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March 26, 2017 - 2:54 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 9:45 p.m. U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they have captured the Tabqa air base in northern Syria from Islamic State militants. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say they captured the strategically located air base from...
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March 26, 2017 - 6:43 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has ordered an evacuation from its de facto capital, Raqqa, following warnings that the Tabqa Dam upstream on the Euphrates River could collapse. The activist-run Raqqa is Being...
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Hong Kong chief executive candidate, former Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, speaks to the media during an election campaign in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday, March 26 when members of a committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites cast their ballots, in the first such vote since 2014’s huge pro-democracy protests against the system. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 24, 2017 - 12:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote since 2014's huge pro-democracy protests. Here's a look at the electoral system in place, which critics have dubbed a "...
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FILE - This March 22, 2012 file photo shows general view of Damascus, Syria. Syrian state TV said Monday, March 20, 2017 that government forces have regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)
March 20, 2017 - 7:00 am
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 the two-day fighting leaving dozens dead on both sides, the military and an activist group said. The sudden rebel seizure of...
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March 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio activist is suing Oscar nominee James Woods for defamation over a tweet he sent out during the presidential campaign season. The Chillicothe Gazette reports ( http://ohne.ws/2lXnHwP ) Portia Boulger, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, filed a federal lawsuit this month...
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March 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Bill Ackman has sold his hedge fund's stake in drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., saying the investment took up a "disproportionately large amount of time and resources." Pershing Square said Monday that it will realize a "large tax loss" on the...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, speaks during an interview with Hong-Kong based Phoenix TV in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 11, 2017. Assad said that his military's priority is to reach Islamic State's de-facto capital Raqqa, where U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces are advancing. (SANA via AP)
March 11, 2017 - 5:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Arab media and activists reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged buses in a parking...
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FILE- In this July 28, 2013 file photo, Bahraini lawmakers participate in a special session of parliament to discuss how to handle the uprising in the Gulf island kingdom, convened in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain has approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, a move widely criticized by activists. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
March 05, 2017 - 4:02 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain on Sunday approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, the kingdom's latest rollback on reforms made after its 2011 Arab Spring protests that likely will stoke an ongoing government crackdown on dissent. Activists warn the...
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March 03, 2017 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says basic freedoms of expression and free association are on the decline around the world, making it harder for opposition groups and human rights activists to organize. That's the conclusion of the State Department's annual human rights report being released...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2015 file photo, a delegate takes a photo before a plenary session of the National People's Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Democracy Chinese-style will go on display when the country's rubberstamp legislature, the National People's Congress opens its annual sessions in Beijing on Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
March 02, 2017 - 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — Governing Chinese-style will go on display when the country's rubberstamp legislature, the National People's Congress, and its advisory body open their annual sessions in Beijing over the next few days. The largely ceremonial events come months ahead of an even more momentous...
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