Latest Civil wars News

Houthis, aid group: Death toll from prison airstrike hits 82

Jan. 22, 2022 14:30 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a prison run by Yemen’s Houthi rebels has climbed to at least 82 detainees, the rebels and an aid group said Saturday. Internet access in the Arab world’s poorest country meanwhile remained largely down...

US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

Jan. 22, 2022 13:04 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria's northeast. Intense clashes with Islamic State group militants took place around a prison where thousands of extremists were held, officials said. Fighting broke...

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

Jan. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as temperatures plummet and poverty soars. The storm, dubbed “Hiba” in Lebanon,...

Putin hosts Iranian president for Kremlin talks

Jan. 19, 2022 11:25 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Wednesday, hailing the two countries' cooperation on the crisis in Syria and other international issues. Greeting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the start of their talks at the Kremlin, Putin noted...

Sri Lanka's leader vows rights reforms as debt crisis looms

Jan. 18, 2022 09:19 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s leader on Tuesday promised human rights reforms and justice for people missing from the country's civil war, after years of resisting calls for such measures. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was speaking before a new session of Parliament as the...

Jordanian officer dead after Syria border clash with gunmen

Jan. 16, 2022 11:28 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's military said Sunday that an army officer was killed in a shootout with smugglers on the country's northern border with Syria. A Jordanian military website said Capt. Muhammad Yassin Musa al-Khudayrat was killed and three others were injured when a...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

Jan. 13, 2022 10:22 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on...

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon gold seeps into supply chains

Jan. 13, 2022 08:24 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals hung around the necks of athletes on...

4 Syrians die after burning coal for heat in south Lebanon

Jan. 02, 2022 09:34 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian mother and her three children died in their sleep after inhaling toxic fumes from burning coal to heat their room in a village in southern Lebanon, a rescue group said Sunday. Youssef al-Dor, an official with Resala Health Ambulance Association, said he...

Yemen officials: Saudi airstrike kills 12 troops by mistake

Dec. 31, 2021 08:24 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition has mistakenly hit a camp of allied Yemeni pro-government forces, killing at least 12 troops, Yemeni military officials said Friday. The strike, which took place on Thursday in the province of Shabwa, also wounded at...