Latest Civil wars News

Syria activists: Strikes kill 3, including woman, her child

Aug. 26, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes targeting the country's last major rebel stronghold, the northwestern province of Idlib, have killed three civilians, including a woman and her child. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrikes hit in the village of...

Israeli PM cuts Gaza fuel transfers amid flurry of threats

Aug. 26, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the military on Monday to cut fuel transfers to Gaza in half in response to rocket attacks from the coastal strip, raising tensions along Israel's southern border in addition to a renewed threat from the north amid reported Israeli strikes...

Hezbollah leader: Israeli drones over Lebanon will be downed

Aug. 25, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah said Sunday that his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid heightened regional tensions. Hassan Nasrallah also vowed to retaliate to an Israeli...

Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device

Aug. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Barcelona evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches Sunday after what is suspected to be a bomb dating from the Spanish Civil War was found in the sea. Reports that an unidentified explosive device had been found at the Sant Sebastià triggered an alert, with...

Israel says it thwarts imminent Iranian attack from Syria

Aug. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military attacked targets near Damascus late Saturday in what it said was a successful effort to thwart an imminent Iranian drone strike on Israel, stepping up an already heightened campaign against Iranian military activity in the region. The late-night airstrike, which...

Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwest

Aug. 24, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

MOREK, Syria (AP) — A heavily fortified Turkish observation post in the northwestern village of Morek stood surrounded on all sides by Syrian troops Saturday, a testament to the rapid advance of President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria's northwest over the past three weeks as rebel defenses collapsed....

Yemen officials: Government forces take separatist camps

Aug. 24, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government on Saturday took control of a headquarters and at least three military camps from a separatist militia backed by the United Arab Emirates in and outside a key southern city, military officials and the government said. The...

Syria retakes territory in NW held by rebels since 2012

Aug. 23, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing their takeover of the formerly rebel-held region just south of Idlib province for the first time since 2012, the Syrian army and a war monitoring group said...

Sri Lanka attacks boost feared ex-official's bid for power

Aug. 23, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — He is a feared former defense official accused of condoning rape, torture and shadowy disappearances of critics, but to many Sri Lankans, the opposition's presidential candidate is the best choice to protect the South Asian island nation after attacks that killed over 250 people...

2 more El Salvador ex-officers to face trial in '81 massacre

Aug. 22, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Two ex-military officers were notified Thursday that they will join more than a dozen others in being prosecuted for the 1981 El Mozote massacre, a particularly infamous moment from El Salvador's nation's civil war. A judge in San Francisco Gotera, about 100 miles (170...