Syria's Assad visits Iran in rare trip abroad

Syrian President Bashar Assad has made an unannounced trip to Iran, where he met with the supreme leader and other top officials to discuss the planned U.S. tro
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Syrian state news: Mine left by Islamic State group kills 20

Syria's state news agency says a land mine left by the Islamic State group has struck a van packed with workers, killing 24
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Syria says US-led coalition hit its forces in the east

A Syrian military official says the U.S.-led coalition has attacked an army artillery position in eastern Syria, wounding two soldiers and destroying a cannon
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Building collapses in Syria's Aleppo killing 11

Syria's state news agency SANA says a building damaged during years of war in the northern city of Aleppo has collapsed killing 11 people
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Legislator blasts verdict blaming Syria for journalist death

A senior Syrian legislator has blasted a U.S. court verdict that blamed Damascus for the killing of an American journalist, saying it was based on "fortune tell
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AP Interview: Syrian Kurds say US seeking deal with Turkey

A senior Syrian Kurdish official says the United States is seeking to broker an agreement between Syrian Kurdish forces and Turkey to prevent them from going to
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Hezbollah leader warns Israel over attacks in Syria

The head of the militant Hezbollah group in Lebanon is warning over its continued attacks in Syria, saying a miscalculation could drag the region into a war
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Syria wants Turkish withdrawal to revive security agreement

Syria is calling on Turkey to withdraw its troops from the country's north and end support for armed opposition groups in order to revive a two-decade old bilat
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The Latest: Venezuela's Guaido would consider Maduro amnesty

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he would consider granting amnesty to President Nicolas Maduro and his allies if they helped return Venezuela to d
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The Latest: US orders some diplomats out of Venezuela

US orders some diplomats out of Venezuela for security reasons; embassy to remain open.
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The Latest: Maduro orders Venezuelan diplomats out of US

President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all Venezuelan diplomats home from the United States and is closing its embassy _ despite U.S. refusal to do the same in hi
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Report: US-backed Syrian fighters clash with IS, many killed

Syrian opposition activists say embers of the Islamic State group have failed in breaking a siege imposed by U.S.-backed fighters in the last area they control
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The Latest: US wants Security Council meeting on Venezuela

The United States has officially requested an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Saturday "to discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela."
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The Latest: Putin calls Venezuela's Maduro to offer support

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered his support to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a phone call
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The Latest: Pompeo says US ready to send aid to Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is ready to send Venezuela food and medicine in response to requests from the opposition-controlled congre
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The Latest: Pope 'closely following' crisis in Venezuela

The Vatican says Pope Francis is closely following developments in Venezuela and supports "all efforts that help save the population from further suffering"
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Bomb explodes in Syrian capital, damage but no fatalities

Syrian state media is reporting that a bomb has exploded in the capital Damascus causing property damage but no casualties
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The Latest: Turkish leader 'shocked' by Trump on Venezuela

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he's shocked by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's claim
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The Latest: US seeks Security Council meeting on Venezuela

South Africa's U.N. ambassador says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has asked to discuss the political situation in Venezuela with the U.N. Security Council
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The Latest: Britain backs Venezuela opposition leader

Britain's foreign secretary says Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido is "the right person" to take the troubled country forward
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The Latest: Defense chief backs Maduro in Venezuela

The chief of Venezuela's military has reaffirmed his support for President Nicolas Maduro, saying the armed forces will never accept a leader imposed on their c
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The Latest: Venezuelan soldiers on air to back Maduro

Military commanders across Venezuela are taking to the airwaves to vow loyalty to embattled President Nicolas Maduro
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The Latest: Cuba backs ally Maduro in Venezuela dispute

Venezuela's closest ally says it backs socialist President Nicolas Maduro against what it calls a "coup d'etat" to impose "a servile government under orders fro
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