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EXPLAINER: US airstrike in Syria sends message to Iran

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike targeting facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria appears to be a message to Tehran delivered by a new American administration still figuring out its approach t...

Despair in Lebanon pushing some to flee to Europe in boats

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son the little things a toddler wants. So when he heard tha...

Poorer countries face big risks in easing virus restrictions

BEIRUT (AP) — As some wealthier Western nations begin easing coronavirus restrictions, many developing countries, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, want to do it too, but they cannot afford ...

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,...

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...

AP News Guide: Potential for escalation in Syria abounds

BEIRUT (AP) — With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of a regional war, it's easy to forget that not so long ago President Donald Trump shocked advisers by declaring his ...

No good options for Syria's vanquished rebels in Ghouta

BEIRUT (AP) — Three years ago, the Army of Islam, one of Syria's most powerful armed opposition groups, held a massive military parade that included thousands of opposition fighters marching in format...

Saudis' bolder moves to confront Iran echo across region

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It's a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even thoug...

Saudis' bolder moves to confront Iran echo across region

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It's a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even thoug...

US risks a backlash for its growing role in Syrian conflict

BEIRUT (AP) — With the Trump administration's decision to supply Syria's Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons, U.S. troops inside Syria are in the crossfire between Turkey, a powerful NATO ally, and ...

Q&A: Who has chemical weapons in Syria?

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad was required to declare and dispose of all his chemical weapons under U.N. supervision in 2014, but his forces have been accused of using them since then, m...