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6 months 4 days ago

Airstrikes in Syria continue overnight

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and five Arab countries have launched airstrikes on militants in the Islamic State group in eastern Syria. The airstrikes were carried out Monday night Eastern Time, and activists say not only did they target the Islamic State group, resulting in casualties, but also the al-Qaida-linked...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama briefs Boehner on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the president to make the case to the nation and Congress for military action. A spokesman for Boehner, Brendan Buck, said in a brief statement on Thursday...

2 years 1 month ago

Explosions in Syria's Aleppo kill at least 12

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say at least 12 people, including children, have been killed in three explosions in the northern city of Aleppo. The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, says the blasts appeared to have been caused by missiles. He says they hit...

2 years 5 months ago

Jordan says it foils al-Qaida-linked terror plot

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan says authorities have arrested 11 suspected al-Qaida-linked militants for allegedly planning to attack shopping malls and Western diplomatic missions in the country. Government spokesman Sameeh Maaytah says the suspects are all Jordanian and are in police custody. He said the men had brought in arms...

3 years 5 days ago

Russia to discuss Syria with Kofi Annan

MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian official says U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan will visit Moscow this week to discuss his efforts to mediate a cease-fire in Syria. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov also said Thursday that his country will meet with a Syrian opposition delegation, including members of the...

3 years 1 month ago

Saudi official backs arms for Syrian rebels

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - The Saudi foreign minister says arming the rebels fighting the brutal regime of President Bashar Assad is "an excellent idea." Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal went further than any of the other Friends of Syria nations meeting in Tunis Friday to increase pressure on Assad to...

3 years 1 month ago

Gas Prices Up

Gas prices have shot up 8 cents in the last week. We're now averaging $2.99 a gallon. A local petroleum company believes the prices at the pump will continue to rise, especially with the US Embassy closing operations in Syria today. "Anytime you have any sort of trouble in the...

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