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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...

Bahrain names its first ambassador to Syria in over a decade

Dec. 30, 2021 12:46 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Bahrain appointed on Thursday its first ambassador to Syria in more than a decade, the island nation's state news agency reported, the latest sign of a stepped-up outreach to Damascus by Gulf Arab countries. The decree by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa came...

Satellite images show smoldering wreckage at Syria port

Dec. 30, 2021 06:31 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Satellite images taken this week over the Syrian port of Latakia show the smoldering wreckage after a reported Israeli missile strike, hours after firefighters contained a massive blaze. The raid launched from the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday was among the biggest...

Analysis: As US focus wanes, Mideast turns inward for talks

Dec. 28, 2021 20:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After years of looking abroad for answers, countries in the Middle East now appear to instead be talking to each other to find solutions following two decades defined by war and political upheaval. The American withdrawals from Afghanistan and...

Fire contained after reported Israeli attack on Syrian port

Dec. 28, 2021 12:55 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Firefighters contained a blaze that raged for hours in Syria's port of Latakia on Tuesday, officials said, hours after Israel launched missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, igniting the fire in the container terminal. It was the second such attack on the vital facility this month. ...

Syria reports 2nd Israeli attack on vital port in a month

Dec. 27, 2021 23:10 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli missiles fired from the Mediterranean struck the Syrian port of Latakia early Tuesday, igniting a fire in the container terminal, Syrian state media reported, in the second such attack on the vital facility this month. It is also a rare targeting of...