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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...

North Korea says it tested rail-launched ballistic missiles

Sep. 15, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it successfully launched ballistic missiles from a train for the first time and was continuing to bolster its defenses, after the two Koreas test-fired missiles hours apart in dueling displays of military might. ...

Kim Jong Un's sister warns of 'destruction' of S.Korean ties

Sep. 15, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday criticized South Korea's president and threatened a “complete destruction” of bilateral relations after both countries tested ballistic missiles hours apart. The launches...

North Korea says it tested new long-range cruise missiles

Sep. 13, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that it successfully tested newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, the first known testing activity in months, underscoring how the country continues to expand its military capabilities amid a stalemate in nuclear...

N. Korea, slimmed down Kim Jong Un, enjoy toned-down parade

Sep. 09, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military search dogs and goose-stepping trainers. Health workers wearing gas masks and red hazmat suits. And a slimmed down, beaming Kim Jong Un in a cream-colored business suit. The parade marking North Korea’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary was a marked...

UN chief: mercenaries and foreign fighters must leave Libya

Sep. 03, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again urging countries to withdraw all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya, saying they continue to operate throughout the conflict-stricken North African country in violation of last October’s cease-fire agreement...

Venezuelan government, opposition leaders continue dialogue

Sep. 03, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Government and Venezuelan opposition representatives on Friday continued a dialogue aimed at finding a common path out of their country’s political standoff. The groups met in Mexico City two weeks after signing a memorandum of understanding that...

N. Korean parliament to meet in Sept. over strained economy

Aug. 26, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will convene its rubber-stamp parliament next month to discuss efforts to salvage an economy strained by pandemic border closures after decades of mismanagement and U.S.-led sanctions. The North’s official Korean Central News...

Iran Parliament approves most of new president's ministers

Aug. 25, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s hard-liner dominated Parliament on Wednesday voted to approve most of the ministers proposed by newly elected President Ibrahim Raisi, state TV reported. Lawmakers voted in favor of 18 of 19 ministers proposed by Raisi after five days of...

Hezbollah says Iranian fuel tanker to sail to Lebanon soon

Aug. 19, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said Thursday that an Iranian fuel tanker will sail toward Lebanon “within hours,” warning Israel and the United States not to intercept it. The delivery, organized by the Iran-backed Hezbollah, would...