International incidents

FILE - This July 4, 2011, file photo, shows the Trump International Hotel Panama , third building from left, in Panama City. Panama’s government is formally investigating a complaint that executives for President Donald Trump’s family hotel business are refusing to physically leave the 70-story luxury Trump hotel there amid a management dispute. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
February 27, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Rival teams of security guards grappled in a stairwell Tuesday as a business dispute for control over the Trump luxury hotel in Panama mounted. Cellphone video of the confrontation obtained by The Associated Press showed a security official working for President Donald Trump's...
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This photo released on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
February 23, 2018 - 12:57 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than...
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In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 photo, The Qatari envoy, Mohammed Al-Emadi, attends a press conference at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. Al-Emadi told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 that Gaza is "on the verge of collapsing" and that if things do not improve, another war could break out between its Hamas rulers and Israel. Al-Emadi, Qatar's point man for the Gaza Strip, is calling on the world to send humanitarian aid urgently to the war-torn territory. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
February 22, 2018 - 12:34 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Qatar's point man for Gaza on Thursday urged the world to send urgently needed humanitarian aid to the territory, warning that the war-ravaged coastal strip is "on the verge of collapsing" and could plunge into a new round of fighting with Israel if conditions do not improve...
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, give a press conference in Amman, Jordan, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Cavusoglu said his country is ready to battle Syrian government troops if they enter an enclave in northern Syria to protect Syrian Kurdish fighters. Syrian state media said pro-Syrian government forces will begin entering the Afrin enclave "within hours," after reaching an agreement with the Kurdish militia in control of the region. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
February 19, 2018 - 1:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters. The warning sets up a potential...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, at the Government House, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson held talks with the Lebanese president and other officials amid a growing dispute between the small Mediterranean country and neighboring Israel over oil and gas reserves, and Israel's construction of a border wall that Lebanon says encroaches on its territory. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
February 15, 2018 - 9:17 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said he had positive discussions in Lebanon on how to break a "stalemate" with Israel over gas drilling rights along the countries' disputed maritime border and maintain calm along the volatile frontier. Tillerson was in Lebanon on a...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil before his meeting with Lebanese president at the presidential palace in Baabda east of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson is in Beirut for one day visit to meet with Lebanese officials.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
February 15, 2018 - 5:46 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with key allies of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group on Thursday, during a brief stopover in Beirut as part of a regional trip. The visit comes amid a growing dispute between Lebanon and its southern neighbor, Israel, over oil and gas...
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Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Erdogan issued a warning Tuesday to Greece, Cyprus and international companies exploring for gas in the eastern Mediterranean not to "step out of line" and encroach on Turkey's rights.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
February 13, 2018 - 9:00 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a warning Tuesday to neighboring Greece, Cyprus and international companies exploring for gas in the eastern Mediterranean not to "step out of line" and encroach on Turkey's rights. Meanwhile, Greek authorities said a Turkish coast...
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Flames rise from a missile, which according to the Lebanon national news agency appears to be part of a Syrian air defense missile targeting an Israeli warplane which landed in a lemon grove, in Hasbani village, southwest Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. (AP Photo)
February 10, 2018 - 7:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel offensive against Iranian targets in Syria (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest developments in the region. Netanyahu says Saturday that he informed...
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Israeli security stands around the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel, near kibbutz of Harduf, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone it said infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets inside Syria, in its most significant engagement since the fighting in neighboring Syria began in 2011. Responding anti-aircraft fire led to the downing of an Israeli fighter plane. (AP Photo/Rami Slush) ***ISRAEL OUT***
February 10, 2018 - 5:44 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of...
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Israeli security stands around the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel, near kibbutz of Harduf, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone it said infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets inside Syria, in its most significant engagement since the fighting in neighboring Syria began in 2011. Responding anti-aircraft fire led to the downing of an Israeli fighter plane. (AP Photo/Rami Slush) ***ISRAEL OUT***
February 10, 2018 - 5:40 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of...
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