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Officials: Migrants return to bombed Libya detention center

Jul. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A Libyan detention center where an airstrike killed more than 50 people two weeks ago is filling with migrants again, and work has resumed at a nearby weapons workshop, despite calls from the United Nations to empty the compound and others like it near the front-lines of the country's civil...

Reports: Airstrikes hit market in Syria's north, kill 9

Jul. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Paramedics and a war monitor say at least nine civilians have been killed in Syrian government airstrikes on a residential area in the northwestern province of Idlib. The opposition-allied first responders, also known as the White Helmets, say another 15 people were wounded in the strikes on...

Slain Canadian-Somali journalist Nalayeh a trailblazer

Jul. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine life...

Activists say Russian, Syrian strikes kill 11 in rebel area

Jul. 13, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescuers and activists say 11 civilians, including two families of four, have been killed in government and Russian airstrikes inside Syria's last rebel stronghold. First responders known as White Helmets said airstrikes in Kfarya village Saturday killed a mother, her baby and another...

Stalled Idlib campaign shows limits of Syrian, Russian power

Jul. 13, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two months of intensive airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies, coupled with a fierce ground assault on rebel-controlled Idlib province, have killed hundreds of people and caused massive displacement while achieving little to no gain for President Bashar Assad....

At least 8 killed in Syria government raids on rebel enclave

Jul. 12, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rescue workers say at least eight civilians have been killed in government bombing of the country's last rebel stronghold. The strikes Friday included rare air raids on Idlib city, already home to large numbers of people displaced by the 10-week offensive on the rebel-held area. Teams...

Blast in Turkey-administered Syria town kills at least 9

Jul. 11, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A car bomb exploded Thursday at the entrance to a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkish forces and allied Syrian fighters, killing at least nine people, Turkish state media and Syrian rescuers said. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the bomb in a fuel truck exploded in Afrin,...

UN envoy speaks of 'solid progress' after meetings in Syria

Jul. 10, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria said "solid progress" was made following discussions with officials in the Syrian capital Wednesday, adding that talks are "very close to an agreement" on establishing a constitutional committee. Geir Pedersen spoke to reporters following two...

UN envoy arrives in Syria amid violent clashes in the north

Jul. 9, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.N.'s special envoy for Syria said Tuesday he is looking forward to constructive discussions with Syrian officials on the formation of a constitutional committee as a "door opener for the broader political process." Geir Pedersen spoke with reporters in the Syrian capital...

Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. The...