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The trial of a former Syrian general over alleged role in war crimes starts in Stockholm

Apr. 15, 2024 05:38 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The trial of a former Syrian army general over his alleged role in war crimes committed in 2012 in his home country started at a Stockholm court Monday, a first according to a human rights organization. Syria has been ravaged by civil war for over 13 years. ...

Lebanon official urges restrictions on Syrian refugees after slaying blamed on Syrian gang

Apr. 09, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker interior minister said Tuesday that this week's slaying of a local politician by what authorities say was a gang of Syrian nationals signals the need to restrict the number of refugees entering the country from neighboring Syria. Bassam Mawlawi...

Iran's foreign minister accuses US of giving Israel 'green light' to attack consulate in Syria

Apr. 08, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran's foreign minister Monday accused the United States of giving Israel the “green light” for a strike on its consulate building in Syria that killed seven Iranian military officials including two generals. Hossein Amirabdollahian reiterated Tehran's...

Bombing kills co-founder of Syria's main al-Qaida-linked group, once known as Nusra Front

Apr. 04, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives late on Thursday in northwestern Syria, killing the co-founder of the country's main al-Qaida-linked group that controls much of the northwest, a war monitor said. Some activists disputed the source of the explosion,...

US braces for retaliation after attack on Iran consulate — even as it says it wasn't involved

Apr. 03, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after an airstrike widely attributed to Israel destroyed an Iranian consulate building in Syria, the United States had an urgent message for Iran: We had nothing to do with it. But that may not be enough for the U.S. to avoid retaliation targeting its...

Tehran vows response after strike blamed on Israel destroyed Iran's Consulate in Syria and killed 12

Apr. 02, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday vowed to respond to an airstrike widely attributed to Israel that destroyed Iran’s Consulate in the Syrian capital of Damascus the previous day and killed 12 people, including two Iranian generals and a member of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group. ...

Israeli strike on Iran's consulate in Syria killed 2 generals and 5 other officers, Iran says

Apr. 02, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli airstrike that demolished Iran’s consulate in Syria on Monday killed two Iranian generals and five officers, according to Iranian officials. The strike appeared to signify an escalation of Israel’s targeting of military officials from Iran, which supports...

Gaza medical officials say Israeli strike kills 4 foreign aid workers, driver after delivering food

Apr. 02, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An apparent Israeli airstrike killed four international aid workers with the World Central Kitchen charity and their Palestinian driver late Monday, hours after the group brought in a new shipload of food to northern Gaza, which has been isolated and pushed to the...

The Latest | Israel ends raid on Gaza hospital; Iran says strike kills 2 generals in Syria

Apr. 01, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

The Israeli military has withdrawn from Gaza’s main hospital after a two-week raid, saying it killed some 200 militants in close-quarters fighting and detained hundreds. Palestinians who returned to Shifa Hospital, once the largest medical center in Gaza, said they found its...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says strike on Iranian consulate in Syria killed two of its generals and five officers

Apr. 01, 2024 15:05 PM EDT
TEHRAN (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says strike on Iranian consulate in Syria killed two of its generals and five officers.