• Syrian troops counter-attack after Damascus rebel incursion

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country’s capital, media reports said.

  • Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with dozens killed on both sides during the fighting, the military and an activist group said.

  • South Sudan feels the chill as Trump’s foreign aid cuts loom

    BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts in foreign aid could mark the retreat of U.S. support for South Sudan, a nation America enthusiastically helped to create.

  • Missiles fired from Syria at Israeli jets after airstrikes

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah prompting it to deploy its missile defense system, Israeli officials said Friday, in a rare military exchange between the two hostile neighbors.