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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...

Germany indict 4, including US citizen, for supporting Nusra

Sep. 16, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Germany said Thursday they have indicted four men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra. Prosecutors said in a statement that one the men — who were indicted last month — is also accused of...

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...

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees

Sep. 12, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to repatriate Syrians to their home country, the Turkish foreign minister said Sunday. His comments are at odds with the UNHCR’s overall policy towards returning migrants to Syria, a country that it...

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...

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

Sep. 12, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead. The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In...

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4

Sep. 12, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two Turkish troops died on Sunday after being attacked during cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq, Turkish officials said. The casualties take the weekend toll to four deaths. One soldier was killed by fire from “separatist terrorists” as his...

Turkey: Attack on troops in Syria kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3

Sep. 11, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — An attack on Turkish troops in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province Saturday left two soldiers dead and three others wounded, Turkish officials said. The assault happened following a search and screening operation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the...

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”...