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BEIRUT | The Latest: Monitor: Strikes on Syria kill 11, wound dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6 p.m. A Syria war monitor says 11 people have been killed and dozens wounded and missing in blasts from explosions at a weapons warehouse inside an air base in Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the deaths included Syrian government … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Monitor: Strikes on Syria kill 11, wound dozens

BEIRUT | Syrian military seizes key swath of land in country’s center

BEIRUT — Syria’s military announced Wednesday it has restored government control over more than 460 square miles (1,200 square kilometers) in central Syria, securing a power station, a refinery and a cement factory after uprooting armed opposition from the area. With the latest military victory, Syrian government forces regain control of the largest single swath … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian military seizes key swath of land in country’s center

BEIRUT | Monitor: 42 killed in Israeli strikes in Syria this week

BEIRUT—A wave of Israeli strikes on suspected military positions in Syria this week killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor reported Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from attacks early Thursday has risen from 23 to 27, including at least 11 Iranians and six … Continue reading BEIRUT | Monitor: 42 killed in Israeli strikes in Syria this week

BEIRUT | Senior Lebanese politician calls for quick new government

BEIRUT — A senior Lebanese politician is urging his colleagues to form a new government quickly, following general elections held last week. Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says Lebanon cannot tolerate any delays because of growing regional tensions and a struggling economy. The powerful Shiite politician has held the post for more than 25 years, and … Continue reading BEIRUT | Senior Lebanese politician calls for quick new government

BEIRUT | The Latest: Israeli DM urges Assad to get rid of Iran forces

BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Israel’s defense minister is urging President Bashar Assad to rid Syria of Iranian forces, warning their presence endangers his country. Avigdor Lieberman says: “Assad, get rid of the Iranians … they are not helping you … their presence will only cause problems … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Israeli DM urges Assad to get rid of Iran forces

BEIRUT | The Latest: Iran condemns Israeli attack in Syria

BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned Israel’s attack on Iranian targets inside Syria and called it a blatant violation of the country’s sovereignty. In Iran’s first official reaction to the attack, the Friday … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Iran condemns Israeli attack in Syria