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UNITED NATIONS | UN says 7 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels

UNITED NATIONS  — Seven U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 10 wounded in a military operation with Congolese forces against rebels in the northeast, which is facing a deadly Ebola outbreak, the United Nations said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said one U.N. peacekeeper was still missing and several Congolese soldiers were also killed or wounded … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | UN says 7 peacekeepers killed in fight against Congo rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria | 2 killed children among liberated Syrian hostages held by IS

DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian father and activists say Islamic State militants shot and killed two children during an operation by the Syrian military to liberate a group of hostages from southern Syria held by the group. Nashaat Abu Ammar, a resident of Sweida, says his 8-year-old son Raafat was among those shot during the … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | 2 killed children among liberated Syrian hostages held by IS

BEIRUT | The Latest: Syria state news agency says 19 held by IS freed

BEIRUT— The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Syria’s state news agency says troops have liberated 19 hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in central Syria. SANA news agency said in its report Wednesday that the operation occurred in the Hamima area east of … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Syria state news agency says 19 held by IS freed

United States | Certification to Congress on Actions of Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen Under the NDAA

United States – Pursuant to Section 1290 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA), I certified to Congress yesterday that the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations … Continue reading United States | Certification to Congress on Actions of Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen Under the NDAA

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump speaks to UK, French leaders after strikes

WASHINGTON | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with the leaders of France and the United Kingdom individually to discuss their joint military operation in Syria. The White House says Trump spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump speaks to UK, French leaders after strikes

Russia announces major operation in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Russian missiles pounded opposition targets in Syria on Tuesday, the start of a much-anticipated offensive, while activists reported the resumption of bombing in rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo for the first time in nearly a month, apparently by Syrian government warplanes. The Russian blitz began hours after President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect … Continue reading Russia announces major operation in Syria