Tag: Syria

Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says

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MOSCOW — Syria's air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian...

Israel shells Lebanon after rockets fired over border

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said its artillery shelled southern Lebanon early Tuesday after two rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory. ...

Biden hosts Jordan’s king amid tough choices in Mideast

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to host King Abdullah II of Jordan during one of the most difficult moments of the Jordanian...

Militia officials: US drone destroys militia truck in Syria

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BAGHDAD — A U.S. drone attack targeted a truck for an Iran-backed militia in eastern Syria on Sunday, destroying the vehicle without causing any...

Syria-based breakaway Palestinian faction elects new leader

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DAMASCUS, Syria — A breakaway Palestinian faction that carried out headline-grabbing attacks against Israel in the 1970s and 1980s has named a veteran new...

Biden to meet with Iraqi prime minister at White House

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President Joe Biden will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi later this month in Washington, the White House said Friday. ...

Syrian refugee swimmer makes his mark at the Paralympics

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ATHENS, Greece — When Ibrahim Al Hussein fled Syria in 2012 after being wounded by an explosion during his country's civil war, his life...

US cites China, Myanmar, Ethiopia in genocide report

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday renewed genocide allegations against China for repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in its northwest Xinjiang...

Head of radical Palestinian group laid to rest in Syria

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DAMASCUS, Syria — Hundreds of people attended on Friday the funeral of Ahmed Jibril, the leader of a breakaway Palestinian faction whose group carried...

Iraqi militia commander vows to avenge deaths in US strike

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BAGHDAD — The leader of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia has vowed to retaliate against America for the deaths of four of his men in...