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  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases...
  • Ceremonies in Armenia, Turkey recall 100 years of pain

    ISTANBUL In a message to Armenians on the centennial of the mass deportations and massacres during World War I, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey recognizes "the sorrowful events" of a century ago. In a message read by a...
  • Powerful former Syrian army general dies in hospital

    Rostom Ghazali, the Syrian general once considered the most powerful man in Lebanon and a key suspect in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, has died in a hospital in the capital Damascus, a Syrian activist and local media...
  • UN envoy on Syria warns that May talks are not negotiations

    A new series of talks on the Syrian war that begin next month in Geneva should not be seen as negotiations toward a peace deal, the U.N. special envoy on Syria warned the Security Council on Friday, while an Iranian diplomat indicated that his country...
  • Lebanese army arrests 8 wanted militants, including soldier

    The Lebanese army says it arrested eight wanted militants, including a soldier who deserted to join the Islamic State group and four Syrians. An army statement late Thursday said the arrests came during a raid earlier in the day in the northern town of...
  • Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

    Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there. The conservative Islamic factions, including the al-Qaida-...
  • Iran nuke deal makes no sense with ayatollah threatening US, Israel

    WASHINGTON "Of course, yes, death to America," Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared just last month, echoing the crowd chants as he marked the Persian new year. Seeking to turn the recent nuclear accord into a final deal, President Obama says he...
  • Ex-Lebanon official admits to carrying explosives from Syria

    A former Lebanese minister charged with plotting a wave of bombings at Syria's behest confessed to transporting explosives into the country in collaboration with Syrian intelligence, his lawyer said Tuesday, arguing that his client was the victim of...
  • Jihadists coming home to Jordan lift security risk for US ally

    MAAN, Jordan Young Jordanians once listened to Sheik Mohammed al-Shalabi as he encouraged them to go fight in Syria. Now he hopes the government will heed him too. Families of the jihadists send the Salafist leader, known as Abu Sayyaf, WhatsApp...
  • APNewsBreak: UK family on way to Syria in Turkish custody

    Turkish police on Monday arrested a missing British couple with four children believed to have left England for Syria to join the Islamic State group, an official said. Asif Malik and his partner, Sara Kiran, were arrested in a hotel in Ankara and...
  • Syria's Assad cites 'contacts' with French intelligence

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the French and Syrian intelligence services have had "some contacts" over the fight against the Islamic State group but denied that there is any cooperation between them. Assad made the remarks in a taped interview with...