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Clashes on Ethiopian campuses kill 3 university students

Nov. 13, 2019 11:51 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian authorities say three university students have died in days of unrest largely along ethnic lines, and students say security forces have entered campuses to restore order. Clashes in the Amhara region began Saturday and in the Oromia region Monday and some students...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

Nov. 11, 2019 6:00 PM EST

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants and...

Lebanese army opens roads closed by protesters amid scuffles

Nov. 5, 2019 1:03 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops deployed Tuesday in different parts of the country to reopen roads and main thoroughfares closed by anti-government protesters faced resistance in some areas, leading to scuffles. In most places, protesters withdrew peacefully as the troops moved in. But in Beirut's northern...

Blast in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed gunmen kills 13

Nov. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town along the border with Turkey on Saturday killing 13 people, Turkey's Defense Ministry said. The ministry said about 20 others were wounded when the bomb exploded in central Tal Abyad, which was captured last month by Turkey-backed opposition...

Yemen officials: Saudi airlift deploys troops, tanks to Aden

Oct. 24, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Saudi Arabia is increasing its military presence in southern Yemen, airlifting in additional troops, armored vehicles, tanks and other military equipment. The deployment comes as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia's main partner in the war in Yemen, continues...

Russian forces deploy at Syrian border under new accord

Oct. 23, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Russian military police began patrols on part of the Syrian border Wednesday, quickly moving to implement an accord with Turkey that divvies up control of northeastern Syria. The Kremlin told Kurdish fighters to pull back from the entire frontier or else face being "steamrolled" by...

Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

Oct. 23, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are "transiting" and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq's defense minister said Wednesday. Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to The Associated Press following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark...

Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deployments

Oct. 23, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily. Esper has said that under the current plan, all U.S. troops...

The Latest: Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has held

Oct. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Syria following the Turkish invasion earlier this month into the country's north (all times local): 3:55 a.m. Wednesday U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire....