May 4, 2016

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10 things to know, Thursday, April 28

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. Ted Cruz gambles on Carly Fiorina The candidate makes a rare early running mate pick as the Republican race takes yet another unusual turn. 2. When a contested convention last happened The 1976 battle between Gerald Ford Read More…

Syrian cease-fire obliterated as airstrikes hit Aleppo hospital

BEIRUT — A wave of nighttime airstrikes hit a hospital in Syria supported by Doctors Without Borders and nearby buildings in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo, killing at least 27 people as the U.N. envoy for Syria appealed early Thursday on the U.S. and Russia to help revive the peace talks Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, April 25

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Kasich, Cruz are aligning to do Trump’s rivals are joining forces in three states to deny him the necessary delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, the latest display of strife in the convulsive GOP race. Read More…

Obama announces deployment of U.S. troops to Syria, calls them essential in training, assisting local forces

HANNOVER, Germany — President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment of up to 250 U.S. military personnel to Syria, mostly special operations forces, to assist local troops trying to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He called the move essential to keeping up momentum against the group. The deployment will bring the number of personnel to Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Americans feel about Supreme Court political battle Nearly 2 in 3 back Democrats’ demands that the Republican-run Senate hold hearings and a vote on Obama’s pick Merrick Garland, but it may not damage the GOP too Read More…

In government-controlled areas of Syria, voters to to polls to select new parliament

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrians in government-controlled areas headed to polling stations Wednesday to elect a new 250-member parliament that is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar Assad. Shortly after the stations opened at 7 a.m. local time, people began turning up. Around 3,500 government-approved candidates are competing after more than 7,000 others dropped Read More…

Lebanon shocked over sex trafficking of Syrian women

BEIRUT — Back in Syria, the young women were told they would get well-paid jobs at restaurants and hotels in Lebanon. But when they arrived, their belongings and mobile phones were taken away, and the women were locked up in two hotels north of Beirut and forced into prostitution. What followed was an ordeal of Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, April 8

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why so few Americans have been named in “Panama Papers” Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm at the center of the massive leak scandal prefers Europeans and Latin Americans over U.S. clients. 2. Fishermen caught up in battle Read More…

Sniper kills last doctor in besieged Syrian town

BEIRUT — Mohammed Khous was walking from the field hospital heading for his son’s house nearby to rest between operations. He would never make it: a sniper’s bullet to the head felled the 70-year-old in the street. With that, the Syrian town of Zabadani — under heavy siege by government forces and allied Hezbollah militia Read More…

First Syrians arrive in United States under surge resettlement program

AMMAN, Jordan — The first Syrian family to be resettled in the U.S. under a speeded-up “surge operation” for refugees left Jordan on Wednesday and arrived in Kansas City, Missouri, to start a new life. Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said he is thankful to Jordan, where he Read More…