The official said that small groups of Americans and possibly other civilians will be given specific instructions on what to do, including movement to transit points where they can be gathered up by the military. The official spoke on condition…
By Ahmad Seir, Rahim Faiez, Kathy Gannon, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Haunted by a 2015 migration crisis fueled by the Syrian war, European leaders desperately want to avoid another large-scale influx of refugees and migrants from Afghanistan. Except for those who helped Western forces in the country's two-decade war, the message…
By Karl Ritter, Mehmet Guzel, Associated Press
Lebanon's civil defense says it deployed 25 firetrucks, supported by four air force helicopters and military units, to put out the blaze. But the fires continued to rage, spreading east.
By Hussein Mallah, Fadi Tawil, Associated Press
The coronavirus' delta variant is battering many low vaccination areas in the U.S. Missouri is among the top five states in terms of new cases and hospitalizations, with nearly 7,600 new confirmed or probable cases and seven deaths the past…
By Stephanie Sy, Murrey Jacobson
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
The U.N. Security Council unanimously extended the sole humanitarian crossing into Syria — one day before it was set to close — after a deal between the U.S. and Russia. The White House said Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin…
By Suzan Fraser, Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
Janez Lenarcic, EU commissioner for Crisis Management, on Thursday urged the U.N. Security Council to vote to keep the Bab al-Hawa crossing between Turkey and Syria operational.
In our news wrap Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended U.S. airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia groups in Syria and Iraq. President Joe Biden welcomed outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the White House. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to…
By Lou Kesten, Associated Press
The airstrikes sparked condemnation from Iraq's military and calls for revenge by the militias.
By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
The U.N. special envoy for Syria says key global players are interested in stepped-up international diplomacy to "unlock progress" toward ending the country's 10-year war.
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