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Putin hosts Erdogan for talks on trade, Ukraine, Syria

Aug. 05, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin focusing on a grain deal brokered by Turkey and the U.N., prospects for talks on ending hostilities in Ukraine, the situation in Syria and growing economic ties between...

Iran holds mass funeral for Guard officers killed in Syria

Aug. 04, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mourners poured out onto the streets of Tehran on Thursday to pay their respects to several Iranian officers killed in Syria, a testament to the human cost of Iran’s involvement in the civil war and a public display of nationalist fervor as nuclear talks resume in Vienna. ...

Ship Ukraine says is carrying stolen grain leaves Lebanon

Aug. 04, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian ship that Ukraine says is carrying stolen Ukrainian grain has left a Lebanese port after officials in Lebanon allowed it to sail following an investigation, Lebanon’s transport minister tweeted on Thursday. The Syrian-flagged Laodicea had been anchored at...

Ukraine urges Lebanon to block ship with grain from leaving

Aug. 03, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to Lebanon on Wednesday insisted a Syrian ship docked at a Lebanese port is carrying stolen Ukrainian grain and urged Lebanon to block the vessel from leaving. The claim comes just days before the tiny cash-strapped country receives Ukraine’s...

Lebanon clears ship Ukraine says is carrying stolen grain

Aug. 02, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prosecutor general decided a Syrian ship allegedly carrying Ukrainian grain stolen by Russia may leave a port in the country’s north, officials said Tuesday. The move came after an investigation showed the vessel wasn't carrying stolen goods. However,...

Today in History: Aug. 2, Iraq invades Kuwait

Aug. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2022. There are 151 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 2, 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco; Vice President...

US judge gives life term to Canadian ISIS propagandist

Jul. 30, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Canadian citizen who led propaganda efforts for the Islamic State group and personally executed two Syrian soldiers in widely circulated videos was sentenced to life in prison Friday by a U.S. judge. Prosecutors sought the life sentence for Mohammed...

Turkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with Greece

Jul. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister urged Germany on Friday to be “an honest broker” and not always side with Athens in disputes between Turkey and Greece. Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments during a tense news conference with his visiting German counterpart,...

Lebanon doubts Ukraine claim of stolen grain on Syrian ship

Jul. 29, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon appeared Friday to reject claims by the Ukrainian Embassy in Beirut that a Syrian ship docked in a Lebanese port is carrying Ukrainian grain stolen by Russia, following an inspection by Lebanese customs officials. A senior Lebanese customs official told The...

UN body says violence against Syrians in Lebanon on the rise

Jul. 29, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Discrimination and violence against Syrian refugees in Lebanon has soared in recent weeks as the country grapples with high food prices and shortages, the U.N. refugee agency told the Associated Press on Friday. “We have seen tensions between Lebanese and Syrians at...