Civil wars

FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, South Sudan's then First Vice President Riek Machar, left, looks across at President Salva Kiir, right, as the two sit to be photographed following the first meeting of a new transitional coalition government, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)
September 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. Several preliminary agreements have already been signed but both sides say this...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2018 file photo, Yemeni people carry the coffins of victims of a Saudi-led airstrike, during a funeral in Saada, Yemen. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he has told Congress the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are trying to protect civilians amid their military operations to end the civil war in Yemen. Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday he certified to Congress a day earlier the Saudi and Emirati governments “are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he endorses Pompeo’s certification. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
September 12, 2018 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has told Congress that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are doing enough to protect civilians in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Iran-aligned rebels in a civil war. Thousands have died in the fighting and...
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September 11, 2018 - 1:39 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 21:40 Iran's U.N. ambassador is warning the U.S., Britain and France against using force against Syria "under the pretext" of its alleged use of chemical weapons. Gholamali Khoshroo told the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:34 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A war monitor and rescue workers are reporting government bombardment of rebel-held areas in Syria's northwest. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday's airstrikes on Idlib and Hama provinces forced some people to flee their homes. The opposition's Civil...
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This image courtesy of Mustafa Alabdullah, an activist and resident of Idlib, shows a protester holding a placard, in Harim, a town in Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Sept 7, 2018. The rallies were part of a day of protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his troops' imminent offensive against Idlib, the last bastion of rebels in Syria. The Friday rallies came as Presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia are meeting in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria. The summit may determine whether diplomacy halts any military action in Idlib and its surrounding areas, home to more than 3 million people. Nearly half of the area's residents are already displaced from other parts of Syria and have refused to reconcile with the Syrian government. (Courtesy of Mustafa Alabdullah via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 10:07 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province in what activists described as the most intense airstrikes in weeks, ratcheting up military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion. More than 60 air raids killed at least...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 2:59 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Syria talks in Iran (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Syria's U.N. ambassador says the government is committed to regain Syrian territory and "liberate it from terrorism and foreign occupation," adding that there is no de-escalation zone in rebel-held Idlib because "...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, meets with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Tehran, Iran, during their talks as part of Russia-Iran-Turkey summit to discuss Syria, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Rouhani, Erdogan and Russia's President Vladimir Putin began a meeting Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
September 07, 2018 - 7:23 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Friday to discuss the future of Syria as a bloody military operation looms in the last rebel-held area of the war-ravaged nation, urging militants to lay down their weapons. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a cease-...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, left, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lock hands during a group photo in Ankara, Turkey. When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet in Tehran Friday, Sept. 7, all eyes will be on their diplomacy averting a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. (Tolga Bozoglu/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 07, 2018 - 2:07 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey will meet Friday in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria, with all eyes on a possible military offensive to retake the last rebel-held bastion of Idlib. The summit between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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September 04, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House warned Syria's President Bashar Assad on Tuesday that if he chooses to use chemical weapons, the U.S. and its allies "will respond swiftly and appropriately," pushing back against an expected Syrian government offensive against an opposition stronghold. The White...
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This undated photo shows prisoners sitting together at the central prison in the capital Juba, South Sudan. A new Amnesty International report accuses authorities in South Sudan of torturing people to death in detention and letting many others languish since civil war began in late 2013. The report based on interviews with victims and witnesses says at least two dozen people have died because of harsh conditions and inadequate medical care. The government calls the report "rubbish." The AP visited detention centers for itself. (AP Photo)
September 04, 2018 - 5:06 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pushing filthy hands between the bars of his cell, Maluel Chol held up a small black plastic bag. "This is where I go to the toilet," he said. The 28-year-old has been detained for six months in South Sudan's capital, accused of murder but not yet officially charged and...
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