Syrians act in playback theater to heal war trauma

BEIRUT (AP) — The young Syrian woman walked on stage and began telling the story of her brother's kidnapping in the early years of her country's civil war, wiping away tears as she recalled the 2013 i...

Fuerzas sirias buscan recuperar último baluarte de grupo EI

BEIRUT (AP) — Las fuerzas sirias dirigidas por kurdos y respaldadas por Estados Unidos han comenzado su ofensiva final para derrotar al grupo Estado Islámico en el último baluarte que tienen en el ori...

Al-Qaida's advance in northern Syria threatens fragile truce

BEIRUT (AP) — It only took a few days for al-Qaida-linked militants to seize more than two dozen towns and villages in northern Syria from rival insurgents earlier this month, expanding and cementing ...

Venezuela crisis: Familiar geopolitical sides take shape

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia, China, Iran, Syria and Cuba have come down on one side. The United States, Canada, and countries in Western Europe are on the other. As the crisis in Venezuela ...

Man detained in Lebanon on suspicion of entering from Israel

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese military official says army intelligence have detained a man on suspicion that he crossed into Lebanon from Israel. The two countries are in a state of war a...

Beirut summit highlights divisions, turmoil in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — An Arab economic summit in Lebanon has been marred by controversy days before delegates arrive for the gathering this weekend. Should regional outcast Syria be invited,...

Syria says Israeli warplanes hit Damascus airport warehouse

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Missiles fired by Israeli warplanes struck a warehouse at Damascus International Airport late Friday, causing damage but no casualties, a Syrian military official said. ...

Kurds' ambitions caught in power games

BEIRUT (AP) — They always anticipated U.S. support would run out, but President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to rapidly pull U.S. forces out of northeast Syria has nevertheless stunned the Kurds the...

Syrian Kurds and government discuss post-US withdrawal

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian Kurdish official says negotiations are ongoing between the government in Damascus and Kurdish officials on how to fill the gap following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the c...

As Syria war winds down, refugees stay put despite hardships

SIDON, Lebanon (AP) — Rozan Qarqour lives with her husband and six children in a tiny room in an unfinished building, where they share a bathroom with other Syrian refugees. Her husband sells paper cu...

IS fights to hang on a year after defeat in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in easter...

Dramatic downfall of Carlos Ghosn reverberates in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — He may have fallen from grace internationally as one of the auto industry's most powerful leaders, but Carlos Ghosn can count on continued support in at least one corner of the globe. ...

British radio presenter killed in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese official says a widely-known British radio presenter who had been living in Lebanon for years was found dead in his apartment in a mountain town near Beirut. ...

Lebanon's economy faces stark choice: Reform or collapse

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is marking 75 years of independence with a military parade Thursday in Beirut, but many anxious Lebanese feel they have little to celebrate: the country's corruption-plagued econ...

Militant or poet? US sanctions Hezbollah leader's son

BEIRUT (AP) — The son of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader designated by the U.S. State Department this week as a "global terrorist" is a poet and music lover who moves around without security and whose role...