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Stories with subject: Civil wars
  • new storyNobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:09 pm

    TUNIS, Tunisia - It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.

  • new storyGLANCE: Tunisia, Nobel winner, shines as Arab Spring success 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:30 pm

    The Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday pointed to the relative success of Tunisia in building toward democracy after a 2011 uprising ousted a longtime dictator. That makes it a resounding exception among the nations of the Arab Spring revolts.

  • new storyIS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:14 pm

    BEIRUT - Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a major increase in Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremists.

  • 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).

  • Some Syrians chart pre-approved path to European asylum story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:28 pm

    CRETEIL, France - Her slain husband, bombed-out Damascus home and refugee life are behind her. The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family. But now what?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Syrian refugees increasingly return to war zones in homeland 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 9:25 am

    ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can't survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can't afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.

  • Kasich calls for Syria no-fly zones, warns Russia to comply story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 2:17 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday the United States should establish no-fly zones and sanctuaries along Syria's border with Jordan and Turkey, and warn aggressors, specifically Russian President Vladimir Putin, that they violate those buffers at their own risk.

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

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead

  • UN rights body OKs call for postwar Sri Lanka accountability 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:09 pm

    GENEVA - The top U.N. human rights body on Thursday approved by consensus a resolution aimed to increase accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its decades-long civil war that left tens of thousands of people dead.

  • 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:

  • France investigates alleged crimes against humanity by Assad story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 10:35 am

    PARIS - Paris prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into French government accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed crimes against humanity.

  • After ruinous war, Syria regions may go separate ways story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 9:15 am

    BEIRUT - Syria has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight, some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded its fate will be to break up along sectarian or regional lines - in a best-case scenario, tenuously held together by a less centralized state.

  • Democratic discontent with White House Syria policy growing 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 6:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic discontent with the U.S. strategy in Syria is growing, with some of President Barack Obama's supporters in Congress questioning what he is doing to fight Islamic State militants, stem the exodus of Syrian refugees and find a political solution to the conflict.

  • War on IS a focus of UN General Assembly amid stalemate story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 11:15 pm

    NEW YORK - When world leaders convene for the U.N. General Assembly this week, it will be a year since the U.S. president declared the formation of an international coalition to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State group.

  • After success with Iran, pope, next stop for Obama is UN story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 3:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the U.N. General Assembly.

  • Rouhani, meeting editors, hopes for better US relations 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 4:57 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is holding out the possibility for improved relations with the United States if the international nuclear deal that has caused controversy in both the U.S. and Iran gets fully implemented later this year.

  • Diplomats jostle to lay out position on how to end Syria war 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 4:32 pm

    PARIS - Europe's top diplomats, the United States and Russia jostled to lay out their positions Thursday on how best to end the civil war in Syria, which has sent millions fleeing their homes and killed thousands.

  • Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 10:54 am

    MOSCOW - With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Israel military says it is coordinating with Russia on Syria 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 6:15 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel has set up a joint mechanism with the Russian military to coordinate their operations in Syria and avoid any accidental confrontations, a senior Israel military official said Thursday.

  • US: military talks with Moscow tied to Syria political path 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is still unsure of Russia's military intentions in Syria but intends no further conversations unless Moscow agrees to participate in talks aimed at a political solution to the civil war, Carter's spokesman said Tuesday.

  • Kerry: US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-20-15 3:56 pm

    BERLIN - Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.

  • In Europe, Iraqis and Syrians escape Islamists' harsh rule story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 12:16 pm

    MYTILENE, Greece - Among the tens of thousands fleeing war and despair in the Middle East, one group feels a special relief in reaching Europe: those who have escaped areas ruled by Islamic State extremists and the harsh scrutiny of their religious police.