Latest Civil wars News

Government missile attack kills 9 insurgents in north Syria

Jun. 29, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces conducted a missile strike on a vehicle carrying members of a Turkey-backed armed opposition faction in a rebel-held part of the country’s north Wednesday, opposition activists said, and nine gunmen were killed. The attack happened just south of the...

Colombia truth commission gives scathing report on civil war

Jun. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Truth Commission presented its final report on Colombia’s armed conflict Tuesday, urging the government, military and rebel groups that are still fighting in the countryside to recognize the suffering victims have endured and ensure that political disputes are no...

UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria's conflict

Jun. 28, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which started in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday — the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country. The conflict began with anti-government...

Syrian plane lands in base after Damascus airport attack

Jun. 21, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A flight by private Syrian airline Cham Wings landed on Tuesday at an airport used by Russia’s military in the coastal province of Latakia in western Syria, the country's state news agency reported. The flight from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi celebrates birthday with cake in court

Jun. 20, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Although detained by Myanmar’s military government on a slew of charges, ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to hold a small birthday celebration during a court appearance Monday, a legal official said. Suu Kyi, whose elected government was overthrown by the...

Dedication ceremony for "corrective" Civil War plaque

Jun. 18, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A new plaque to honor soldiers unrecognized in a longstanding Brattleboro Civil War monument because of racial and class issues of the time will be dedicated on Sunday, Juneteenth. The plaque grew out of years of research by Brattleboro Area Middle School...

Israel strike crippling Syria's main airport hikes tensions

Jun. 14, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel marked a major escalation in its years-long campaign of airstrikes in Syria, carrying out an attack last week that shut down the country’s main civilian airport in Damascus as Israel steps up efforts to stop Iranian weapons shipments to Hezbollah. Commercial...

EXPLAINER: A look at far-right extremists in Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 10, 2022 06:16 AM EDT

The first public hearing of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack put a spotlight on two far-right extremist groups whose members are accused of plotting for weeks to stop the peaceful transfer of power. Top leaders and members of the Proud Boys and Oath...

UN says Yemen’s warring parties agree to renew truce

Jun. 02, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Thursday that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to renew a nationwide truce for another two months. The development offered a glimmer of hope for the country, plagued by eight years of civil war — though significant obstacles remain to lasting peace. ...

UN has `positive indications' for extending truce in Yemen

Jun. 01, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said on the eve of Thursday’s expiration of a two-month truce in Yemen that it has received “preliminary, positive indications” from the warring parties about extending the nationwide cessation of hostilities. U.N. spokesman Stephane...