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US says anyone who 'touches' Iran tanker risks US sanctions

Aug. 20, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone who "touches," supports or allows an Iranian tanker carrying crude oil to dock risks U.S. sanctions. He told reporters Tuesday that if an Iranian supertanker that left Gibraltar on Sunday again heads to Syria, "we'll take every action we...

Pompeo urges fresh thinking on Mideast, warns Iran

Aug. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says greater cooperation and "fresh thinking to solve old problems" are needed in the Middle East — but he also warns that Iran and its proxies are continuing "to foment terror and unrest" in the region. In a speech to the U.N. Security...

Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

Aug. 20, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said. As the militants withdrew, government troops moved into...

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

Aug. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1,...

Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Syria, raising tensions

Aug. 19, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria said the Turkish convoy was carrying ammunition to rebels who have lost ground this month amid...

Putin, Macron hold French-Russian talks before G-7

Aug. 19, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to give a new boost to peace talks with Ukraine and to improve Moscow's relations with the European Union during a meeting in southern France on Monday. But they disagreed on other issues, including Syria and the...

A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan

Aug. 19, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at a wedding party in Kabul claimed by a local Islamic State affiliate has renewed fears about the growing threat posed by its thousands of fighters, as well as their ability to plot global attacks from a stronghold in the forbidding mountains of northeastern...

4 German children born to IS to return home from Syria

Aug. 19, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Four German children fathered by Islamic State militants, including an ill toddler, were handed over to Germany on Monday by Syria's Kurdish-led administration, a Kurdish official and Germany's foreign minister said. The children had been held in detention camps in Syria alongside over 70,000...

The Latest: Turkey says its army convoy targeted in Syria

Aug. 19, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as the government offensive intensifies on the country's last rebel stronghold (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Turkey says airstrikes have targeted a Turkish military convoy in Syria, killing at least three civilians. There was no immediate word on...

Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties

Aug. 19, 2019 7:39 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside Syria, killing 3 civilians; no word on Turkish casualties.