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Israeli warplanes strike in east Gaza after rocket hits town

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a militant site in the east Gaza Strip early Friday, Palestinian witnesses said, after a rocket launched from Gaza hit a building in southern Israel, escalating tensions along the border just weeks after a cease-fire. There was no immediate comment from the...

Turkish post in Syria's Idlib hit by mortar fire; 3 wounded

Jun. 13, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey warned Syria on Thursday that it would respond if attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib province continue, after a Turkish observation post in the region was attacked by mortar shells, which Turkey's Defense Ministry said were fired from areas under Syrian government control. A...

Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt call for a cease-fire in Libya

Jun. 13, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt have expressed their "deep concern" over the chaotic situation in Libya and called for an immediate cease-fire in the country. The foreign affairs ministers of the three countries, all neighboring Libya, held a meeting on Wednesday in Tunisia's capital...

UN mission urges Houthis to remove trenches at Hodeida port

Jun. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission in Yemen's key port of Hodeida is urging Houthi rebels to complete the removal of prepared military positions such as trenches at the port. Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgaard said Wednesday that the U.N. mission has not detected a rebel military presence in Hodeida and...

UN chief urges implementation of arms embargo against Libya

Jun. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly urging all countries to implement a U.N. arms embargo against Libya, saying illegal weapons transfers by land, sea and air are fueling the current fighting in the oil-rich country. Guterres made the appeal in a report circulated Monday...

Afghan officials: bus bombing in capital kills 5

Jun. 3, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb attached into a bus carrying Afghan government workers has killed at least five people and wounded 10 others in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said Monday. Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the public health ministry, said the numbers could still rise. Nasrat Rahimi,...

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria's push into Idlib

Jun. 1, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ankara and Moscow are again facing an escalation of violence in Syria's last rebel-held territory, a development that puts their cooperation to the test even as they support opposing sides in the eight-year war that has devastated Syria. An all-out offensive by Syrian government forces to...

Top US and Russian diplomats discussed ways to end Syria war

May. 29, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.S. and Russian diplomats discussed step-by-step implementation of a 2012 roadmap to U.N.-supervised elections in Syria that could allow a Syrian government "to move back into the international community," the U.S. envoy for the war-torn country said Wednesday. Ambassador James...

UN warns more Idlib military action will overwhelm aid needs

May. 28, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. deputy humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that further military operations in northwest Syria's Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that an estimated 3 million people are caught up in crossfire in the last rebel stronghold. Assistant Secretary-General Ursula...

Libya's Hifter tells Macron no cease-fire without negotiator

May. 22, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter said in a meeting on Wednesday with French President Emmanuel Macron that he cannot work toward a cease-fire because he has no one with whom to negotiate. Hifter opened a military offensive on the Libyan capital of Tripoli in early April despite commitments to...