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Syria: Israeli strikes near capital Damascus wound 4 troops

Apr. 07, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel carried out a missile attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday that wounded four soldiers, Syria’s state media said. State news agency, SANA, quoted an unidentified military official as saying that Syrian...

Iran says it has arrested spies for Israel, other nations

Apr. 05, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities arrested several people on charges of spying for Israel and other nations, state TV announced Monday. An unnamed Intelligence Ministry official in the country's eastern Azerbaijan province was quoted by state TV as saying that...

US offers $10 million reward for info on Hezbollah operative

Mar. 29, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday offered a $10 million reward for information on a Hezbollah operative who was convicted last year in the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri. The State Department said the reward will be given to...

Defense contractor pleads guilty to sharing classified info

Mar. 26, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who worked as a contract linguist for the U.S. military in Iraq pleaded guilty Friday to sharing classified information with a romantic interest linked to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Mariam Taha Thompson was arrested last year in an...

Cabinet talks in Lebanon break down, heralding more collapse

Mar. 22, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Protesters blocked some roads in the Lebanese capital with burning tires Monday after talks on the formation of a new Cabinet broke down, heralding more economic and financial collapse for the small Arab country. Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri made...

Lebanese PM-designate: Cabinet needed to restore trust, hope

Mar. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister-designate said Thursday that a government that could restart talks with the International Monetary Fund would be the main way to halt the country’s rapid economic collapse, adding there was still opportunity to form such a Cabinet. ...

Russian FM discusses Middle Eastern affairs with Hezbollah

Mar. 18, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister discussed the situation in Lebanon and the Middle East on Monday with a delegation from the militant Hezbollah group, which paid a rare visit to Moscow. The visit by the four-member Hezbollah delegation comes as Lebanon is mired...

Israel unveils guided mortar system for future urban warfare

Mar. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Defense Ministry on Sunday said it has completed development of a new guided mortar system, giving the army a formidable new weapon against enemies embedded in crowded urban environments. Officials said the “Iron Sting” system, using...

Official: Israel upgrading contingency plans for Iran attack

Mar. 05, 2021 09:32 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said his country is upgrading contingency plans to strike Iranian targets if Tehran shows signs of nuclear escalation, the latest sign of rising tensions between the two archenemies. Benny Gantz told the American cable...

Syria reports Israeli missile attack near capital, Damascus

Mar. 04, 2021 08:21 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and its southern suburbs Sunday night to repel an Israeli missile attack, state media reported. There was no word on casualties. State TV quoted an unnamed military official as saying that...