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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...

Putin in self-isolation due to COVID cases in inner circle

Sep. 14, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin entered self-isolation after people in his inner circle became infected with the coronavirus, the Kremlin said Tuesday, adding that the leader himself tested negative for COVID-19. Putin, who is fully vaccinated with...

Russia's Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

Sep. 14, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Putin was...

Hezbollah: Iranian tanker bringing fuel to Lebanon in Syria

Sep. 13, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Monday the first tanker carrying Iranian fuel to Lebanon has arrived in a Syrian port and the diesel will be shipped to Lebanon by tanker trucks later this week. The arrival of the tanker comes nearly a month...

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Sep. 12, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

DARAA, Syria (AP) — The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appeared to slowly return to some sense of normalcy Sunday. The capture of Daraa al-Balad marked another victory for President...

Today in History

Sep. 11, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2021. There are 111 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida hijackers seized...

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

Sep. 10, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death. In Iran, chants of “death to America”...

From 9/11's ashes, a new world took shape. It did not last.

Sep. 10, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

In the ghastly rubble of ground zero's fallen towers 20 years ago, Hour Zero arrived, a chance to start anew. World affairs reordered abruptly on that morning of blue skies, black ash, fire and death. In Iran, chants of “death to America”...

Syria troops enter rebel-held district as part of truce

Sep. 08, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces Wednesday entered the rebel-held district of a volatile southern city as part of a truce negotiated by Russia to end weeks of fighting, according to state media, the opposition and a war monitor. The troops are to set up checkpoints and...

Ministers say Egyptian gas to reach crisis-hit Lebanon soon

Sep. 08, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Egyptian natural gas should reach Lebanon through Jordan and Syria soon after maintenance of pipelines and the review of a deal interrupted 10-years ago are finalized by early October, ministers of the four countries said Wednesday. There is no date yet...