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Rio governor: rising police killings 'normal,' will continue

Jul. 16, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amid a soaring number of police killings in Rio de Janeiro, the state's tough-talking governor said Tuesday that it was "normal" for the rate to increase and will likely keep rising during his administration. Gov. Wilson Witzel said the high number of killings by police in the state...

Lebanon lawmaker in violent standoff with ex-son-in-law

Jul. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A leaked police report says a Lebanese lawmaker from the Hezbollah group and a dozen gunmen attempted to storm a police station following a family dispute involving a high-speed car chase. Nawaf Musawi's daughter and her ex-husband were inside the police station Sunday south of Beirut,...

Israel threatens 'crushing' response to any Hezbollah strike

Jul. 14, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says it will deliver a "crushing" strike against Hezbollah if the Lebanese militant group attempts to attack. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reacting to comments made by Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah. In an interview Friday, Nasrallah boasted that his...

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....

Hezbollah leader: US sanctions offense to Lebanese state

Jul. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Hezbollah says U.S. sanctions against two lawmakers from his group are an offense to Lebanese state institutions which would need to defend themselves. For the first time, U.S. Treasury targeted currently seated Hezbollah lawmakers, saying they are suspected of using their...

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again calling for "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf region and warning all parties that a new confrontation "would be a...

Lebanon leaders condemn US sanctions on Hezbollah lawmakers

Jul. 10, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president and parliament speaker decried on Wednesday new U.S. sanctions targeting two Hezbollah lawmakers, as the prime minister sought to reassure the public the fragile economy won't be affected. The country's top leaders were reacting a day after the U.S. Treasury Department...

Treasury targets 2 Lebanese lawmakers, Hezbollah official

Jul. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Tuesday targeted a Hezbollah security official and two members of Lebanon's parliament suspected of using their positions to further the aims of the Tehran-backed militia and "bolster Iran's malign activities." It's the first time that the U.S. has targeted...

The Latest: Europe talking with Iran, dispute tool an option

Jul. 4, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 12:25 a.m. A European diplomatic official says that talks at all levels with Iran are in progress. But the official says if nothing changes, they could decide to trigger a dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear accord that...

Iraqi PM takes a gamble with move on Iran-backed militias

Jul. 4, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government's move this week to place Iranian-backed militias under the command of the armed forces is a political gamble by a prime minister increasingly caught in the middle of a dangerous rivalry between Iran and the U.S, the two main power brokers in Iraq. Facing pressure from...