The Latest: Syria military declares cease-fire over
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The Latest: Syria military declares cease-fire over

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria, where a Russia-U.S.-brokered cease-fire, now in its seventh day, is hanging in the balance after numerous violations (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Syria’s military command has declared the U.S-Russian brokered cease-fire over, blaming the country’s rebel groups for undermining the agreement. In a statement Monday, … Continue reading

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Saudi police uncover IS-linked terrorist network; arrest 17

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Monday said its forces had uncovered an Islamic State group-linked terrorist network that was involved in past attacks in the kingdom and was planning future attacks against civilians, security personnel and government sites. The state-run Saudi Press Agency posted images on its Twitter account showing … Continue reading

Gulf states hit back at Sept. 11 Saudi lawsuit legislation
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Gulf states hit back at Sept. 11 Saudi lawsuit legislation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A group of six Gulf Arab countries expressed “deep concern” Monday over a bill passed by the U.S. Congress that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over the attacks. The head of the Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif al-Zayani, said in … Continue reading

South Sudan faces ‘unprecedented’ level of hunger, UN says
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South Sudan faces ‘unprecedented’ level of hunger, UN says

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations says hunger in South Sudan has reached “unprecedented” levels, with nearly 5 million people suffering from severe food insecurity. The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday that without a return to stability that will allow agricultural production to continue, “the situation could rapidly become catastrophic.” The … Continue reading

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Serbia’s leaders refuse to influence Bosnian Serbs

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia won’t help persuade Bosnian Serbs to cancel a disputed referendum that has challenged the international community in Bosnia and fueled ethnic tensions more than two decades after the 1992-95 war, the Balkan country’s leaders said Thursday. President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in a statement after meeting … Continue reading

Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders
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Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s government secured a deal to restore its authority over another rebellious Damascus suburb on Thursday while Syrian rebels captured new ground in a lightning advance on the central city of Hama and suspected government airstrikes killed 25 civilians in the surrounding province. The Syrian capital’s western suburb of Moadamiyeh, which a … Continue reading