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  • new storyKerry condemns Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 5:48 pm

    BOSTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday condemned terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians and said that violence between Israelis and Palestinians "has got to stop."

  • US draws a line on protecting CIA-backed rebels in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Russian military intervention to prop up Syria's government has brought new scrutiny of the CIA's secret support to Syrian rebels fighting Bashar Assad. But how far is the U.S. willing to go to empower its proxies to take on Vladimir Putin's allies?

  • Russian Embassy shelled in Syria as insurgents hit back story has photos
    Updated: Oct-13-15 2:40 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - The Russian Embassy in Damascus was shelled Tuesday as pro-government demonstrators gathered outside, and Syria's largest insurgent coalition announced an offensive to counter Moscow's airstrikes that have injected new fury in the conflict.

  • Israel opens fire at Syrian target after rocket attack 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 6:14 am

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says artillery units have opened fire at Syrian army positions after rocket fire from Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

  • Syria troops advance under Russian air cover story has photos
    Updated: Oct-12-15 2:58 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government forces battled insurgents in a strategic area near a rebel-held province and a government stronghold.

  • Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 2:54 pm

    BEIRUT - Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a "giant and beloved leader" who has "destroyed the myth of the self-aggrandizing America."

  • EU criticizes Russia's military moves in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Oct-12-15 1:33 pm

    LUXEMBOURG - European Union nations on Monday criticized Russia's military intervention in Syria, with the bloc's top diplomat calling it a worrying "game changer." But EU countries maintained Moscow's efforts wouldn't keep President Bashar Assad in power.

  • Obama: Clinton made mistake; security not endangered story has photos
    Updated: Oct-11-15 8:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct government business when she served as secretary of state was a mistake but didn't endanger national security, President Barack Obama said during an interview airing Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes."

  • Officials: CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz story has photos
    Updated: Oct-10-15 11:14 am

    WASHINGTON - CIA-backed rebels in Syria, who had begun to put serious pressure on President Bashar Assad's forces, are now under Russian bombardment with little prospect of rescue by their American patrons, U.S. officials say.

  • Kremlin: Military strikes in Syria not big financial burden 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:24 pm

    MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Russian air strikes in Syria haven't put any strain on the government's budget.

  • Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 10:03 am

    LONDON - The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday.

  • The Latest: Slain Iran general was key figure in Syria war story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:16 am

    DAMASCUS, Syria - The latest developments as Syrian troops and other nations battle militants in Syria. (All times local in Syria).

  • NATO talks tough on Russia in Syria, with scant action story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 2:23 pm

    BRUSSELS - NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defenses of member nation Turkey if necessary.

  • Syrian militant group recasts itself as moderate option 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 2:11 am

    BEIRUT - The militants brought the two men into a square in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, then announced their punishment for failing to attend Friday prayers: 25 lashes delivered by a hose-wielding militant that left their backs covered in welts and dark bruises.

  • Iran lobbied for Russian campaign in Syria , officials say 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:58 pm

    BAGHDAD - Iran played an integral role leading up to Russia's move to launch its air campaign in Syria and play a stronger role in Iraq, with one of Tehran's most powerful generals meeting for three hours with President Vladimir Putin to push for intervention, Iraqi government officials tell The Associated Press.

  • Carter: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 2:18 pm

    ROME - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his strongest message to date, said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition will not agree to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.

  • The Latest: US aircraft rerouted over Syria, avoids Russians story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm

    BEIRUT - The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local).

  • Syrian rebels face a new reality amid Russian air campaign 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:32 pm

    BEIRUT - The U.S.-backed rebel group Tajammu Alezzah has been fighting the Syrian military outside the city of Hama for months, but a new player has joined the fray: Russian warplanes, which have repeatedly hit their front-line positions, followed by airstrikes from government planes.

  • Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict.

  • US officials question Russian flight incursion into Turkey 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 12:13 pm

    MADRID - The U.S. does not believe Russia's incursion into Turkey's airspace was an accident, a senior U.S. official said Monday, adding that urgent talks are underway on what to do about the weekend incident.

  • Clinton backs potential no-fly zone in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 am

    BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she would push for a no-fly zone and safe regions in Syria to address the humanitarian crisis that has spilled out in the Middle East.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm

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  • Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.

  • The Latest: Russia says not invited to strike in Iraq story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:01 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:

  • The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm

    MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local: