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Officials: Explosion kills 6 separatists in southern Yemen

Jun. 11, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosion in Yemen's southern province of Abyan on Friday killed at least six separatist troops and wounded 15 people, including civilians, Yemeni security and medical officials said. The source of the explosion was not immediately known and no...

Watchdog warns of aid disaster in Syria; shelling kills 11

Jun. 10, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading rights group warned Thursday that millions of Syrians risk losing access to lifesaving aid, including food and COVID-19 vaccines, if Russia manages to block at the U.N. Security Council the use of the last remaining cross-border corridor for U.N. aid into rebel-held...

UN says worker died after being hit by cargo at Yemeni port

Jun. 01, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni port worker died at the country's Red Sea port of Hodeida after he was hit by a container being offloaded from a vessel, the U.N. food program said Tuesday. The accident took place on Monday when workers were offloading a vessel carrying...

Protesters slam choice of Syria for board of UN health body

May. 31, 2021 22:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of medical workers in rebel-held northwest Syria on Monday protested a decision to grant President Bashar Assad's government a seat on the executive board of the World Health Organization. They said Assad is responsible for bombing hospitals and clinics across the...

UN envoy says he's frustrated as Yemen truce talks derailed

May. 31, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Monday expressed frustration that his efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the war-torn country have been derailed by warring parties seeking gains on the battlefield. Martin Griffiths said ongoing fighting in...

Monument honoring Black Civil War unit back on full display

May. 28, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A monument in downtown Boston honoring a famed Civil War unit of Black soldiers is being fully unveiled to the public following a $3 million restoration. Officials planned to gather Friday afternoon to formally take the wraps off the Robert Gould Shaw and...

Russia deploys nuclear-capable bombers to Syria for training

May. 25, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Tuesday it has deployed three nuclear-capable long-range bombers to its base in Syria, a move that could strengthen Moscow's military foothold in the Mediterranean. Russia's Defense Ministry said that three Tu-22M3 bombers have...

Return of Iraqis seen as easing threat from Syria camp

May. 22, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — The Iraqi government is expected to bring home about 100 Iraqi families from a sprawling camp in Syria next week, a first-time move that U.S. officials see as a hopeful sign in a long-frustrated effort to repatriate thousands from a site known as a breeding ground for...

Lebanese attack Syrian voters in sign of growing resentment

May. 20, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Groups of angry Lebanese on Thursday beat up Syrian expatriates and refugees heading to the Syrian Embassy in Beirut and pelted their cars and buses with stones and sticks, outraged over what they perceive as an organized vote for President Bashar Assad. ...

US envoy: Fear of Taliban conquering Kabul are overblown

May. 18, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Predictions that the Taliban will quickly overrun Afghan government forces and conquer Kabul once U.S. and coalition forces have fully withdrawn are unduly pessimistic, Washington's special envoy to Afghanistan said Tuesday. “I personally believe...