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Trump's Golan move causes concern in Lebanon for land owners

Apr. 11, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

CHEBAA, Lebanon (AP) — Akram Kanaan looked toward an Israeli military position on a snow-capped mountain that overlooks the village of Chebaa in southern Lebanon, pointing toward the scenic area captured by Israel more than five decades ago. No matter how long it takes, he says, it will eventually return...

Lebanon's Hezbollah warns US pressure on Iran may backfire

Apr. 10, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah on Wednesday called the U.S. decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist organization "stupidity," and warned that the group and its allies may respond to further escalation. Hassan Nasrallah said the Trump...

US labels elite Iran force a foreign terrorist organization

Apr. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented declaration against a foreign government that may prompt retaliation and make it harder for American diplomats and military officers to work with allies in the...

AP Explains: Long reach of Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Apr. 8, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard, designated a "foreign terrorist organization" by the Trump administration on Monday, evolved from a paramilitary, domestic security force with origins in the 1979 Islamic Revolution to a transnational force that has come to the aid of Tehran's...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

Apr. 7, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization," an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Officials informed...

Venezuelan FM visits anti-US allies in Mideast

Apr. 3, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Venezuela's foreign minister, meeting with anti-U.S. allies in the Middle East, said Wednesday that opposition leader Juan Guaidó is in breach of the constitution and that the judiciary has to "take care" of it. Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, loyal to President Nicolas...

Afghans recruited to fight in Syrian war struggle back home

Mar. 31, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Too poor to even buy pens and notebooks for school, Mehdi left his home in Afghanistan soon after his 17th birthday and headed to Iran, hoping to make his way to Europe and find work. Instead, Mehdi ended up fighting in Syria's civil war, a conflict he had nothing to do with,...

Back home, Afghan veterans of Syria war seen as Iran's pawns

Mar. 31, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — An impoverished teenager, Mehdi, joined the wave of Afghans who left their homeland, dreaming of reaching Europe to find work. Where he ended up was entirely different: On the battlefields of Syria's civil war, in a militia created by Iran. Mehdi was one of tens of thousands of...

Investigative group says Gambia ex-leader stole $1 billion

Mar. 28, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's ex-President Yahya Jammeh looted the tiny West African nation of $1 billion through fear and privilege during his 22 years in power, an amount more than 10 times higher than originally estimated by the new government, leaving the country in lingering debt, according to a...

US criticized for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Mar. 27, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States came under sharp criticism from the 14 other Security Council nations Wednesday for its decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of council resolutions. Speaker after speaker at the open meeting supported Syria's sovereignty over...