ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Desperate to escape Syria's terrors, Ammar Maarawi bolted. In early 2016, he paid smugglers and endured a dangerous sea crossing to Greece and an exhausting j
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Aleppo's largest square was packed with people of all ages: young men performing a folk dance, children playing, others buying ice cream, popcorn, peanuts and
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Russian troops giving hot meals to people displaced from east Aleppo in the village of Jibreen just south of the city.

Anger in Damascus after mortar attack kills 3-year-old

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Fadi Khoury was shopping with his wife and three-year-old boy in Damascus when the barrage of mortars crashed around them, severely wounding the couple and
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Fighting has long died down in Syria's largest city but Aleppo's centuries-old market still has to come back to life, more than a year after government forces
BEIRUT -- Government forces and allied militiamen in Syria are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey in freezing weather.
BEIRUT (AP) — As President Bashar Assad seeks to reassert his authority in Idlib, the only remaining province in Syria where his forces have almost no presence, he may be aided th

Lebanon arrests Uber driver suspected in Briton's murder

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have detained a man suspected in the killing of a British woman who worked at the U.K. Embassy in Beirut and whose body was found near the city
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have turned out for a Hezbollah rally in southern Beirut called to protest President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capit
BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince relies on a small core group of advisers, none more provocative than Thamer al-Sabhan, the fiercely anti-Iran government ministe

Anti-corruption campaign in Saudi brings hope to businessmen

ADMA, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon-based businessmen who lost enterprises through dealings with members of Saudi Arabia's royal family and others in the kingdom are closely watching a n
Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s abrupt resignation over the weekend was bizarre even by the often twisted standards of Lebanese politics: He made the surprise announcement from the Saudi capital in a pre-recorded message on a Saudi-owned TV station.
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants, routed from one urban stronghold after another in Syria, have recently been moving deeper into Syria's remote desert, where experts say they
BEIRUT (AP) — After losing major strongholds and key urban areas across Syria, including its self-proclaimed capital, the city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group now controls only
A U.S.-backed Syrian force is expected to declare victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group.
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese judicial officials say a court has sentenced in absentia two Lebanese citizens in to death over the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel.