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FILE - In this June 10, 2000 file photo, Syrian mourners wave portraits of President Hafez Assad, right, and his two sons Bashar, center, and Basil who died in a car accident in 1994 to mourn the death of their president, in Damascus, Syria. For fifty years, the Assad family has controlled Syria, overseeing transformations, modernization, uprisings and upheaval while becoming among the most divisive figures of their time. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

In ruins, Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Nov. 12, 2020 9:44 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — On Nov. 13, 1970, a young air force officer from the coastal hills of Syria launched a bloodless coup. It was the latest in a succession of military takeovers since independence from France in 1946, and there was no reason to think it would be the last. Yet 50 years later, Hafez...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2005 file photo, veteran British Middle East news journalist, Robert Fisk, gestures during a press conference for the launch of the French version of his book

Robert Fisk, veteran foreign correspondent, dies at 74

Nov. 2, 2020 2:43 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Veteran British journalist Robert Fisk, one of the best-known Middle East correspondents who spent his career reporting from the troubled region and won accolades for challenging mainstream narratives has died after a short illness, his employer said Monday. He was 74. Fisk, whose reporting...

Survivors count 54 dead after Ethiopia massacre, group says

Nov. 2, 2020 2:22 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Survivors of a massacre by rebels in western Ethiopia on Sunday counted 54 bodies in a schoolyard, the latest attack in which members of ethnic minorities have been deliberately targeted, Amnesty International said Monday. Human rights groups are asking why federal soldiers...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 photo, Rabbi Eli Wilansky lights a candle after a mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The three congregations sharing space at the Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. In March 2020, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. (Steph Chamber/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Attack, then pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish congregations cope

Oct. 24, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue relocated after an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 worshippers. Last March, the congregations dispersed from their new locations due to the coronavirus pandemic and switched to virtual services. On Tuesday, as they...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo from video, armored vehicles surround an SUV following a shootout in San Bernardino, Calif. Enrique Marquez Jr., who bought two rifles that a husband and wife used to kill 14 people in a 2015 California terror attack, was sentenced Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, to 20 years in prison.   (KTTV-TV via AP, File)

Man gets 20 years for buying guns used in 2015 terror attack

Oct. 23, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who bought two rifles that husband-and-wife assailants used to kill 14 people in a Southern California terror attack nearly five years ago was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. Enrique Marquez Jr. supplied the weapons that Syed Rizwan Farook and Farook’s wife,...

A researcher gives a thumbs-up as work continues on a second test excavation and core sampling in the search for remains at Oaklawn Cemetery from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Another body found in search for Tulsa race massacre victims

Oct. 22, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for remains of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims on Thursday revealed another body in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery before coming to an end, Oklahoma's state archaeologist said. “We are now able to confirm that we have at least 11 individual...

Flowers left by a mourner hang on a fence as crews work on a second test excavation and core sampling in the search for remains at Oaklawn Cemetery from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Remains found in search for 1921 Tulsa race massacre victims

Oct. 21, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least 10 bodies were found Wednesday in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Oklahoma’s state archaeologist said. “What we were finding was an indication that we were...

Official says remains of at least 10 people found in unmarked grave during search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims

Oct. 21, 2020 4:36 PM EDT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Official says remains of at least 10 people found in unmarked grave during search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims.
FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo,  Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck, speaks during a news conference as work continues on an excavation of a potential unmarked mass grave from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Tulsa, Okla. One set of human remains and possibly a second set have been found in a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said during a Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, news conference that the remains were found in a coffin in an area known as the “Original 18” where old funeral home records showed massacre victims were buried following the 1921 violence. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

Human remains found in search for Tulsa massacre victims

Oct. 20, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One set of human remains, and perhaps a second, have been found in a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said Tuesday. “We do have one confirmed individual and the possibility...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, forensic anthropologist Phoebe Stubblefield carries a tray of items found at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Okla. A second excavation begins Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at a Tulsa cemetery in search of people killed in the massacre in an effort to identify the victims and shed light on the violence. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP File)

Tulsa resumes excavation for victims of 1921 race massacre

Oct. 19, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Excavation work began Monday at two locations in a Tulsa cemetery for victims of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and decimated an area that was once a cultural and economic mecca for African Americans. Researchers took a core soil sample at one location to...