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Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that "led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward."...

Syrian troops advance in northwest amid intense bombardment

Aug. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces gained more ground from insurgents in the country's northwest on Thursday, edging closer to a major rebel-held town a day after militants shot down a government warplane in the area. The government offensive, which intensified last week, has displaced nearly 100,000 people over...

Syrian troops push closer to major rebel-held northwest town

Aug. 14, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces captured five villages in the country's northwest early Wednesday, inching closer to a major rebel-controlled town that was the scene of a deadly 2017 chemical weapons attack and forcing thousands to flee their homes to a safer area farther north, opposition activists...

No deal announced as US, Taliban wrap up latest talks

Aug. 12, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The latest round of talks between the Taliban and the United States ended early Monday without any sign a peace deal had been reached for Afghanistan, as both sides said they would consult with their leaderships on the next steps. A Taliban spokesman had said last week that this...

Syrian troops capture key village in rebel-held Idlib

Aug. 11, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces captured an important village in the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday, drawing close to a major town in the last rebel stronghold in the country, state media and opposition activists said. The capture of Habeet opens up an approach to southern regions of...

Arkansas man charged with helping al-Qaida

Aug. 9, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Yemeni national living in Arkansas was charged with providing support to a terrorist organization, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. Bilal al-Rayanni was charged Thursday with supporting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula between October and December of 2014 while he was...

Russia: If 'terrorists' adhere to cease-fire it will happen

Aug. 9, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat says the moment "terrorists" adhere to a cessation of hostilities in Syria's northwestern Idlib province is when there will actually be another cease-fire. Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Dmitry Polyansky told reporters Friday the Syrian army observed the...

Turkey, US appear closer to establishing safe zone in Syria

Aug. 7, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and the United States appeared Wednesday to be edging closer toward setting up a so-called safe zone in northeast Syria, saying they had agreed to form a joint operations center to coordinate and manage its establishment. The vague announcement issued at the end of three days of...

FBI: California gunman had list of possible targets

Aug. 6, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI has opened a domestic terrorism investigation into the mass shooting at a California food festival after it discovered a "target list" compiled by the gunman whose relatives apologized Tuesday and said they were "horrified" by his actions. The FBI disclosure came during a funeral...

Groups: Yemen airport closure 'death sentence' for thousands

Aug. 6, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition's closure of the airport in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council and CARE, the Sanaa...