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This photo release by the International Committee of The Red Cross, shows a convoy of the Red Cross vehicles headed to eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and basic medicines, many of the besieged and bombarded Syrian civilians in Damascus' eastern suburbs of Ghouta awaited Monday for a 46-truck convoy organized by the United Nations and key aid agencies to enter the rebel-held enclave. (International Committee of The Red Cross via AP)
March 05, 2018 - 10:03 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. The U.N.'s humanitarian office said the convoy with health and...
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The satellite images produced by UNITAR-UNOSAT distributed by Airbus DS and taken by Pleiades satellites of CNES show Douma near Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 23, 2018, left, and March 2, 2018 with a destroyed building at center of the right image. (CNES via Airbus DS/UNITAR-UNOSAT via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 6:53 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The office of French President Emmanuel Macron says that he and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are extremely worried about the continued violence in Syria's eastern Ghouta despite a cease-fire resolution. Macron...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 4:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Turkey's military says eight of its soldiers were killed in its offensive on a Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria. In two separate statements late Thursday, the army announced 13 others were wounded in...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 4:13 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Turkey's military says eight of its soldiers were killed in its offensive on a Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria. In two separate statements late Thursday, the army announced 13 others were wounded in...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 1:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The five-hour daily pauses in fighting in Syria's embattled eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus — laid out under a "unilateral" plan by Russia — are not enough to take in aid or evacuate civilians, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday. Jan Egeland also said the U.N. Security...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 12:32 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The United Nations satellite agency says an analysis of images shows widespread new damage in the opposition-held eastern suburbs of Damascus. The preliminary analysis conducted by UNOSAT of satellite imagery from...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 9:55 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The five-hour daily pauses in fighting in Syria's embattled eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus laid out under a "unilateral" plan by Russia are not enough to take in aid or evacuate civilians, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday. Jan Egeland also said the U.N. Security Council...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 8:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The United Nations envoy for Syria is insisting that a government-led assault on eastern Ghouta must not devolve into a "copycat" of the bloody siege on northern Aleppo in late 2016. U.N. and other aid officials...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an injured man sitting inside a Civil Defense van after airstrikes hit near Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the five-hour pause in eastern Ghouta was preceded by a barrage of airstrikes in the towns of Harasta and Douma, where Syrian troops and allied militia trying to push ahead with a ground offensive on a number of fronts from the east and west clashed with local insurgent groups. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 8:49 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments regarding Syria (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The United Nations envoy for Syria is insisting that a government-led assault on eastern Ghouta must not devolve into a "copycat" of the bloody siege on northern Aleppo in late 2016. U.N. and other aid officials...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president and Pakistan's prime minister launched a 1,814 kilometer (1,130 mile) gas pipeline on Friday that will feed Turkmenistan gas to Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and eventually to India. The first part of the inauguration took place in Turkmenistan,...
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