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Germany urges humane treatment of migrants at Belarus border

Germany urges humane treatment of migrants at Belarus border The German government has called for the “humane” treatment of migrants at the European Union’s external border with Belarus ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 5:39 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The German government on Friday called for the “humane” …

Airstrike kills, wounds Turkey-backed gunmen in north Syria

Airstrike kills, wounds Turkey-backed gunmen in north Syria Syrian opposition activists and pro-government media say warplanes have attacked Turkey-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria, killing and wounding more than a dozen militants ByThe Associated PressSeptember 26, 2021, 10:26 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Warplanes attacked Turkey-backed opposition fighters …

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey Refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria once were welcomed in neighboring Turkey with open arms and compassion for fellow Muslims By SUZAN FRASER and AYSE WIETING Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 2:41 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFatima Alzahra Shon, …

Syrian dies of swallowing gasoline in fuel-strapped Lebanon

Syrian dies of swallowing gasoline in fuel-strapped Lebanon Lebanon’s national news agency says a Syrian man has died after swallowing gasoline he was siphoning out of his vehicle’s tank with a plastic tube ByThe Associated PressSeptember 25, 2021, 1:17 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA screen on a gasoline …

Drone strike kills at least 1 in northwestern Syria

Drone strike kills at least 1 in northwestern Syria Rescue workers and a war monitor say a drone strike has hit a vehicle traveling on a rural road in rebel-controlled northwestern Syria, killing at least one person ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 8:00 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — …

Dutch court: Syrian brothers guilty of Jabhat al-Nusra roles

Dutch court: Syrian brothers guilty of Jabhat al-Nusra roles A Dutch court has convicted two Syrian brothers of holding leading roles in the Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group in their home country between 2011 and 2014 ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 1:35 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THE HAGUE, Netherlands — …

Syria’s defense chief meets Jordan’s army commander in Amman

Syria’s defense chief meets Jordan’s army commander in Amman Syria’s defense minister has paid a rare visit to Jordan after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near the border between the two countries ByThe Associated PressSeptember 19, 2021, 6:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article AMMAN — Syria’s defense minister met …

Attack on gas pipeline in Syria causes brief power outage

Attack on gas pipeline in Syria causes brief power outage Syria’s electricity minister says an attack with explosive devices laid along a natural gas pipeline southeast of Syria’s capital knocked out power in parts of the country before it was quickly restored ByThe Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 11:26 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Hezbollah-organized fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon

Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions A convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian diesel has arrived from Syria to Lebanon By FADI TAWIL and BILAL HUSSEIN Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 4:21 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:55 On Location: September 16, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories …

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees Turkey’s foreign minister says his country is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to repatriate Syrians to their home country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 5:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Turkey is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to …

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appears to have slowly returned to some sense of normalcy By ALBERT AJI Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 4:41 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary

Al-Qaida chief appears in video marking 9/11 anniversary Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has appeared in a video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:47 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Al-Qaida leader Ayman …

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4 Turkish officials say two troops died after being attacked during cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 12:16 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Two Turkish troops died on Sunday after being attacked during …

Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage

Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage Survivors of Islamic State group’s 2015 attack on Paris and those who mourn the 130 people killed that night are bracing for a long-awaited trial that starts this week in Paris By LORI HINNANT and NICOLAS VAUX-MONTAGNY Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 4:29 PM• 7 min readShare …

New Zealand attacker radicalized by neighbors, mother says

New Zealand attacker radicalized by neighbors, mother says The mother of an Islamic State-inspired extremist who stabbed shoppers in a New Zealand supermarket said her son was radicalized by neighbors from Syria and Iraq By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 5:10 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressLight traffic …

6 Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon at risk of deportation

6 Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon at risk of deportation Lawyers of six Syrian refugees arrested in Lebanon say the country’s security services have given them a 24-hour ultimatum — either leave Lebanon to a third country or be deported to Syria, the war-ravaged country they fled By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, …

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 18,500 militants over 6 years

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 18,500 militants over 6 years Turkey says it has “neutralized” nearly 18,500 people whom it calls “terrorists” over the past six years ByThe Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 2:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Turkey has “neutralized” nearly 18,500 people that it calls “terrorists” over …

Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles near capital

Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles near capital Syria says it has shot down Israeli missiles as they approached the capital Damascus, saying it had countered an “aggression” from its longtime adversary with its own air defenses ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 8:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon A delegation of four U.S. senators says America is looking to help Lebanon overcome fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 6:03 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSen. Chris Murphy, D-C.T., right, Sen. …

Taliban success in Afghanistan seen as boost for extremists

Taliban success in Afghanistan seen as boost for extremists The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is giving radical Islamic groups from Syria and the Gaza Strip to Pakistan and West Africa reason to celebrate By ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 7:38 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article11:20 No 2nd explosion at …

Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast

Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast Syria’s state news agency says an oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country By ALBERT AJI Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 12:07 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Cyprus sends 88 Syrian migrants back to Lebanon

Cyprus sends 88 Syrian migrants back to Lebanon Cyprus’ interior minister says 88 Syrians have been sent back to Lebanon  after trying to reach the east Mediterranean island nation aboard two boats By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 6:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus on …

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water

Aid groups: Millions in Syria, Iraq losing access to water International aid groups are warning that millions of people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, electricity and food By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 11:31 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 On Location: August 23, 2021 Catch …

Syria shot down 22 Israeli missiles, Russian military says

Syria shot down 22 Israeli missiles, Russian military says The Russian military says Syria’s air defense forces have shot down 22 of 24 missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during an airstrike against targets in Syria ByThe Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 7:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW — Syria’s air …

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don’t need COVID tests

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don’t need COVID tests The U.S. State Department says evacuees from Afghanistan are not required to get a negative COVID-19 test to be able to leave Kabul By The Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 8:43 PM• 29 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters pose for …

Erdogan says Turkey is not Europe’s ‘refugee warehouse’

Erdogan says Turkey is not Europe’s ‘refugee warehouse’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on European nations to shoulder the responsibility for Afghans fleeing the Taliban and warned that his country won’t become Europe’s “refugee warehouse.” ByThe Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 7:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghan …

Syrian state TV: Israel fires missiles in southern Syria

Syrian state TV: Israel fires missiles in southern Syria Syrian state TV says Israel carried out a missile attack, targeting a military position in southern Syria ByThe Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 6:57 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Syrian state media reported that Israel carried out a missile attack …

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says the bloc has no intention of recognizing the Taliban after its sweeping victory in Afghanistan By LORNE COOK and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 6:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Jordanian troops kill smuggler at Syrian border

Jordanian troops kill smuggler at Syrian border The Jordanian military said it has killed one smuggler and wounded several others while thwarting a drugs- and weapons-smuggling operation at the Syrian border ByThe Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 1:48 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Jordanian military on …

Hezbollah says fired rockets after Israeli airstrikes

Hezbollah, Israel trade fire in dangerous Mideast escalation The militant Hezbollah group has fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, and Israel has hit back with artillery in a significant escalation between the two sides By LAURIE KELLMAN and ZEINA KARAM Associated PressAugust 6, 2021, 2:48 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …