Civil wars

Crewmen communicate at a US military base at an undisclosed location in Eastern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The deployment of the mechanized force comes after US troops withdrew from northeastern Syria, making way for a Turkish offensive that began last month. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
November 11, 2019 - 4:05 pm
A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on the Islamic State militants...
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In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo Singer Tania Saleh takes pictures by her mobile phone at the martyrs square where the ongoing anti-government take place everyday, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Saleh grew up amid a civil war that has robbed her of her childhood. Of her friends and neighbors. And of the Lebanon she so loved. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 09, 2019 - 1:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's protests are bringing out people from across the country's spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among sects. But the young protesters face an entrenched political...
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In this photo taken from the outskirts of the village of Alakamis, in Idil province, southeastern Turkey, a Turkish army vehicles is driven in Turkey after conducting a joint patrol with Russian forces in Syria, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a protester has been killed when he was run over in the village of Sarmasakh, Syria near the border by a Turkish vehicle during a joint patrol with Russia.The man was among residents who pelted with shoes and stones Turkish and Russian troops who were conducting their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, under a cease-fire deal brokered by Moscow that forced Kurdish fighters to withdraw from areas bordering Turkey. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
November 08, 2019 - 1:09 pm
IDIL, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian protester was killed after a Turkish military vehicle ran him over on Friday as it drove through an angry crowd protesting a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in northeastern Syria, Kurdish forces and a Syria war monitoring group said. The fatal incident reflects the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, U.S. forces patrol Syrian oil fields, in eastern Syria.President Donald Trump's decision to dispatch new U.S. forces to eastern Syria to secure oil fields is being criticized by some experts as ill-defined and ambiguous. But the residents of the area, one of the country's most remote and richest regions, hope the U.S. focus on eastern Syria would bring an economic boon and eliminate what remains of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad, File)
November 08, 2019 - 11:20 am
BEIRUT (AP) — As U.S. troops beef up in eastern Syria to protect oil fields, residents hope their mission will bring stability and prosperity to the remote and resource-rich region —and keep the Syrian government out. Their hopes reflect the expectations being piled onto the operation, even as...
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FILE - In this Nov.14, 2017 file photo, a site of cement maker Lafarge is pictured in Paris. A French court Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 has quashed the charges of "complicity in crimes against humanity" pressed against French cement company Lafarge yet said the judicial proceedings over Syria funding deals can continue. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 07, 2019 - 4:55 am
PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday quashed charges of "complicity in crimes against humanity" pressed against French cement company Lafarge, but says other charges will be considered over payments made to Syrian armed forces. The other charges that the Paris appeal court maintained against the...
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Military vehicles move in convoy along a road in Sevimli, Mardin Province, Turkey, Friday Nov. 1, 2019. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. (AP Photo)
November 01, 2019 - 7:44 am
SEVIMLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols Friday in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion. The patrols will cover two sections, in the west...
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October 31, 2019 - 1:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. military says its first batch of mechanized armored vehicles have arrived in southeast Syria, where they are to take part in securing oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State group. U.S.-led...
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From left, Constitutional Committee Co-Chairman Ahmad Kuzbari, representative of the Syrian Government, Geir O. Pedersen, Special Envoy for Syria and the Constitutional Committee Co-Chairman, Hadi al-Bahra, representative of the Syrian opposition, speak during the first meeting of the Syrian Constitutional Committee at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, October 30, 2019. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 11:12 am
GENEVA (AP) — Syria's government and opposition have delicately sat down for their first face-to-face talks, amid the hopes of millions of Syrians and governments from Washington to Moscow that they could become a step toward ending the country's devastating 8 ½-year war. It could be a chance for...
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A supporter of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri burns garbage containers to block a main road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hariri resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
October 29, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. The...
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In this photo provided by the White House, President Donald Trump is joined by from left, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary mark Esper, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, Deputy Director for Special Operations on the Joint Staff, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington. monitoring developments as in the U.S. Special Operations forces raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Shealah Craighead/The White House via AP)
October 27, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a U.S. military raid in Syria, according to President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Australia's prime minister has welcomed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-...
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