse the Feb. 1 military coup and restore...

Donors pledge more than $6 billion to tackle Syria's crisis

Mar. 30, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, the U.S. and dozens of other nations pledged $6.4 billion in aid Tuesday to help tackle war-ravaged Syria's deepening humanitarian and economic crises and assist neighboring countries hosting refugees, coming up short of the $10 billion the U.N. had hoped...

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife have recovered from COVID-19 and returned to their regular duties on Tuesday, three weeks after they had tested positive for the coronavirus, the president's office said. According to the statement, Syria's first...

US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

Mar. 28, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the U.S.-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a sprawling camp in northeast Syria, in a new effort to identify and arrest Islamic State militants and tamp down escalating killings and violence in the camp....

UN official: Airstrikes on NW Syria border area worrying

Mar. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in northwest Syria near the Turkish border that killed a person and set afire trucks used to distribute aid targeted areas considered the safest in the rebel-held region, a top U.N. official said Monday. The strikes on several locations a day...