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European powers press Iran to back off latest nuclear move

Jan. 16, 2021 7:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, France and Britain pressed Iran on Saturday to back off the latest planned violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, saying that Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for uranium metal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday Iran had informed...

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2007 file photo, a technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan, Iran, 255 miles (410 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran. The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, confirmed Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 that Iran has informed it that the country has begun installing equipment for the production of uranium metal, which would be another violation of the landmark nuclear deal with world powers. IAEA inspectors visited the Isfahan plant where Iran has said it plans to conduct the research on Jan. 10. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

UN watchdog confirms another Iranian breach of nuclear deal

Jan. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency confirmed Thursday that Iran has informed it the country has begun installing equipment for the production of uranium metal, which would be another violation of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Iran maintains its plans to conduct...

Kentucky plant begins destroying deadly VX stockpile

Jan. 14, 2021 4:22 AM EST

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's chemical weapons destruction facility has begun eliminating its stockpile of VX nerve agent. The first munitions with the deadly nerve agent were destroyed at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent plant on Sunday. The plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County began...

Daily low flying Israeli jets over Lebanon spreading jitters

Jan. 10, 2021 9:16 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli military jets carried out several low flying flights over Beirut as reconnaissance drones also buzzed overhead Sunday in what has become a daily occurrence. Israel regularly violates Lebanon airspace, often to carry out strikes in neighboring Syria. On Christmas Eve, Israeli jets...

Russia and West clash over Syria chemical weapons sanctions

Jan. 6, 2021 12:40 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria and close ally Russia clashed with the U.S. and other nations Tuesday over a Western initiative to suspend Syria’s voting rights in the global chemical weapons watchdog for failing to provide details of three chemical attacks in 2017 that investigators blamed on President...

Syrian army says Israeli strike near Damascus kills soldier

Dec. 30, 2020 12:05 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli jets fired missiles on targets near Damascus early Wednesday, killing one Syrian soldier and wounding three others, Syria’s military said. A Syrian military official said the attack took place after midnight in the Zabadani region in the Damascus countryside and that...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The Hezbollah leader said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 they still welcome the French initiative to help Lebanon out of its crisis, but said Paris has to change its approach in dealing with local factions and not blame everyone for the failure of forming a new Cabinet. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Hezbollah says it has doubled its arsenal of guided missiles

Dec. 28, 2020 2:38 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said Sunday his group now has twice as many precision-guided missiles as it had a year ago, saying Israel's efforts to prevent it from acquiring them have failed. Hassan Nasrallah, in an end-of-year interview with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen TV, said his...

Israeli jets strike Gaza after militants fire rockets

Dec. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck several sites in the Gaza Strip early Saturday after Palestinian militants fired two rockets toward southern Israel. The airstrike targets included rocket manufacturing facility and training and military posts belonging to Hamas, the militant group...

Israeli jets fly over Beirut, explosions reported in Syria

Dec. 24, 2020 6:56 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli jets flew very low over parts of Lebanon early Friday, terrifying residents on Christmas Eve, some of whom reported seeing missiles in the skies over Beirut. Minutes later, Syria's official news agency reported explosions in the central Syrian town of Masyaf. Other Syrian media said...

FILE - This Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo shows the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, Netherlands. The global chemical weapons watchdog says that two investigations into alleged attacks in Syria in 2016 and 2018 couldn't establish that chemical weapons were used in either case. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons issued two reports Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 by its Fact-Finding Mission into attacks in Saraqib in the Idlib region on Aug. 1, 2016, and in Aleppo on Nov. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues

Dec. 12, 2020 1:21 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog criticized Syria for failing to declare a chemical weapons production facility and respond to 18 other issues, while Russia accused the watchdog of conducting a “political crusade” against its close ally, the Syrian government. The...