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FILE -- In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 file photo, victims of the suspected chemical weapons attack lie on the ground, in Khan Sheikhoun, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible. Jean-Marc Ayrault says France now knows "from sure sources" that "the manufacturing process of the sarin that was sampled is typical of the method developed in Syrian laboratories." But Kremlin promptly denounced the French report. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)
April 26, 2017 - 10:19 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Syrian government has condemned a Turkish attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the airstrikes the day before violated international law and infringed on Syrian...
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, Palestinian refugee Abdullah Abu Massoud, 77, poses for a photo in his living room. Members of his expanded clan which includes seven children, 46 grandchildren and dozens of great-grandchildren, are seen in the background. The plight of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab wars now spans five generations, one of the longest-running refugee crises. As the second wave of displacement hits the half-century mark, a solution for millions of refugees and their descendants is more distant than ever. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
April 23, 2017 - 2:29 am
JERASH REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the creation of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip. As a young man, Abu Massoud was displaced again when Israeli forces captured Gaza, along with the West Bank and east Jerusalem,...
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ADVANCE TO GO WITH STORY SYRIA CHINESE JIHADIS BY BASSEM MROUE. This frame grab from video provided in August 6, 2016, by Turkistan Islamic Party, a militant website outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Turkistan Islamic Party prepares to fire a missile, during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria. Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world. Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have played instrumental roles in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions. ( Militant Website Turkistan Islamic Party, via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 6:25 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country...
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In this photo released by Qatar News Agency, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, second left in front row, receives the released Qataris at the Doha airport in Doha, Qatar Friday, April 21, 2017. After nearly a year and a half in captivity, Qatar on Friday secured the release of 26 hostages, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. (Qatar News Agency via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 3:14 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years. Several people with knowledge of the talks and a...
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ADVANCE TO GO WITH STORY SYRIA CHINESE JIHADIS BY BASSEM MROUE. This frame grab from video provided in August 6, 2016, by Turkistan Islamic Party, a militant website outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Turkistan Islamic Party prepares to fire a missile, during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria. Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world. Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have played instrumental roles in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions. ( Militant Website Turkistan Islamic Party, via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 2:27 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country...
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ADVANCE TO GO WITH STORY SYRIA CHINESE JIHADIS BY BASSEM MROUE. This frame grab from video provided in August 6, 2016, by Turkistan Islamic Party, a militant website outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Turkistan Islamic Party prepares to fire a missile, during a battle against the Syrian government forces, in Aleppo, Syria. Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world. Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have played instrumental roles in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country's northern regions. ( Militant Website Turkistan Islamic Party, via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 1:56 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and have been instrumental in ground offensives against President Bashar Assad's forces in the country...
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes seats for a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 21, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 1:18 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat...
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes seats for a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 21, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 5:41 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian Air Force has dispersed its combat...
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A Hezbollah fighter holds an RPG as he takes his position between orange trees, at the coastal border town of Naqoura, south Lebanon, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Hezbollah organized a media tour along the border with Israel meant to provide an insight into defensive measures established by the Israeli forces along the southern frontier in the past year in preparation for any future conflict. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
April 20, 2017 - 3:33 pm
LABBOUNEH, Lebanon (AP) — With their Kalashnikovs and Iranian-made anti-aircraft missiles pointing outward, the uniformed Hezbollah militants peered at a group of journalists from an orange grove in a village on the border with Israel, unflinching as they were photographed with their bare faces. "...
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