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20 suspects in Paris terrorist attacks trial: Who they are

Jun. 29, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A total of 20 men are facing a verdict Wednesday over the 2015 Paris attacks by Islamic State extremists on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and the national stadium. Most attention has focused on the lone surviving member of the attack team, Salah Abdeslam. Others...

Verdict looms in trial over 2015 Paris extremist attacks

Jun. 29, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Over the course of an extraordinary nine-month trial, the lone survivor of the Islamic State extremist team that attacked Paris in 2015 has proclaimed his radicalism, wept, apologized to victims and pleaded with judges to forgive his “mistakes.” For victims’...

US strike kills Yemeni al-Qaida-linked commander in Syria

Jun. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike by the U.S.-led coalition in northwestern Syria killed a senior member of an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian opposition activists and the U.S. military said Tuesday. The attack on the suspected militant, who was riding a motorcycle at the time, came...

UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria's conflict

Jun. 28, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The first 10 years of Syria’s conflict, which started in 2011, killed more than 300,000 civilians, the United Nations said Tuesday — the highest official estimate to date of conflict-related civilian deaths in the country. The conflict began with anti-government...

Live updates | Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids

Jun. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ___ Turkey’s president...

As summit host, Spain urges NATO to watch its southern flank

Jun. 26, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is certain to dominate an upcoming NATO summit in Madrid, Spain and other member nations are quietly pushing the Western alliance to consider how mercenaries aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin are spreading Moscow's influence...

Syrian and Russian paratroopers conduct joint drill

Jun. 26, 2022 05:16 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrian paratroopers took part in a joint drill with their Russian counterparts in the war-torn country in the second joint maneuver this month, state media reported. The agency did not give further details in its Saturday night report about the...

Aid groups warn of grave consequences if Syria mandate stops

Jun. 23, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Unless the U.N. Security Council extends its approval of aid deliveries to rebel-held parts of northwest Syria next month, food supplies will be depleted by September in the region that is home to some 4 million people, aid agencies warned Thursday. Concerns have been...

Flights resume at Syrian capital airport after Israel strike

Jun. 23, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

DAMACUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria’s capital of Damascus resumed flights on Thursday after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, a private company said. Cham Wings Airlines said it had four flights that...

Syria capital airport to resume flights after Israeli strike

Jun. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria's capital will resume flights after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, state TV reported Wednesday. The outlet quoted the Transportation Ministry as saying that...